Qin Shi Huangdi

  1. What?
    The greatest conquer of the age, unified more of China than any previous leader. He abolished the feudal estates and divided the empire into provinces. Placing a governor and military general over each province, the nobles could either live in the capital or lose their titles.
  2. When and Where?
    Qin Dynasty, 221-207 BCE
  3. How or why did this come about?
  4. Why is this important in world history?
    Created a centralized bureaucracy in the first unified nation in East Asia. Standardized weights and measures. Made a uniform system of currency with copper coins. Commissioned scholars to create a simplified form on Chinese script. Made a uniformity decree that even made cart axles the same length so that the ruts in the roads would be the same and thus easier to repair. Authorized a number of large scale building projects. Great Wall.
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Qin Shi Huangdi
Qin Shi Huangdi