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The Roman and Han Empires both had their differences and similarities. However their similarities out-weighed their differences by a large amount. Their governments, economies, traditions, even their ways of agriculture made them very similar but at the same time very different. A couple of things that made them similar are The Han and the Roman Empires was two of the most powerful empires to rule their respective parts of the world, however they both declined and failed. Another thing was that agriculture was the fundamental economic activity for wealth. A couple of differences were in The Han Empire; the merchant class in china was frequently disparaged and constrained by the government. The Romans were sort of a republic, where they got to choose their leader. Whereas to the Han Dynasty, power was passed down the family.

One similarity was agriculture was a fundamental economic activity for wealth. For The Roman Empire the main crops of Roman farmers were various grains, olives, and grapes. Olive oil and wine were among the most important products in Rome. These farmers would take their crops to markets, sell them and gain their money. They also had to pay taxes, but the farmers didn’t always have to use money, they could pay partially with food as well. After building the great wall, China was in great depth from taxes. Looking down on merchants, china focused more on farmers to build their tax revenue and not only farming but trading along the Silk Road.

Another similarity was that The Han and the Roman Empires was two of the most powerful empires to rule their respective parts of the world, however they both declined and failed after a period of time. The Han Empire dominated Asia from the Korean peninsula to present day Vietnam. The Roman Empire stretched from the present British Isles to present day Iraq. Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire, brought order to the vast lands Rome had conquered and brought an end to over one hundred years of...
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