The Han Dynasty And The Roman Empire Essay

1111 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Two thousand years ago, the world was ruled by Rome. The Empire spread from England to Africa and from Syria to Spain, about 25 percent of the population of the world was under Roman law. The Roman Empire was founded on on Roman law and classical learning. The Han Dynasty was founded as a bureaucracy and confucian beliefs. The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China, it was preceded by the Qin dynasty. The Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history and it spanned over four centuries
The Roman Empire, at its height was the most extensive political and social structure in western civilization. The Roman Empire was a representative government. It consisted of a senate and an assembly, which mostly consisted of patricians families and later plebeians. The Social structure of the Rome Empire was hierarchical, however there were multiple and overlapping social hierarchies. At the top of the social pyramid was the emperor, next was the patricians, the nobles and high class citizens, and males of this class had political rights. Plebeians were one step down from patricians; they were the middle class citizens such as the artisans, merchants, or farmers. Roman provinces traded among themselves, but trade extended outside the frontiers to regions as far away as China and India and the main export was grain. Since trade was such an essential part of the economy, Rome suffered greatly when trade began to decline when the danger of the Roman roads became too…

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