During the early classical era in Athens and the ancient era of the Han China Dynasty, both societies had striking political organizations and unique government powers that were created to guarantee an ordered and productive society. The systems contrast in that the Han emperor was chosen by heaven that made the dynasty a monarchy whereas Athens gave power to every citizen making the city-state a pure democracy. Despite their differences, the two share in that they used their government powers to place restrictions on both women and slaves and that both disregarded wealth when selecting their government officials. In contrast, the Han dynasty emperor was believed to be the son of heaven whereas in classical Athens the citizens held the political power in their hands making the city-state a pure democracy. Emperor Wu Ti of the Han dynasty ruled China because according to the mandate of heaven Wu Ti ruled as a representative of heaven but not as a divine being.
Louis did not even bother to ask for anyone else's input, he just did what he thought would be best for himself. Philip had quiet confidence, which means he did not think that he was the smartest, he knew he was the smartest and so did everyone else. The sourcebook reads, “Philip surpassed Ferdinand and Isabella in making every part of the government responsible to him. He reigned as an absolute monarch, a ruler with complete authority over the government and the lives of the people.” Philip used his supreme power appropriately and confidently, which made Spain flourish while he was in control.
In their democracy, every male was required to participate regardless of his social standing. In the Athenian government, “no one, so long as he has it in him to be of service to the state is kept in political obscurity because of poverty.” This represents the Athenians belief that the people should have a role in politics and not just officials. The Athenians wanted to ensure equality and respect throughout the polis. Like the Athenians, the Spartans supported the idea that wealth should not limit a person.
This emperor was different since according to Aristides he says that he was elected to protect and care for the people not to be their master and that he also had equality within the poor, rich, weak, and powerful people. The Roman Empire is a good representation of the modern world since the United States has a similar political system, but a bit more modern since we have one person in charge but he has more people under him to be able to rule the country effectively. The Roman Empire and the United States are similar since the government is there to care and protect the people from harm and to keep everything equal among the people. By having that type of government, it helped the emperor have peace within the people and by having that it allowed the empire to be able to conquer and control the empire with no problems which is why they were able to last a while without being
I believe the biggest reasons are to make sure everyone is “equal” and so there are “less” problems. The society the book puts forth is a controlled dystopia where everyone is “equal” in a way. No one is allowed to have friends or show attraction to someone else because that would mean that they preferred a certain person over their brothers, therefore showing that not everyone is truly equal. The people of Anthem are also not allowed to choose their jobs or even state that they prefer something. Having a preference in this city was seen and taught as if it was
Trump also using artifice to draw attention from one area he lacks to another that makes him look worthy of his presidential status. While everyone's intentions are different whilst using artifice, the results tend to be completely different. Even if the developments are good, artifice is still used by self-indulgent people, and that is why it is a terrible
(The Once And Future King pp 914). Arthur prefered to be treated as an equal although he was far greater than that. “He announced. ‘All shall be equal at this table. No single knight is more important that another.”
Individualism not only helps a society grow, but also help the people in it realise that they are good at doing. Richard Koch in this article “In Individual Good or Bad,” compared the pros and cons of individualism. He believes that “individualism has been an enormous success in encouraging ordinary people
Hobbes holds that the natural condition of men is “condition of war”. Therefore, creating commonwealth is the only method of preventing conflict between people. Hobbes disagrees the point of Aristotle (about state is natural) and Hobbes holds that creating state is not natural; it is a voluntary agreement or
Traits such as creativity, intelligence, and skepticism are highly valued and are noticeable in most famous scientists. For these reasons, it is logical that science is not highly valued in the totalitarian world in Anthem, since in the collectivist society, obedient and average people are rewarded, and people that stand out are punished. Equality 7-2521 knew he was smarter than his brothers, but stated “it is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them”, because the main concept of collectivism is unity, that “We are nothing. Mankind is all”, and by standing out, whether by being superior or inferior, you threaten that
The Romans and the Han had similar methods of political control due to the fact that they both used their ancestors as a way to continue their political reign. For example, Roman senators would nominate their sons for public offices and in Han society dynastic control allowed a family to continuously reign. Women also played little to no roles in politics in Rome and Han China; however their methods of political control were different in that the Romans used wealth and property ownership as a deciding factor in appointing political leadership, while the Han was run under a dynasty which granted leadership within the ruling family. The Romans and Han used different methods of political control in their systems
The Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire. The Han dynasty Empire and the Roman empire stood large and mighty at the start of the Common Era, with the two kingdoms controlling an unprecedented mass amount of populations under their reign. Both kingdoms rose as predecessors from previous political systems that extended lands under one rule, with the Roman Republic expansion in Europe after the Punic wars and the Qin state achieving conquest over six other nearby states creating the first imperial China in east Asia. The heavy hand of the Qin dynasty and the assassination of Rome’s beloved general, Julius Caesar, by the Roman senate, threw both kingdoms into rebellion, ushering in centuries of imperialistic rule for both in their respective timelines.
In order to understand the similarities of how order was in the Han Dynasty and Roman Empire from 300 BCE to 300 CE, the beginnings of each empire should be understood. Before the Han Dynasty rose, the Qin Dynasty, which overtaxed their citizens and regulated their laws by censoring education (burning books). The Roman Empire started out as a city-state which began to conquer neighboring regions, such as Italy, and expanded through warfare. However, from 300 BCE to 300 CE, the Han Dynasty and Roman Empire both created order in society by having an agrarian economy, ideologies, and establishing an authority that shaped social structures. The first similarity of how the Romans and the Han both created order in society, from 300 BCE to 300 CE, was their agrarian economy.
Athens and China many appear very different, but I think they are more similar than they appear. In China since it there was a lot of power in the hands of the Emperor some people might expect that the citizens in China had little to do with the government. However like Athens the citizens did take part in the government. China still was supported and involved the people in the government like Athens. Document 2 states “Those who ruled are supported by those who are ruled.”