The Han Dynasty

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“The commanderies were composed of counties.” A county was the smallest division in this era to have centrally appointed official.” “The founder of the Han Dynasty was Liu Bang.” He ruled from 202 BC to 195 BC. “Liu Bang was a commoner of peasant origin who would be known historically by his imperial title of Han Gaozu.” This made him one of the few dynasty creators in Chinese history to have emerged from peasant class to emperor. Before he became emperor he was a patrol officer. He used this to forge relationships with other officials in his country. This earned Liu a reputation for his hometown. Liu’s reputation was whenever he was drunk his friends would notice a silhouette of a dragon all over him. The significance of this is…show more content…
He ruled China from 141 BC to 87 BC. He was known for his accomplishments that gained China new and vast territories. “Under his reign, he organized a powerful and highly centralized state.” Chinese history regarded him as the greatest emperor. “His exploits and very effective governance earned Ancient China as being one of the most powerful nations of the world.” Emperor Wu was the tenth son of Emperor Jing. “He was chosen to rule over China at the age of seven and was presented the throne at sixteen years old.” Emperor Wu was an extraordinary ruler because his great talents strengthened and held together his bold visions for the empire. He had a keen sense for military strategy, as well as tactical which is how he became known as the fighting monarch. This is why his imperial title is Wu of Han. Wu means Marital. The age of Emperor Wu was considered as the golden and most prosperous periods in China’s ancient history. “Emperor Wu set up his nation first with effective policies to withstand domestic conflicts and pressures and then went about expansive conquest.” He made the empire’s western borders expand all the way to modern day Kyrgyzstan. “Just right after his succession to the throne, he masterminded a stable political arena combined with a very favorable national economy that paved the way clear for important achievements in the nation’s economy, politics, foreign affairs, and other state affairs.” He annexed Northern Korea and the north of

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