Qin Dynasty Jasity mena

This is an image of the great wall of china, one of the most greatest accomplishments done in China from the Qin Dynasty.

One of the most significant accomplishments created in the Qin dynasty are structures created, such as the Terracotta warriors, the Great Wall of china, the Grand canal and the tomb which will allow to put Qin at rest after his death. These had made a positive contributions to the Chinese society, one reason being because it set them apart from other societies. This being because these types of structures were only found in China. Overall no other country had these structures that not only made them different but made them more superior in comparison to others. This is because the architectures such as the Great wall of china had kept out barbarians ( kept the ones who wanted to bring upon danger out and kept their people inside for safety). In addition the terracotta warriors had kept Qin in safety after his death, they had surrounded Qin in the tomb built for him to be secure as he rested. This is important because it shows how these arts allow chinese citizens to portray and or protect their religion or cultural beliefs as the tomb and the terracotta wars stood by Qin after his death as they had believed in the existence of an afterlife. In addition Shi Huangdi had began the building of the Grand Canal and roads which linked parts of china that are distant; the cities and countrysides of china. This is significant because it brought people together in order to communicate and help one another in ways such as trading material goods. This had made a lasting contribution to china as these canals and roads still link distant parts of china, meaning that it currently still upkeeps the population and society.

The rulers of Qin espoused the political theories known as Legalism - a theory based on the belief that humans are undisciplined and can only be kept in order by fierce and harsh punishments. This had made the worst contribution to the Qin Dynasty. There have been many theories that this had been the one at fault of the downfall of this dynasty. This is significant because those at power tried to rid themselves of the poor by considering them useless and allowing them to do all the labor work needed to complete structures such as the Great wall of china which resulted in many dying as they faced many harsh conditions. In other words the poor started not being cared for as much as for the rich which resulted in its (Qin dynastys) downfall. In addition according to Travelchinaguide, “In politics, he declared himself the Emperor of the state. All major powers including politics, economy, military affairs were in his hand. Executive organizations both in the central and local places were systematically reorganized and local counties were restructured.” This is significant because Qin had chosen to be in control of everyone and everything which held a large factor as to why his dynasty had fallen. To go more indepth, Qin had taken power away from all noble men who had the potential to overthrow him which had left him with full control of the center of china. Afterwards Qin had established a strict set of written laws that set up the military so that noblemen could not rebel against him. He’d ordered over 300,000 peasants into forced harsh conditions causing many to be seriously injured or perished, overall making people angry including noblemen.


Created with images by Bernt Rostad - "The Terracotta army" • sandra374 - "the great wall of china wonder of" • kevinpoh - "Terracotta Orchestra Theater"

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