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Ancient ChinaQIN DynastyWhy is Qin Shi Huang Di considered an important figure in ancient Chinese history?
Huge army and conquered rivalsDivided country into commendaries to help rule (a bureaucracy).Took away weapons from feudal lordsForced Lords to move to his capital to keep an eye on them.Built roads and canals to help unify China
What steps did Qin Shi Huang Di take to unify China?
What aspects of Chinese culture did QSHD standardize?Complex writing system and forced people to use it.Standardized measuring systemStandardized the coin with a hole in the middle of it.Standardized laws with harsh punishmentsAdvanced Roads and Pillars with messages.Book Burnings
Why was there conflict between Qin Shi Haung Di and Confucian scholars?Confucian ideas challenged Qins ruleScholars criticisms could lead to the empires downfall.Qin was a LegalistScholars who disobeyed received a facial tattoo and sent to forced labor.
Why did QSHD force his subjects to build an enormous wall in northern China?To prevent invasion.Forced thousands of workers to build the wallIt did not keep invaders out.
What is unique about the death and burial of QSHD?After he died, lots of people helped build his tomb.Died trying to find a potion for immortality700,000 workers worked on his tombBuried with thousands of Terra Cotta warriorshis army for the afterlife.