Monday, January 6, 2020

Ancient China s Development And Growth Of A Successful...

A civilization is the society, culture, and way of life of a group of people. It is a nation in which people advance to reach a level of social development and organization. During the Han (206 BC-220 AD) and Qin (221 BC-207 BC) dynasties, Ancient China became unified. The Chinese developed a strong government and powerful empire with the help of its geography, social hierarchy, and belief system. The geography provided protection and goods necessary for survival and trade. The social hierarchy affected the ways of life of the people by determining their wealth and education. The belief system influenced the choices of people by deciding whether something was appropriate. These three features were essential to the development and growth†¦show more content†¦People used the rivers to build canals, which helped Ancient China advance in communication and trade by being closely connected and isolated from the outside world (Bednarz 470). The rivers also contained lots of salt , and people would drill it out for industrial development (Hall). This feature also served as a protection barrier against invaders because they were difficult to cross (Eno). China was able to create a strong military because of the decreased amount of attacks. China contained many physical geographical features such as deserts and mountains that impacted their development. The two large deserts in Ancient China were the Taklimakan and Gobi deserts, and are located in the northern parts of China. The deserts isolated China from Europe and Central Asia, breaking off communication and trade with this part of the world. People had to change their lifestyles and adapt to different ways of living because of sand storms and harsh temperatures. The Himalaya Mountains, the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, run along modern China’s south-western border. The mountains were abundant to iron and bronze, and this helped the industries grow and the economy to prosper (Knapp). This geographical feature also isolated China from India, which also caused there to be no communication and trade between the two civilizations. China’s isolation made is difficult to share and receive ideas from other civilizations to grow and

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