Achievements Of The Han Dynasty

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Under the rule of Liu Bang, the Han dynasty (202B.C.E. - 220 C.E.) was one of the world’s largest and wealthiest empires. Among its achievements were improvements to the imperial administration, urban culture, technology and commerce. The dynasty was so successful that the people began to call themselves the Han people. Emperor Gaozu formerly known as Liu Bang , changed the bureaucracy and strict laws by lowering taxes, implementing less severe punishments and allowed Confucian scholars to serve as state officials. At first government officials were asked to recommend young men to join the government but eventually the emperor started an imperial university in order to pick better candidates for the job. These candidates…show more content…
Moving into central Asia increasing the trade route that was later known as the Silk Road. Trade along the Silk Road was dangerous but prosperous. Chinese silk fabric was coveted along the route hence the name the Silk Road. Soldiers had to be dispatched along the route to protect the traders. For thousands of years this route was successful and along the Silk Road, cities and towns prospered too. Farmers and artisans sold their goods along this trade route and silk was not the only good traded along this route, horses , grapes ,wines olives, oils, precious stones jewelry, art and spices such as cinnamon and ginger as wells as pottery were brought to China. As prosperous as this trade route was for the people, it also brought disease and in some cases a change in beliefs to China. Buddhism made its way to China via the Silk Road. Much like China, the Persian Empire had its share of battles to become the largest advanced empire of its time. Cyrus the Great was one such leader. He influenced the effectiveness of government and nurtured business relations among many nations. Before Cyrus the Great, battles were fought and won while many others were lost. Living in the Zagros Mountains, Aryan migrants, also known as Medes along with the Persians who both spoke the same language and were grouped together as
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