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China: A Country Built On Dynasties


            Once built a place
where dynasties once ruled over China. People, who would make China?s identity
as a country. Throughout China?s history, there were many different dynasties
that played an beneficial part in advancing China. Dynasties, the starting
point for which China would soon be deemed as one of the most well known
countries in the world. Many of China?s dynasties were benefici to China but
one of the most beneficial dynasties was the Han Dynasty.

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            The Han Dynasty was
well known throughout China and this is how they became who they are today. In
the year of 206 B.C., the Han Dynasty came to power in China.The Han Dynasty
had to do many things in order to come to power for example they had to
overcome the Qin dynasty which was the dynasty that came into power in China
before them.Liu Bang, the person who started it all and was the first leader of
the Han Dynasty. Liu Bang one of the many people responsible for the overthrow
of the Qin dynasty, played a very crucial part into making the Han dynasty the
leading power in China. According to the “Ancient History Encyclopedia”, “Liu
Bang was the first Chinese Emperor who was originally a commoner” and also
according to “Ancient History Encyclopedia, he was known as the “Ghazou Emperor”
before that. Soon after the Han dynasty established their presence, they
settled in the city of Chang?am which according the “Ancient History Encyclopedia”
was known as the “imperial captial”. The city of Chang?am from that point
foward became a very crucial city because according to the “Ancient History
Encyclopedia”, “the city turned into a political, economic, military, and
cultural centre of China.” It was soon later that Liu Bang had passed away
which meant it was time for a new leader to lead the Han dynasty in that era of
China. The Han Dynasty had encountered many stuggles because there were many
people that tried to steal the throne from the Han Dynasty after the passing of
Liu Bang which put the Han dynasty in danger of coming to an end. This person
was known as Lü Hou and she was a very greedy person and had killed
almost all of Liu Bang’s kids so that there would be no heirs to the throne and
then she would be the one to take over the throne and thus a new dynasty would
have started. Little did she know that there was still one son of Liu Bang who
was still alive and his name was Emperor Wen and because he was one of the last
sons that survived from the killings, he gained heir to the throne and because
he had found out what Lü Hou tried to do, he ended up doing the same to her by
killing all of the members of her family or as much as he could at the time,
the Han dynasty would still live on. It was soon later that the Han Dynasty
would start to do things that were beneficial for China and would help China
become the Country they are today.

Han Dynasty did many different things that helped to make China the country
they are today and here are a few of the many things that they did for China. The
Han Dynasty being one of the longest lasting dynasties in China, was able to
accomplish many things that were beneficial to China and would be crucial to
China’s society economically and politically. The Han Dynasty did many things
for China for example according to “The Ancient History Encyclopedia” the Han
dynasty “would have lasting effects on all who followed, particularly in the
areas of government, law, philosophy, history, and art” and these were some of
the main things that China is known for today. Many of the inventions that they
Han dynasty had created helped to advance China economically because the things
that they created helped to . Some things that the Han dynasty created were
things like the “Silk road” and according to “The Ancient History Encyclopedia”,
the silk road was known as “a network of trade routes” which helped to increase
the amount of trade that China did with other countries/ people at the time.  According to “The Ancient History Encyclopedia”
the Silk road was mainly used to trade with the western cultures and this is
where most trade occurred in China at the time because of how widely it was
used by those people, however it became known as the Silk road because one of
the main things that was traded on the trade route was silk. One of the many
main things that the Han dynasty had created for China that benefited China in
a huge way was the invention of paper, paper then became a main source for them
to document all of their work, research and other things and now today in China,
paper is vastly used today. The Han dynasty was also responsible for creating
many different works of art, such as pottery and many more. Many other things
that the Han Dynasty had created was things such as tomb sculptures and they
were also known for advancing their technology be creating tools that was used
for farming and many other things that helped to benefit China today because of
the many uses of the things that they created. They were also known vastly for
their literature as the Han dynasty was one of the dynasties that literature
was a big part in making that dynasty what it is known as today. 

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