Imagine being put to death for reading. During the Qin Dynasty anyone who read something the government didn't approve of was either quartered, cut into four pieces, or beheaded. Qin Shi Huangdi was a major turning point in history because he succeeded in unifying the empire, standardizing the writing system, the monetary system, length measurements, which in doing ensured that he built a lot of infrastructure. He also implemented Legalism, the use of Legalism pushed the subjects to have large projects, those construction projects helped the big region prosper later.
Since then the canal fortunes have turned violently. In the 12th century, large areas around it were deliberately flooded to keep out invaders, making the waterway is useless, and in 1195 meandering Yellow River changed its course cutting the canal from one of the main arteries. But the Grand Canal was not yet dead in the water . In 1934 ships locks were added, allowing by that large ships to use the canal, and after the founding of the People's Republic of China, a large-scale of the restoration project was began to turn the canal into a major modern transport link.  Currently, with ecological and economic costs of road transport and rail rising, the Grand Canal back to into its own.
The necessity for this better network to move goods manifested itself in this desire for improvement. After the War of 1812, demand increased for better roads and canals to expedite the transport of goods across the nation (Dudley). This improved package of commerce and transportation directly contradicted the attitude of Agrarian Republicans like Jefferson who hoped that industrialization would not dominate America or its politics, fearing the inevitable shift of the country into continuous international turmoil. Jefferson’s fear was realized as nationalism manifested itself in manufacturing, with patriotic Americans taking pride in the factories that had recently mushroomed forth (Dudley). After the war, many Americans felt differently due to the war’s stimulative effect on the economy.
In my opinion, Jackson was a very good president but made terrible and in humane choices. An example of this is Jackson’s approach and actions towards the native Americans and their rights. The trail of tears, which was Jacksons way of moving the Indians, resulted in over 4000 innocent
In China, being an emperor means having total domination and authority to control the whole realm, however he likes and whenever he wants, the emperor of a dynasty almost could do everything. That’s why ancient China had so many dynasties lasted for several hundred years. Because Chinese dynasts can’t stand to live without power and authority, they thought that they were beyond everything else in the world, which led they were ultimately replaced by violence and betrayals. Mighty Qing Dynasty was conquered by its own blind confidence in itself, for not realized that its power had been stolen by foreign countries. On the contrast, when the feudal society was challenged by normal people in British, King of Britain made compromises with those who intended to take his authority.
All of these ideological and military aspects helped the CCP defeat the GMD. Mao Zedong, who was the chairman of the CCP from 1935 until his death in 1976, greatly contributed to the success of his party in the civil war. The military aspect of his contribution was his theory and implementation of guerrilla warfare tactics. Mao’s guerrilla warfare enabled the Red Army to strengthen their forces whilst weakening those of the GMD, Mao knew he could not rely on traditional military methods to defeat the GMD, as he lacked the necessary resources to do so. Instead Mao focused on the aspects that he could use to exploit the GMD.
There are some exceptional cases in the Chinese history where the officials try to subvert the emperor’s control. The second emperor of Qin use a lot of resources on construction of his palace and collect heavy tax. The people start a revolution to against him. Finally Qin perish and Han dynasty begin. The same saturation applies to most of the dynasty, when the emperor have bad behavior some the revolution start and the dynasty come to the end and is the start of another dynasty.
The Ming Family ruled the dynasty between the years of 1368-1644; almost three hundred years later this dynasty has impacted the Chinese history so much. The Ming Dynasty was a strong empire they had the government, the strength of its military, and the economic system to back it. With the memory of the Mongols, the Ming was determined to protect their lands from the invasions.
Ambitions: The primary objective of the treasure voyages was to further demonstrate Ming power, after the first emperors initiated campaigns to eradicate domestic and foreign foreign threats. The third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di or the Yongle Emperor, had not only led major campaigns against Mongolian tribes to the north and west, but also revived the traditional tribute system as he wanted those in other countries to perceive it as the strong country he believed it had been in earlier Chinese dynasties. These countries regularly gave gifts of tribute in exchange for certain benefits, like military posts and trade treaties. In this system, all benefited, with both peace and trade assured. Deciding that China should make use of its extremely advanced technology and all the riches
As stated by Ben Moreel of acton.org, “When a person gains power over other persons- political power to force other persons to do his bidding when they do not believe it right to do so- it seems inevitable that a moral weakness develops in the person who exercises that power.” To put this into context, consider Mao Zedong. As the de facto leader of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao had a significant amount of power. To build and retain power, Mao introduced various restrictive reforms and propaganda campaigns; directly causing widespread famine, economic difficulty, and poor industrial growth. Between 1958-1960, an estimated fourteen to forty million Chinese citizens died, mostly of starvation (Cheek 25).
Jackson was one of the first presidents of the new nation in the early 1800s. He served eight years in chair from 1829-1837. Before his term as presidency he was known as a "war hero". He gained many supporters from common people by discriminating against the rich. During his presidency Jackson encouraged Americans to create a smaller government with more involvement from citizens.
Philip changed many aspects of the Macedonian army, since he was so eager the regain the territory the Illyrians took, and ultimately killed his brother over. With this newly organized phalanx, Philip was able to defeat the Illyrians. Taking back North-western Macedon and slaughtering over half of their army”7,000 to be exact (Gabriel)”. This began Philip’s conquest of regaining back the entire Macedonian territory. Altogether, “Philip neutralized the enemies from the northern and western fronts within a year of kingship (Gabriel)”.
Qin Shi Haungdi was one of the most important emperors in Chinese history; as the first emperor he needed to centralize the political economical and military power as one group, (theqin-dynasty-ag.weebly.com/government.html created by weebly ) The unification of china meant that Shi haungdi would have to create a standardized measurement, weight and a system of law that would apply to every part of China. He made the banliang coin of the Qin state the single currency of the new Qin Empire. He made forms of bronze money, which came in a number of different shapes and sizes, became obsolete. The standardisation of coinage can be seen as both a symbol of the emperor’s political authority and as an important economic development.