The Han Dynasty And Roman Empire

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The Han Dynasty and Roman Empire, though worlds away, used technology as one of their building elements to create the great societies we know them as today. Through the documents provided, one can easily understand that both Roman and Han attitudes have both similar and different attitudes when it comes to the idea of technology. Although the usage of technology greatly differed between the Han Dynasty and Roman Empire, both civilizations experienced the positive and negative effects that technology can have on a growing civilization. Moreover, the Han Dynasty was focused on uniting China and creating a powerful dynasty. To reach the goal that the Han Dynasty set out to accomplish, technology was crucial. Reading the documents provided, it is obvious that Document 1, 3, and 4 are proof that technology was a powerful and positive aspect to the growing dynasty. Document 1 is stresses the idea of flood prevention and the precautions that need to be taken. This Han government official points out the technology that can prevent said floods also meet the needs of the farmers and workers of the area that the Han Dynasty depended so greatly on. This document goes on to describe how important the use of technology such as dikes, rivers, canals, and pools that prevent flooding and allow the dynasty to thrive and prosper. This government official takes on an authoritative tone which lets the reader know that he means business. His tone also reveals that he wants what is best for the

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