Han China and Imperial Rome

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Han China and Imperial Rome During the period of 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E in Han China and 31 B.C.E to 476 C.E in Imperial Rome many similarities and differences in political control occurred during the classical period. Although both Imperial Rome and Han China controlled large portions of the world’s population and use a bureaucracy as political control they also had differences within that held power and what they based their belief of power on or who it should be controlled by. Both Han China and Imperial Rome controlled a large portion of the world’s population and produced political and cultural legacies that extended to modern day society. They used bureaucracy as a form of political control which is a delegation of power in government. Military played a major role in there rise and fall of their political structure. The military was a factor in both of the empires decline along with the choice of letting the wealthy class makes decisions for the lower class. Also both empires were ruled by one leader but citizens still were given some form of control. In comparison to how they are alike they also have differences. 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. To conclude Han china and imperial Rome of the classical period were more alike than different. Each was ruled by a single ruler and citizens had a little control over making choices. Their main

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