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S: Emperor Qin By : Jackson McMahan

FC: Emperor Qin (Chin) By: Jackson McMahan

1: Qin Shi Huang was the first king of one of the shortest dynasties in China (the Qin Dynasty). Though he didn't want to be called king, Emperor Qin was the first ruler of his dynasty. Although it was the shortest, the Qin Dynasty was the dynasty that pulled china together as one country. Qin ran his dynasty with absolute power and swift harsh punishments. It was even illegal to whine about the government. | 1

2: To make sure that people were doing their jobs correctly, Emperor Qin set up a spy system. People had to spy on each other because, it was a law. If you turned in a person doing bad things you get rewarded. I you let it go, you get executed. This system was simple and it worked.

3: Emperor Qin was an emperor that made a lot of changes. He took land away from nobles so they couldn't rise above him. People who argued with Qin were either buried alive or sent to work on tone of Qin's projects. One of those many projects were the building of the Great Wall of China. Qin also made law codes and hired people to enforce, or imply them.

4: Peasants were assigned jobs by Emperor Qin. They were either silk makers or Farmers. If they tried to do anything else than he would be sent to work on the Great Wall. Also, if you would slack, or be lazy you would work on the wall.

5: Qin persecuted scholars and destroyed books.He defined useless books as any book about anything except books about medicine, agriculture, or prophecy. Over 400 scholars who refused to turn in books were either buried alive or sent to work on the wall | Qin did not believe in any education for the common man. According to Qin, the more time people spent studying, the less time they had to grow food. He especially disliked the teachings of Confucius. He had all Confucius' books burned.

6: The Terracotta Army was buried with Emperor Qin to protect his tomb and to support his rule over another empire in his afterlife. There is evidence that a large fire had burned the soldiers' first wooden home. Regardless, many of the warriors still stand today and are visited by 2 ,000,000 people annually.

7: Bibliography Thanks to: www.google.com/images http://china.mrdonn.org/qin.html www.yahoo.com/images www.newworldencyclopedia.com/en-try/Terracotta_Army

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