Comparison: the Persians and Han China

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Comparison: The Persians and Han China The similarities and differences in the political and military techniques used by rulers in Persia and Han China were, that both Persian and Han emperors ruled by separating their empires into sections or districts, both empires were separated into dynastic periods, and that the Persian military force was inept at sea-faring navigation, unlike the armada of Han China. One of the distinct similarities between the political and military techniques employed by the rulers of Persia and Han China was the separation of their empires into districts or regions. The Persian emperor, Darius, divided the vast territory of his empire into twenty-three satrapies. A satrapy was an administrative and taxation district governed by a satrap. The satrap was appointed to his position by the emperor. Likewise, the emperor of Han China, Liu Bang, divided the large empire into administrative districts governed by officials who served at the emperor's pleasure. These government officials were handpicked by the emperor based on their loyalties. Another similarity that Han China and the Persian empire shared in their ruling techniques was their separation into dynastic periods. The Persian Empire, for example, began in the Achaemenid dynasty with Cyrus the Great. After the Achaemenid dynasty was the Seleucids, then the Parthians, and ended with the Sasanids. Similarly, Han China was separated into two major time periods, The Former Han, and The Later Han dynasties. the reason that both empires went through dynastic periods was because of invasion and decline. In Han China, there is a period between The Former Han, and The Later Han dynasties that another family takes imperial power. Though the period is short, it caused an interruption in the rule of the Han. As with Han China, the Persian empire was separated into four different dynastic
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