Ysabelle: GUPTA: THE RISE OF AN EMPIRE After the final king of the Maurya Empire was assassinated, the whole empire collapsed! And because of this, it gave a way for a new empire to rise, the Gupta Empire.
THE BRIEF HISTORY OF XIANG YU Xiang Yu (233 BC – 202 BC) was one of the best Chinese prominent military leaders in history. A rebellion who was having a major role in the fall of Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and at last leaded to the rise of Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Xiang Ji, whose polite name was Yu, was born in Xiaxiang (near modern Suqian, province of Jiangsu). Xiang Yu’s family had served the kings of Chu for generations. His father, Xiang Yan, was a Chu general who was killed in 223 BC during the Qin conquest of Chu.
Fall of the Qin Dynasty In the World History textbook, “The Human Experience”, a Confucian essay by Jia Yi, and a newspaper article by T’an Hsiao-Wen, it tells us how the Qin Dynasty came to an end. The most reliable source for the end of the dynasty was the Confucian essay by Jia Yi. Jia Yi was a Confucian poet and statesman of the Han dynasty who lived from approximately 200 to 168 BCE. This article from http://thegreatchinesefirewall.weebly.com/ states, “One major event of censorship in ancient China was the Burning of Books and Burial of Scholars.
Scott Fitzgerald's magnum opus, he plays out several deaths which play a important factor in the plot of the novel. Two significant deaths in The Great Gatsby extremely affected the plot and meaning of the novel. Myrtle Wilson's death caused by Daisy Buchanan jeopardized Jay Gatsby's life. Her mistake created a misunderstanding in the plot of the novel. All in all, Daisy's recklessness started the events that caused great suffering, destruction and distress of many characters.
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the West between A.D. 197 and A.D. 476 There have been many theories as to what caused the decline and eventual fall of the great Roman Empire in the West between A.D. 197 and A.D. 476. Political, military and economic issues were mainly responsible for the fall of Rome in the West. There is strong proof that these were the three main causes. To expand on political problems, things such as corruption were an enormous contributing factor as well as lack of strong leadership. Military issues were those of the problematic situation of expanding borders, barbarian knowledge of military tactics, and the resulting end in loss of control over the Empire.
Likewise, the Roman Empire also could not hold its dominance in the Greater Western world for a long period. Conflicts between religions, overpopulation, natural and economic catastrophe, unsteady government, and external pressure from powerful neighbors were the key factors for the decline of Roman Empire. Indeed, both Roman and Carolingian Empire shared the same causes for its subsidence. Roman Empire is considered as the earliest civilization in the Western world. Romans were able to set its identity that time when Greek and Persian Empire had already spread out its robust civilization around the
During the reformation that took place in the early years of the Chinese communist regime, there were was a simplification of the Chinese writing system, but before I explain what they did to the language, I need to provide historical context. During the 1960s, the Communist Party of China sought to obliterate ancient Chinese culture via the Cultural Revolution. This revolution targeted the so-called Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. Classical Chinese literature was burned, Chinese architecture was obliterated, Chinese paintings were torn apart: anything resembling to ancient Chinese culture that was nurtured for centuries was simply destroyed. In an effort to further disconnect modern-day China from its roots, the Chinese Communist Party promoted the simplification of Chinese characters, which take root from Literary Chinese, Chinese that was written during the Han Dynasty.
The next notable king, Chandragupta II (AD 380-412), was given indirect control over the Vakataka kingdom through marriage, affording him a great advantage over enemies and trade competitors. He also conquered the western sea coast, famous for trade and commerce. However, after Chandragupta II there were no more strong, revolutionary leaders, and as the leadership quality declined, the Han dynasty attacked them steadily. This lead to the slow crumble of the Gupta empire.
After this period the Indus civilization had collapsed. It is associated with the coming of the Aryans who brought a new level to the culture and society of the Indus Valley. This level is known as the Vedic era, and it was the beginning of the religious life of the community because at that time Hindu religion was born. Upon some time based in the Indus Valley, by the seventh century BC community's attention turned to the Ganges
I believe the decline can be summed up with one word, Stagnation. Dynasties like the Ottoman Empire have a natural lifespan so to speak and by the 1700s and early 1800s it had reached the stagnation/decline of this life cycle. Governmental and economic stagnation are arguably the two that brought the Ottoman Empire down. I will look at Governmental Stagnation, as I believe it drove or led to the other. Being a dynasty, when one sultan would die he was succeeded by his son and until his time as sultan came the son would work in government learning how to be a ruler.
He was born on November 19, 1752. During the Revolutionary War he was named the “Conqueror of the Old Northwest” after he had captured territory that increased America’s frontier. After the Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 ending the Revolutionary War he became broke and very deep in debt due to paying a lot of money to support his troops
By 300 CE, China was no longer under unified rule. The fortunes of the most prominent indigenous religious tradition, Confucianism, had fallen with the Han dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE), while those of its lesser-known native and foreign counterparts, Daoism and Buddhism, were rising steadily. These three transformations influenced the subsequent development of Chinese religious history throughout the first millennium CE and beyond. From the period of disunity (220–589 CE) onward, Chinese religion would be denned by the interactions among Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism.
The era of the Han dynasty in China, simply referred to as ‘Han China,’ was an extremely prominent one, with power that almost rivaled the Romans themselves. During this period of China, achievements and accomplishments reached new heights as the Silk Road opened, which allowed connection with the western world. However, even with all this, Han China still fell, thanks to opposing forces in the form of nomadic tribes, several natural disasters that were interpreted as angry messages from the gods, and internal/political unrest. During the Han dynasty and the opening of the Silk Road, there were several aggressive, nomadic tribes that centered around the Asian area.
In 246 BCE Prince Zheng ascended to the Qin throne and lead the dynasty to vanquish all enemies and unite China under one ruler, himself, "The First Emperor," for the first time in history. It's debatable whether Emperor Zheng was one of the greats, but he wanted to be as he expressed good morals according to Confucian standards by climbing up five mountains, also known as his, "expeditions." At every mountaintop, Zheng carved his accomplishments on stone and left it there for the world to see. This act supported not only his dynasty, but the Confucianism teachings which believed the role of all great rulers was to lead their subjects in ritual. Heacily influenced by legalist teachings, Emperor Zheng also demonstrated more control over his subjects than previous