Essay about Comparison on Qin and Augustus Caesar

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Comparing Augustus and Qin Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was crowned king in 246 BC during the Warring States era (475-221 BC). Two centuries later, Caesar Augustus founded the Roman Empire and became Rome’s first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. Both emperors ruled with distinct and individual morals in which they laid upon their society. Both rulers utilized military victories, new code laws, and established a sense of unity throughout the land. Each contribution to their state and to their civilizations is unique to their own opinion. Qin Shi Huang was the son of the king of the Qin State. When he turned thirteen he surpassed his father's regality. There were seven major kingdoms formed that was to become modern …show more content…
He made many economic reforms for his community, such as creating one system of currency for all of China; this facilitated the different parts of China to become more involved with each other. Thus, unification. Huangdi also got rid of feudalism, which was a social and economic system that was prominent for a very long time. This meant if one was in the military in exchange for their services, the nobility held land for them. This ridding of feudalism had a great impact over the land because it gave more power to the people of lower social standing who had always had to work for those above them. Without feudalism, each person in China was independent and made wealth for themselves. Chinese economy changed as trade increased for a long while afterwards. He also began the renounced Great Wall of China, which was very useful later to military campaigns and protection. Also, he built the first roads and bridges for not only the state, but the land as a whole. Lastly, he began the Qin dynasty, which was the first successful empire. In the Qin inscription it gives specific examples of how the Emperor has united the land. “Human affairs are made clear And there is harmony between fathers and sons.” “Caring for the common people, He works day and night without rest” the emperor not only cares for himself, but for the common people too. This is what unifies the land is the benevolence of all social classes. “The local officials have their duties, Administration is smoothly
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