Shi Huangdi Was Considered A Tyrant

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Shi Huangdi was a part of China. He was the first to unite all the states in China during the Warring States period and became the first self-proclaimed Emperor of China. Also to top it off, Shi Huangdi was considered a ruthless tyrant; a person who is cruel to all the people of China and is considered this in history. Shi Huangdi’s strict attitude towards the empire was essential for his Legalist beliefs. Although he is considered to be a tyrant, Shi Huangdi helped China to be in a strong, well-vised government.
Before the Ruling of Shi Huangdi
Before Shi Huangdi was the ruler of the Qin state, China was in utter chaos. At that time the states of the Autumn and Spring Period were having conflicts with the other Chinese states. This time of independence and war against the states was called the Warring States period. Seven major states tested their strength with the others; the states would be: the Han, Wei, Zhao, Qi, Chu, Yan, and Qin. During this time, all tried to overcome the enemy in order to expand their territory.
In the Qin state, a growing leader was about to prosper. Legends says a wealthy merchant who is acquainted with King Zhuangxiang of Qin came to him one day in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BCE). His name was Lu Buwei. On that day, Lu Buwei had arranged with the king to meet his lovely wife, Zhao Ji. As soon as they met, the King Zhuangxiang of Qin felt an attraction to her. Eventually, Zhao Ji became the mistress of King Zhuangxiang of Qin and in 259…
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