Unit 7 is a rather long section covering both Rome and China 's powerful and expansive empires during the time period 300 BCE - 300 CE. The Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome were very similar in their unprecedented scale and duration. Although they did operate in differing ways, for example, Rome relied on slaves to expand its workforce, while the Chinese 's economy lived off of free peasant farmers. The Chinese benefited from having an overwhelming population that would benefit the bureaucracy and supply political stability for the Hans. When it came to the Roman Empire, religion did not have the same impact that Confucianism had on the dynasties in China.
HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 1 - INVESTIGATING THE PAST CHOSEN INDIVIDUAL: Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was an incredibly intelligent and significant individual in America’s, and the world’s, history. Hamilton was one of America’s Founding Fathers and also features on the American ten dollar note. Alexander Hamilton became a Lieutenant Colonel and George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Revolutionary War and helped lead America to victory. George Washington was impressed by Hamilton’s intelligence and courage, so he promoted him to be his assistant during the Revolutionary War which started on the 19th April 1775. Alexander Hamilton was not satisfied, and constantly asked if he could have a troop to command and lead, although Washington
Kublai Khan, once leader of the Mongols, is known best for being a successful conqueror of the Old World. As ruler of a reunified China since for the first time since the Tang Dynasty, Kublai Khan was great in his victories, yet his efforts to obtain control over the southern China, and what is now northern Vietnam, were failed. This paper will take a look at the three attempts Kublai made on Vietnam, and why the state with such a weak sense of national identity was able to defeat the great conqueror on every strike. By 1225 the Mongols had controlled most of China and Manchuria. Kublai Khan began his rule around the year 1260, replacing his older brother Qan Mongke.
The “discovery” of America would certainly have taken place within 50 years of 1492 had Columbus not ventured West when he did: advances in navigation and ship construction made contact between the hemispheres inevitable. Columbus’s motives were mostly monetary, with religion a close second. When he failed to find gold or a lucrative trade route, he began collecting slaves: he believed that a transatlantic slave trade would be quite lucrative.”** Christopher Columbus’s voyages were sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen.
This essay will focus on the economic aspects of the Qin dynasty which made them superior to other states and allowed them to conquer and unify China. The Qin state focused heavily on their agriculture, military and bureaucracy, as well as trade and commerce leaving behind a remarkable future of a standardised economy for the following states after them. The Warring States period was a time of uncertainty and political instability. The ruler Duke Xiao appointed Lord Yang who was a follower of Legalism, a philosophy nurturing absolute power, as the Chief Minister to bring change in the Qin State. Legalism was important as it reassured power into the ruler’s hands, forcing people to follow strict legal codes making them obedient to the ruler.
In this way, the “true story” is representative of all of China. Lu’s work spoke of the country’s national character as one of pridefulness and a sort of cowardliness, as becomes evident in his depiction of the main character, Ah Q, “[in] less than ten seconds, however, Ah Q would walk away also satisfied that he had won, thinking that he was the ‘foremost self-belittler,’ and after subtracting ‘self-belittler’ what remained was ‘foremost’” (Lu Xun, Chapter 2). The spiritual victories, or otherwise, self-deceptions of the character reflect the idea of China’s spiritual superiority above its oppressors, despite succumbing the the subjugations and exploitations of the Eight Nation Alliance. The sentiment expressed in the passage most closely parallels the expressions of Chen
The temptation of reputation and the prospect of enhancing social position are among the strongest incentives to the pursuit of knowledge. Education represents the indispensible cornerstones to the ladder of fame and to good job opportunities. It is the prime force of vertical mobility in Vietnamese society. It can be explained that Vietnamese culture and general education is dramatically affected by Confucianism in China, which dignify theory than practice and has obvious social class stratification through education. People once pursuit system of former competition-examinations like their most elevated aim because of government’s honor for passing examination.
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. The Qin Army was the pinnacle of China’s technology during the years before 200 BCE, a way the Qin demonstrated their power was by conquering the seven warring and diverging states
The East India Company’s interest in Indian trade promoted their desire to colonize different economically advanced regions of India. India and other regions of southwestern Asia were originally under control of the Mughal Empire, and by the early 1600’s the empire had developed military dominance, wealth, and an abundance of Indian artisans. The empire’s artisans were yearned for all over the world for their ability to produce large amounts of high quality products. Anything the British produced was overshadowed by the Mughal empire’s artisans and this fact sparked Britain’s interest in Indian trade. In the early 17th century, members belonging to the East India Company traveled for the first time to the Mughal Court to negotiate trading relations with the empire (Major).
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.
Zheng He was a legendary explorer who created new trade routes for China and commanded massive fleets of 300 ships. Zheng He had Muslim history and lived in China, this gave him extensive knowledge of the Middle East and Asia. Zheng He command large ships called treasure ships. These ships brought back luxury goods from other countries in exchange for silk and jade. Zheng He’s explorations brought China’s influence to a new height.
After retiring "George Washington was rewarded for his superior leadership skills when he was given the tremendous responibility of serving as the nations first president. His wisdom and insight into what the nation need at each stage of its early development made him the man of the hour for a struggling republic. few recognize that one of his greatest contributions to the presidency was recognizing that
At this point in time China was at the top of the charts when it came to productions and sells. America knew they needed to be able to trade with China, so the Open Door Policy was created. This policy insured that all nations had the right to trade with China. Up until this point China was an independent nation, however they were very weak and poor due to European dominance. They were not thrilled about the Open Door Policy but they accepted it because they in turn were able to trade openly which expanded their influences.
The spread of Islam and China greatly contributed to world development during the 1500’s. Christendom in Europe enhanced Christianity throughout the Byzantine Empire. The European forces of Christendom established new colonies, but Muslims easily invaded them. The European’s technological advancements were inferior to Chinese and Islam officials. European civilizations expanded trade routes throughout China and Islam.