Influential Chinese Inventions
The Top Three By: Emma Stanphill
1. Small Pox Inoculation
The small pox inoculation was one of the most influential Chinese inventions because it led to the development of vaccines. Vaccines were a medical revolutionary when they were invented because they provided a possible way to give humans immunity against infectious diseases like small pox and the flu. If the Chinese hadn't invented the small pox inoculation, (which they did by grinding scabs of already infected people) today, the whole world could have been still trying to unlock a way to prevent disease while people were still getting sick. The invention of the small pox inoculation was the key to keeping the world protected from diseases as best as possible, therefore, was definitely one of the most influential inventions.
Paper money was also one of the most influential Chinese inventions. Before paper money was invented coins were mostly used, but when the Chinese gave the idea of paper money, it gave the world lighter, cheaper, and less massive currency. Money is a main part of the world today and it always has been. Weather paper or coins, we will always use and need money. Lastly, today, paper money is the most commonly used form of currency in the world giving the obvious reason why it was a very influential invention.
Finally, gunpowder was also an influential Chinese invention. The Chinese who first made gunpowder were alchemists but eventually gunpowder spread throughout the entire world to all kinds of people. Gunpowder has been used everywhere for many reasons including protecting countries and gaining freedom. The invention of gunpowder has also opened hunting, sports, and protection to people. If the Chinese hadn't invented gunpowder the world wouldn't have had the military technology for famous historic wars and events, proving that gunpowder was a very influential invention.