The war of independence was fought from 1775-1782. In the beginning, it was largely believed that Britain would be successful. However, the Americans proved to be victorious in the end, overcoming many challenges that were thrown their way. The biggest threat to their independence was simply the strength of the British. Their experience of ruling over many nations during the past 100 years proved to come in handy.
Different periods throughout China’s history have different names, known as dynasties, for the diverse positions within its society. Theoretically, all of the periods are similar, with the government and military officials ranking high in the hierarchy, and the average everyday people being under regular Chinese law. Throughout China’s history, the society has been organized into a hierarchic system of socio-economic classes, known as the four occupations. The four occupations system seems to have become distorted after the commercialization of Chinese culture during the Song Dynasty. Even though the social rankings within the country are not as predominant as they once were, the people living within the country still know their “place” within the society.
Over thousands of years of vicissitudes of dynasties in ancient China, the Tang Dynasty (618-907), undoubtedly, was one of the most glistening historic period. Considered as the ‘Golden Age’ in Chinese history, the state, under the ruling of the the capable emperors of Tang, became the most powerful and prosperous country in the world. In this glorious period, the economy, politics, culture and military strength reached an unparalleled advanced level. After 300 years of division and fragmentation following the collapse of the Han dynasty in 220 A.D., China was once again unified under the Sui dynasty (581–618). The political and governmental institutions established during this brief period lay the foundation for the growth and prosperity
The Han Dynasty of China and the Pax Romana coexisted in different regions of the world for a short period of history. Each of them had their own belief of government. For the Han Dynasty it was all about following the Confucian values that had been established, and for the Romans, it was almost a new era of Roman rule, this time with less expansionism. While there were many similarities between the two, there were also significant differences because of things such as societal practices, religion, and power structure. Militaries were different, cultural outlook was different; these were things that ultimately would affect each empire in the end.
In Document B, The Xiongnu were planning to invade China, as a result Wu Di decided to build a wall. After the construction of the wall, everyone was safe and they were protected from invasions. Another benefit is travel and trading purposes. In Document D, Wu Di used to wall to the help travelers and merchants influence the world in trade with other nations. The wall made a way for people to travel, helped travelers and merchants reach and exit China and protected people in and out of China.
His royal-aristocratic background and the military experience in having led the anti-Qin coalition of feudal kingdoms allowed Xiang Yu to prevail in the initial stage of the conflict. However, Liu Bang eventually won the war to become the ultimate ruler of China. Thus, three centuries of glorious Han dynasty had
1. Describe the key factors in the Sui-Tang era that made for the restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil? The restoration of a strong, unified Chinese empire after centuries of turmoil was made possible through the reestablishment of a centralized empire, the revival of Confucian ideas and the enhancement of the scholar-gentry administrators. The creation of a bureaucracy allowed for control from the imperial palace all the down to district level. To have effective administrators to run the bureaucracy, the civil service exam was a must.
The Qin and Han employed different philosophies on how to run their dynasties. The Qin used controlling Legalistic ideas while the Han used the relationship building Confucianism. The Qin and Han had a different relationship with outsiders because the Qin preferred to keep foreigners out while the Han wanted to build a relationship with them. The Qin and the Han each contributed to the growth of China’s culture and expansion. The developments in trade, foreign relations, and building expansive building projects in the Qin and Han Dynasties effected the design of every dynasty
It can be seen of the extensive literature that flooded the country during the Tang Dynasty, in all sorts of forms: poems, stories, books of teaching, etc. This amount of attention to the process of creative writing and record keeping proves unique in comparison to other dynasties, such as the Qin Dynasty; creativity or personal viewpoints would’ve most likely been heavily suppressed by the legalistic nature of the government. The fact that the Tang Dynasty split past this governmental method is a pivotal reason as to why it became regarded as such a prosperous and successful time in Chinese history today. The loosening of the government’s hold on the civilians allowed for them to be able to express personal interests and opinions, opening opportunities to advance in technological innovation, while also spurring one’s creativity through expression in forms of literature. Yet, it can’t be fully confirmed of this history; indeed, victors are the ones who write the history.
U.S invests in high technology in artillery to make their forces stronger. Investment in technology makes U.S military dominant over the military of other countries including China. Apart from all the positive aspects of U.S, most of the population said that China will overtake U.S as the best and most powerful economy of the world. According to the report by Peru Research Center, the close allies of U.S feel that China is moving ahead of U.S in almost every aspect. Surveys show that 48% of the economists say that china will become the world power, 37% say that U.S will remain the world power and continue dominating over the world and the remaining 15% made no remarks.
Their army was also part of. Their army was very power full. They had one hundred and thirty thousand to three hundred thousand men the historians estimated. The only reason for this is that their military methods and weapons helped them expand their dynasty. They were the first ones to make iron swords which means they were the first to have them.
When Qin Shihuangdi died in 210 B.C.E., he left behind a legacy that revealed the power he displayed in the form of thousands of terracotta warriors and other figures. As the first Chinese emperor, these sculptures reflect the political power he had, as well as give a glimpse of the wealth enjoyed but the emperor in the third century. The terra cotta army shows Qin Shihuangdi’s success as an emperor, but also shows the firm and possibly unfair rule that he displayed during his time as emperor. The tomb of the emperor and the fine quality of the artifacts found inside offer a show of the success and wealth of the first emperor of China. The terracotta army itself is a marvel of craftsmanship.
Some of the most relevant cultural and technological achievements were made during the Tang and Song eras, it was in this period of time that three of the four most important inventions of Chinese civilization were discovered and put into practice: In the Song period were discovered the compass, the printing press, and the black gunpowder. It should be noted that Bi Sheng invented the printing press 400 years earlier than the Europeans, his Song built the world 's first astronomical clock. Firearms began to be used extensively in military combat, and shipbuilding improved considerably, silk production, and porcelain crafts also flourished, in the twelfth century Song became the first government in the world to print their own paper money. The
The Adoption of Isolationism in America The debate about whether the world’s superpower should be involved in the rest of the planet has gone on for years. Stan Lee’s quote, “With great power comes great responsibility” can be applied to this situation. The United States is one of the greatest and most powerful forces of our time and has been challenged on numerous occasions throughout the course of the past 300 years. Many countries or unions want to hold the title of the most powerful nation but the US securely holds that position. The question really becomes; what do we do with all of this power?
The Roman Empire was, (and still is) considered to be one of the greatest powers in history. It was an Empire of great success, not only economically but politically. With an army that had successfully conquered many other Empires and that had precise military techniques, they were feared by many. So how could such a large Empire, with such a successful economy and military be defeated? Many historians throughout history have had strong opinions on what may have caused the decline, and eventual fall of the Western Roman Empire.