Unified China

Aleah Varner and Courtney Meinholz

How was Unified China's society structured?

Like the other Chinese societies, unified China was run by Dynasties, which were families that ran the country and had a time period in China named after them, but everyone expected them to fail after a while and they all did, making some dynasties last longer than others. Shi Huangdi abolished feudalism and replaced the feudal states with 36 military districts and appointed loyal officials to administer them.

How did geography affect Unified China?

Shi Huangdi constructed the Great Wall of China, the was was 25 feet high and topped with a wide brick road. Many of his laborers died in the harsh conditions. The emperor Wudi opened up a network of trade routes, later called the Silk Road, that would link China and the west for centuries. The different terrains in China like forests, grasslands, mountains and deserts are what formed the Silk Road trading pattern and path.

What make Unified China interesting?

Once China was unified dynasties started being shorter and not lasting as long as the used to, but certain dynasties started achieving more, like the Silk Road and building the Great Wall of China. Shi Huangdi was a brutal leader and was determined to end the divisions that had splintered Zhou China district.

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