The Dynasties Of Ancient China Presented By Zachary Naylor

The Xia Dynasty:

This dynasty was considered to be the first ever dynasty in all of China lasting almost 500 years under the impression of 17 ruling emperors. During this dynasty, royal states of society didn't go down by bloodline, but by the abdication system. This system made it so emperors were chosen by their unique skills and strategic thoughts. But when Emperor Yu (the creator of the Xia dynasty) died, his son broke the abdication system and took his place. With no further thoughts, it went like this for the whole dynasty from son to son, and from death to death.

This is Emperor Jie with his lovers

Emperor Jie was the last of the Xia dynasty for a reason. He was the worst of the worst, killing innocents and ministers. I guess Emperor Jie wanted everybody he had a grudge on to die. But anyways, all these gruesome actions "triggered" his followers to become enraged, causing them to move in following Tang. He was the leader of the Shang tribe and so when he got enough followers. Tang decided to invade Emperor Jie. Since Emperor Jie had lost many of his followers, after the invasion he was nothing but a rotting corpse. All these actions lead into the next dynasty,

The Shang Dynasty:

The Shang dynasty, also known as the Yin dynasty, was started by Tang, chief of the Shang tribe and nearly lasted 600 years with 30 emperors. Tang was nice emperor and respected his citizens. But as royalty passed down in generations, became the confliction. The 10th emperor tried to overtake the 9th emperor, obviously causing war and problems. So when it got to the final emperor, Emperor Zhou. This bad guy treated everybody just as bad as Emperor Jie had treated his citizens, with dis-respect. So Wuwang, the chief of the Chou tribe, overtook Zhou, causing the next dynasty to begin,

The Chou(Zhou) Dynasty:

These are illustrations of Emperor Wuwang

The Chang Dynasty was pretty normal. It was started by Emperor Wuwang and maintained a pretty strong suit. This dynasty lasted for nearly 800 years, the longest dynasty for all of Ancient China, with 37 emperors. The Chou Dynasty was actually split up into two different periods, the Western Chou and the Eastern Chou. The reason it was split up was because the two the majors villages part of the Chou Dynasty were West of a major village on the East Side of Ancient China, Causing them to use different economical systems. But one guy came into this weird situation decided capture all the "other" six territories of the Warring States Period, and this caused the guy to combine China. This guy's name was Qin, and his actions lead us into

The Qin Dynasty:

This lovely Dynasty only barely lasted 15 years, but played an important role in society. During this period, the way of how to write was settled and so had been which currency was what. During this time, also arose a great architectural build and a world wonder, The Great Wall Of China. A little fun fact, the first emperor of this dynasty, Qin Shi Huangdi, believed that to succeed in the afterlife, he would have to die with soliders. So he had gotten his men to build a secret chamber underground where he would lie in his coffin dead, along with over 8,000 clay soilders. These are known as the Terracotta army.

Only 2 emperors remained after Qin Shi Huangdi had done his time. Emperor Yingzheng was the proudly named ruler after Shi and had caused many steady improvements towards the succession of the country. But he was greatly outranked by Hu Hai. But due to his negligence, this caused war between 2 leaders trying to take royalty. But later, this wager was led by Xiang Yu and Liu Bang. This war lasted for 4 years but it was eventually ended by Xiang Lu, which causes us to talk about the next dynasty,

The Han Dynasty:

This dynasty had 24 emperors and domained a peaceful allegation for the country's improvement. But like all Dynasty end up doing, it falls. The reasoning of how this dynasty fell are unknown, but I can make a prediction that it got overtook buy a self-righteous leader looking for control. This leads us into the next dynasty,

The Six Dynasty:

This dynasty is actually 6 successful dynasty, just put into one era. There was the Wu Dynasty, the Dong Dynasty, the Liu-Song Dynasty, the Nan Qi Dynasty, the Nan Laing Dynasty, and the Nan Chen Dynasty. These all lasted their times until Emperor of Wen of Sui reunited the North and South parts of Ancient China. Which began the

The Sui Dynasty:

This dynasty only lasted a mere 38 years with 3 emperors. The first and second emperors were fine, uniting Ancient China and building on the Great Wall Of China. But when the third emperor came around, Emperor Yang, the dynasty fell apart. Yang was corrupt and filthy. He did-respected his elders and gave deaths to innocents. But he was unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you view it, assassinated by one of his subordinates, causing this dynasty to fall. This leads us into the direction of

The Tang Dynasty:

So, after Emperor Yang died, this one guy by the name of Li Yuan, took a chance to name himself Emperor. He had changed the name Sui to Tang Dynasty. This dynasty was also known as the "Golden Age of Ancient China" because arts and writing quickly blew up in popularity. But this dynasty ended when Chancellor Zhu Quanzhong got the upper hand, he forced Emperor Ai, the last emperor of this dynasty, to give up his position. Chancellor quickly changed it to the Liang Dynasty starting the

The Five DynastIes:

These dynasties lasted for 53 years in total. It was a string of 5 dynasties all successful in their way. The 5 were the Later Liang Dynasty, the Later Tang Dynasty, the Later Jin Dynasty, the Later Han Dynasty, and the Later Zhou Dynasty. After the death of the last emperor for the Zhou Dynasty, his son took over thus starting the

The Song Dynasty:

Many things were done in this dynasty, General Zhou Kuang-yin, the first emperor of the Song Dynasty, was put to throne from his own men. He captured many other small dynasties. This dynasty is known for inventions, one huge invention that came from this age was the compass. But, even though this was a very successful dynasty, it fell. The Mongolians had started a war and won. This leads us into

The Yuan Dynasty:

This was a short dynasty. It was named by a Mongol leader named Kublai Khan after the war. Nothing else is really known about this dynasty, other then it fell, leading us into

The Ming Dynasty:

This is one of the last Ancient Dynasties, many changes were done though. The Great Wall Of China was done building and the Forbidden City had gotten completed. Nothing else again, other than the lost of this dynasty. So lets talk about

The Qing Dynasty:

So, the last emperor of the Ming dynasty hanged himself due to war. This caused the attackers, a army of peasants lead by a notorious leader called Li Zichen. Li Zichen set up the Qing Dynasty, but was "succeeded" by the Republic of China, ending the period of the Ancient Dynasties

So an important question one may ask is, how or why do dynasties help influence Ancient China. Well, to think of it like this, dynasties are like presidents in a way. They decide what actions to take during wars amd decide which way should they should flee. The dynasties helped keep Ancient China stable and successful.


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