Politics in the Han dynasty were very important to keep the empire together. In the Han dynasty, Liu Bang did something different and, instead of wealth or birth name, he gave government positions to those who were well educated and deserving of this position. Liu Bang wanted to be a strong dynasty like the Qin dynasty, but weak like Zhou at the same time. He chose to go down the middle path and be a mix of weak and strong. Bang divided the empire into administrative districts that were each governed by officials.
Such as not just giving power to citizens but how they distributed power in the empire. For example In Rome it was dived into offices and senate who held voice for the citizens. In china it was district officials. Han china ruled by an emperor who took mandate of heaven in deep consideration of all his political choices where as Imperial Rome had more religious freedoms not controlling its government or persuading its people to follow in one path due to religious beliefs. China was a closed unit compared to Rome who was more mingled structured.
Even though, both the Han Dynasty (206-220 CE) and the Imperial Roman Empire (31 BCE- 476 CE) became the strongest empires of their time, they differend in achieving that goal through their political systems, which were centered around their governemnts. To Chine, the centerpiece that supervised everything was knows as Confucianism. With all dependability focused on the emperor and society serving as a family unit, Han China's political system was known for a centralized, closed unit. It was ruled by an emperor who took the Mandate of Heaven in deep consideration. The Han developed a supply of soilders, which kept their borders secured and made them capable to exchange with others from time to time.
Louis, in the early stages of his reign as the sole ruler of France, after the death of Cardinal Mazarin, showed strong determination to be a real king. Prior to the death of the Cardinal, he had entrusted governmental affairs to him, but now he would make those decisions himself. He would also enlist the counsels to assist him when asked. King Louis XIV demanded that nothing was to be signed without his conset and all matters went through him. The Holy Writ by Bossuet accounts how, “The prince need render account of his acts to no one.
Although both Han China and Imperial Rome had a centralized imperial government with an administrative bureaucracy, Han China implemented Confucian ideas and teachings into their administration, while Imperial Rome administered mainly with force. Han China and Imperial Rome were both large empires, so to maintain efficient rule over its people, they had a centralized imperial government. To further maintain efficient rule, they imposed an administrative bureaucracy. While both the Roman and the Han Empire had a bureaucracy, the Han’s bureaucracy was far more influential and active in society than that of the Romans. Emperors of both Imperial Rome and Han China gave local leaders the power to rule their distant lands.
In Rome and China their administrative techniques used, you can see when looking at the emperors and legislative bodies they had, that in China, the emperors where given the right to rule by the “Mandate of Heaven”(study guide)(pg.130) which made all populous of the empire obey the ruler with out much question, giving him the same obedience that children gave their fathers. (pg.131) In contrast, Roman Consuls were placed into power by either their family right or by appointment of the previous Consul. (pg.149) Conflict grew between those who were appointed by the previous Consul and with those who had the family right making choosing the next emperor very tricky and often caused chaos in the government until things could be resolved. (pg.154) The regions of China and Imperial Rome are similar in the way of the use of bureaucracy,(ch.4) but different through the use of belief systems and in the role of the emperor. Both the empire of Han China and Imperial Rome used a bureaucracy as the form of political control.
Sparta put a military attitude in its society and made it the first priority to have a powerful army. The Athenians type of government, might have given the society More freedom, but in my opinion I think this was not the best form of government at this time. The democratic system in Athens cannot really be called a true democracy since it had several flaws in the government and the way it worked. For the way the voting worked
It can be seen as the first humane law ever created to protect classes of Babylonian society. However, in the epilogue, he mentioned that he is he had been called by the gods "to cause justice to prevail in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil." As mentioned above, Hammurabi saw himself as the king of righteousness. Therefore, he expected every citizen to see him as a figurine of God from Heaven. Almost as if he is the God dictates “The great gods proclaimed me and I am the guardian governor, whose scepter is righteous and whose beneficent protection is spread over my city…” One can say that Hammurabi is an extremely religious man who used religion to rule his kingdom.
Was the Confucian teachings impacted by the same synthesis that occurred after the fall of the Qin? The focus of this paper is to discuss the changes that occurred to Confucianism as a direct result of the Qin and how Han Confucianism differs from that of the Zhou. The Qin dynasty was undoubtedly the most ruthless period that China had ever experienced, but they had done something which no other
Dunia Ibrahimi January 15, 2012 Period. 1 Compare and Contrast Essay Athens and Sparta were two of the most powerful and well known cities among all the Greek nations. Both Athens and Sparta had many similarities and differences whether it is culturally or politically. For instance the way that these cities were governed and their political procedures and functions are similar yet much different from each other. Although these two important cities located in Greek were very important in history they had differences but they also had many similarities whether it be cultural or political.