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Qin Shi Huang Di 1st Emperor of China How do you unify a whole nation? Connect Standardize From To Connecting China Allowed Shi HuangDi to easily… Collect taxes Send armies to villages to stop rebellions Send important messages or laws to everyone From Connecticut New Jersey Maryland To Standardizing Money Cart axels Weights a measures Law Code Writing Systems Thoughts (tried) Censorship How do you get everyone to think like you? Censorship Legalism How would you rate Qin Shi Huang Di as a ruler on a scale of 1-10? 10 being the best 1 being awful Why did the Qin dynasty not last as long as Shi Huang Di had predicted? Quote from the Han dynasty “The King of Qin, with his arches long eyes, puffed out chest like a hawk and a voice of a jackal is a man of scant mercy who has the heart of a tiger or wolf. When he is in difficulty he readily humbles himself before others, but when he has gotten his way, he thinks nothing of eating others alive…if the King of Qin should ever get his way with the world, then the whole world will end up his prisoner.” (Qian: 1993:38-39) Quote from Qin dynasty adviser “The ruler alone should possess all the power, wielding it like lightning and thunder.” (Han Fei-tzu) What are the two different perspectives from the last two quotes?