Han China and Imperial Rome

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Han China and Imperial Rome Han China (206 B.C.E – 220 C.E) and Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E – 476 C.E) were the two premier and powerful civilizations of their time. As the two great civilizations of their time, Imperial Rome and Han China shared many similarities such as their powerful military machines and the advanced architecture they utilized to support their society. They had just as many differences however in how the government was structured and how they each viewed religion. One aspect of Han China and Imperial Rome were we can see a stark contrast between the two civilizations in in the government. Although Han China and Imperial Rome's method of political control was alike in their use of a centralized government, they were different in the sense of the roles of citizens in the government and the techniques for keeping the lower classes happy. Han China and Imperial Rome both had centralized governments, each with male leaders. Emperor Wu Ti was the Hans political leader; he often referred to himself as the “Son of Heaven”. Emperor Wu Ti developed a bureaucracy. Wu worked to increase authority and prestige of the central government. Bureaucrats made up 0.2 percent of China's population, Wu made the bureaucrats pass an examination. He also made a school to train men for the examinations. Also, Han China was based on classes. On the other hand Imperial Rome's ruler, Julius Caesar fought for respect. He was a good military man and won a lot of battles. Caesar is responsible for the conquest of Gual and for bringing the army back to overthrow the republic. Imperial Rome was hierarchical. Han China and Imperial Rome's religions have their differences as well. In Han China they worshiped heaven and earth; in Imperial Rome they worshiped many different gods. Han China's ruler, ruled on the mandate of heaven. Han China used the confusion doctrine as their

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