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Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
Transcript of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
Prezi Presntation Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi The first Emperor to conquer China EMPEROR QIN SHI HUANGDI
HAD 270 PALACES What aspects of Chinese culture did Shi Huangdi standardize? What is unique about the death and burial of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi? Before Qin Shi Huangdi's rule of China the northern states had built defense walls to prevent the Mongolians invading their land. When he came to the throne the construction of the Great Wall of China began. The Great Wall's purpose was to stop invaders to the land and to discourage his subjects and people to abandon his tribe. Meng Tian, trusted general to the emperor, supervised 300,000 workers who were forced by law to build the Great Wall. These workers included soldiers, peasants, convicted criminals and disgraced government officials. The Great Wall took up 10 years to construct and it stretched 1500 miles through quicksand, deserts, mountains and swampland. On average, the Great Wall of China is 25 feet high and 15-30 feet thick. Due to weather forecasts, many workers became ill and died due to hard labor and Scholars estimate tens and thousands of workers died due to hard labor. Some, but very few, had to stop there work and go fight off the northern invaders. By the completion of the Great Wall, it didn't initially prevent invaders from intruding. Mongolians and 'Huns' successfully invaded years after Qin Shi Huangdi passed. Due to the many deaths on the Great Wall, Chinese Historians refer it as the world's longest graveyard and was considered the most awesome achievement of Qin Shi Huangdi. Before Shi Huangdi ascended to the throne all the different states were at war for supremacy to China. As soon as he was in power he started a government system to help him rule and conquer China.. The emperor and his officials had control of courts and armies to stop the war with the strongest army. Above that, he wanted to be known as the first emperor in the history of China. This meant he wanted to rid anything that had to do with previous emperors including books, inventions, etc. He standardized the traditional writing system and everyone was to use government writing characters. He also changed the currency to one penny, measurement systems and laws that detailed rules and consequences alongside appointed officials and courts. Terra Cotta Warriors Unifying China Standardization