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  • 1.The Terra Cotta Army

2. The Qin Dynasty The first emperor of all China was named YingZheng, born in 260 BC during the "WarringStates Period", a chaotic, fierce, anddangerous time in Chinese history. Heascended to the throne in 247 BC at the age oftwelve and a half. He followed thephilosophy of Legalism. 3. In 221 BC King Zheng united all of what is nowChina and renamed himself Qin Shihuangdi"First Emperor of Qin. 4. Qin Shihuangdi was a great leader,who began connecting existing walls to create the first version of the GreatWall of China 5. He constructed an extensive network of roads and canals throughout his empire 6. He standardized written language andmoney. 7. He abolished feudalism, establishing inits place provinces run by civiliangovernors 8. Qin Shihuangdi died in 210 BC, and the Qindynasty was quickly extinguished within a fewyears by the early members of the Han dynasty. 9. During the brief period of Shihuangdis rule, asemi-subterranean mausoleum complex and anarmy of 7,000 life-size sculpted clay terracottasoldiers, chariots, and horses was built. Itsenormity shows his power and control of China.


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