Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Emperor Uno

China's First Emperor

Qin Shi Huangdi
     Do you know how many emperors there were? I don't. But what I do know is that Qin Shi Huangdi was the first emperor of China. Qin Shi Huangdi did many odd and harsh things. One odd thing that he had done was that he built an army of 8000 clay soldiers to accompany him in the afterlife. And he was cruel enough to make 700,000 workers make this for him. Another odd thing that he had done was that he outlawed and burned books and also buried some scholars alive just to ensure stability.
Boundary of the Qin Dynasty in 206 b.c.

Opinion of the Emperor

     Like everyone else, I hate Qin Shi Huangdi too. But I am not only following others, I am aware of the cruel and harsh things that he had done. He made very unfair laws and rules. One really cruel thing that he did was that he had approximately 460 scholars buried alive and 700 stoned to death for daring to disagree with him. This is just one of the many harsh things he had done. Another thing that he had done is that he poisoned his wives so they would be with him in the afterlife. Finally, he invaded neighboring states and regions just because he had the strongest army. He even invaded Zhoa right after they had an earthquake, which made them weak. Now do you see why most people, including me, hates Qin Shi Huangdi?


Question of the Day

  1. Why and when did Qin Shi Huangdi build the Great Wall of China?


Final Thought

 My overall thinking about Qin Shi Huangdi is that he was a bad person who was trying to be good. He always tried to good things but they end up being bad. For example, he burned all books and buried scholars to ensure stability. But it was actually a bad thing. But I still do not like him because he also had very cruel and harsh laws and rules.


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