Warring States Essay

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The Warring States lasted from 481 to 221 BC. These states became a part of the Zhao dynasty within the Yellow River Valley. In 223-221 BC that the forces of the of Qin under Qin Shi-Huangdi won over the states created the Qin Empire which become know as modern day China which encompassed the former seven warring states and the northern part of Korea. It was at this point also that the nation-state of China was born. The Chinese cultural core consists of two key component parts: the Mandate of
Heaven governing principle and the tripartite ideological/cosmological core and both were developed during the Zhou Dynasty period. The Mandate of Heaven doctrine helps to determine if an emperor of China is satisfactory enough to rule. According
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The family Dynasty was broke into internal divisions. Conspiracy and killing of family members disturbed the order of succession. This leaved China to have two short emperorships from 210 to 202 B.C. Much of the the Qin Empire was torn by the simultaneous outbreak of peasant and soldier revolts as well as the momentary emergence of nobles in the former 6 Warring States seeking to rekindle the prevailing pattern of competition of the Warring States Period, with each state pulling their own direction, creating a new hostile situation in China. Fighting within Qin Court , Liu Bang, was the commoner of peasant origins, he had become favorite among the Chinese people. His “leadership skills” lead seeming to have the Mandate of Heaven resting on him. In 202 BC, the Qin dynasty let him become emperor and came out as the founding Emperor of Imperial China’s second dynasty, the Han Dynasty. Liu Bang had become known as Emperor Gao reigned until his death in 195 …show more content…
Although the Qin Dynasty was very short-lived, the imperial system it set down and built upon Legalist foundations helped set the pattern of Chinese institutional development for the next two millennia. Nevertheless, the new Han Dynasty was converted at a very early point to Confucianism. The process began with Emperor Gaozu himself, who although he himself was, and remained, a Legalist, he began filling his Court and government bureaucracy with Confucians who in turn gradually established Confucianism’s supremacy not just within the Han Dynasty but in China and much of East Asia from then

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