Legalism By: Blue Dragons

Legalism was the third major philosophy in China. They believed in establishing strict rules and laws. There would be consequences for disobeying, and rewards for good behavior. They also believed that everyone was driven by their own self interest.

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Hanfeizi was born in 280 BC and died in the year 233 BC. Hanfeizi was a political philosopher in the warring states period in Chinese Political School. Hanfeizi believed that "if you trust someone, you will be controlled by others."

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Legalism influenced political rule in ancient China. The government became strong centered and the society became well organized. If you criticized the government, you would be punished. Many people were put to death because of this.

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