Qin Dynasty | 秦 | 221-202 B.C.
Andrew Hui & Faran Kharaghani
Qin Shi Huang Di was the main emperor of the Qin dynasty. He unified China with a strong government, and he also united seven kingdoms into one empire with his powerful army. Qin Shi Huang Di rose to power by defeating rival armies to take control of China. With efficient agriculture which lead to surplus, a powerful army was born. To protect China, Qin Shi Huang Di built the Great Wall of China but was not finished during the Qin dynasty. Qin also made a standard currency, simplifying trade and communication. Unfortunately, the Qin dynasty didn't last for a long time because after the death of Qin Shi Huang Di, his son could not hold resist against attackers. Local leaders wanted more power and poor people rebelled because they were being ignored. This lead to the decline of the Qin dynasty.