The Similarities and Differences of the Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome

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There were many different dynasties and empires back in the classical period. Many of which had different methods of political control. Geographical location, time period, climate, societal norms, and type of government all had an impact on the way the government controlled their people. For example: in a dictatorship, the dictator will most likely show his/her political control with the use of propaganda. Propaganda including, pictures of themselves all over the country, forcing people to worship him/her, and controlling what people talked about. Propaganda is used throughout the world in dictatorships, as well as any other form of government. The Han Dynasty(located in China) and Imperial Rome had many similarities and differences, such as: in both dynasties, they had one leader that controlled just about every aspect of the country, however, one of the major differences between the two were that in the Han Dynasty they had a monarchy form of government, where one man/woman is nominated to be the emperor/king, while in Imperial Rome the government was a family dictatorship, that’s a form of dictatorship where the leader has a cabinet of advisors to help him/her, such as a president or prime minister has. The Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome’s government were similar in many ways. Both dynasties made many great advancements, ecological and technological. The governments, however, had their own ways of maintain the political control over their regions. The Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome methods for maintaining political control were similar in many ways, such as their uses of the military and their centralized governments. They do this because it makes the most logical sense and is one of the more simplistic, yet efficient ways to keep society in check. The two dynasties are also quite different in many ways, including the roles of the citizens and the governments ways

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