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What Made Shi Huangdi a Great Leader???

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on 30 May 2014

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Transcript of What Made Shi Huangdi a Great Leader???

Shi Huangdi was able to bring peace to his unified Chinese empire!
Shi Huangdi's Terracotta Army and Burial Site.
What made Qin Shi Hunagdi a Great Leader??
How did he impact history?

What influence did he have in Chinese society?
Shi Huangdi influenced Chinese culture with all his construction projects. One of his most famous ones, the Great Wall of China, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in China! He was someone who would build monuments to ensure that he was remembered throughout history. For his tomb, he instructed some of the best sculptors in china to build him a terracotta army for his afterlife. The terracotta army is immensely detailed and no two faces look alike. Some emperors usually are buried with miniature terracotta soldiers to protect him in the afterlife, but Shi Huangdi instructed civilians to make him a whole army of giant terracotta soldiers! Current estimates are that in three pits containing the terracotta army there were more than 8000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 Calvary horses!! Other terracotta figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. Shi Huangdi’s terracotta army justifies that he was a powerful ruler and had a strong influence on his people.
Shi Huangdi was a peace-bringing political and legal unifier. He was able to unify China. He ceased conflicts between the remaining warring states by placing them under one rule. Strict laws and punishments meant that there was little to no crime. Because he unified the language, there was great communication between the Chinese. He brought an end to war; all the weapons were taken, melted down and cast into huge statues that stood before the Imperial Palace as a symbol of the commitment to a new and lasting peace. Qin Shi Huangdi was able to bring peace to china by his strong leadership skills.
Shi Huangdi was very ambitious and was successful at even a very young age. At the age of just 13, he succeeded his father after he died and was the ruler of the Qin. He assumed full power at 22 and had a motive set on conquering the rest of China. He aimed to surpass the other rulers before him by becoming emperor, and hoped that his descendants would follow in his footsteps. He fought for complete control and even searched for immortality. Shi Huangdi was able to accomplish anything that needed to be done and moved the Chinese culture forward in ways nobody has done before.

Construction Projects and His Influence on Chinese Culture
Ambitious Leader
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