From the beginning of time to present day rulers from all walks of life have always wanted and tried to leave their personal touches on society. From Qin Shi Huangdi of China as far over to Augustus Caesar of Rome, they all wanted people to recognize, respect and remember them until long after their time. These two rulers in particular left their mark by erecting pillars of greatness and importance to history. Qin Shi Huangdi and Augustus Caesar made claims of events and how successful they were at what they accomplished in their time of power. Some of these are history and some are legends. Each of these rulers used military victories, made new code laws, and established a sense of unity throughout their land. From these stories told throughout time we can see similarities of common characteristics and differences of distinct aspects between the two empires.
Qin Shi Huangdi, meaning first Emperor of China, was known as King Zheng of Qin previously. He was crowned king in 246 BCE and remained king until 221 BCE. Qin Shi Huangdi was the son of the king of the Qin State. At the age of thirteen he took over rule of his father. During this period there were seven major kingdoms created that were to eventually become modern China today. The rulers of these seven kingdoms were already having difficulties. Qin Shi Huangdi was very determined from a young age to gain great power. By the young age of twenty-two he achieved full power by getting rid of his chancellor, Lü