Emperor Shi Huangdi Essay

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The Efficiency of Qin Shi Huangdi
By: Nadya Dorofeeva
According to the Unesco website,”Qin Shi Huangdi arranged his burial place long before his accession to the seat of supreme court.” Qin Shi Huangdi was a ruler of the Qin Dynasty who became a ruler at the age of 13. He died when he was 49 but before his death, he was still a ruler. Emperor Shi Huangdi did not treat his people well. The people of the Qin Dynasty were under absolute control and had to serve harsh punishments if they did something bad. Even though, Emperor Shi Huangdi was a mean and harsh ruler, he made a lot of great Changes for China and the whole world. A couple changes are that Shi Huangdi unified government and protected his people from invaders. Qin Shi Huangdi unified government. The artifact , Qin dynasty coin at the Asian art museum further supports the idea ,” Shi Huangdi standardized the money, which means he made all the money the same.” .The money in form of coins is easier to operate with than using cowry shells. What he did changed everything we have now. Shi Huangdi changed the money from cowry shells to gold and bronze coins. The idea of a change like that is pretty amazing and fascinating. Although Emperor Shi Huangdi was crazy, he was smart and creative. Shi Huangdi’s achievement made a big difference for his descendants. Emperor Shi Huangdi was a leader who unified the government by making all the roads the same size. The timeline at the Asian Art Museum maintains,” when Shi Huangdi standardized the roads, the chariot wheels did not have to be changed every time the size of the road changed.” That is helpful because the wheels could all be made the same. That made a big difference in the Ancient Chinese transportation. The emperor’s achievement is remembered now, a long time after his death. Shi Huangdi’s goal was to be remembered and he achieved it. Qin Shi Huangdi was remembered in the Han dynasty and probably other dynasties because of the beautiful achievement that...
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