Chinese Emperors Vs Byzantine Case Study

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Byzantine and Chinese emperors both stayed in power through the use of the Mandate of Heaven, in which God(s) has chosen the ruler to be in power, and they could not be in power without God putting them there. The Byzantine emperor acted as head of the state Church. A well-trained bureaucracy was also established under the Emperor's authority in both places. Local government was very important and was also widespread and chosen by the emperor. In the Byzantine case, the emperor was responsible for enforcing religion as

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