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Q is for Qin Dynasty

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The Qin Dynasty began with the first emperor, Qin Shi Haung, in 221 B.C.  He unified China and made writing, weights and measurements all the same. This included all schools teaching the same philosophy.   Books from opposing schools were burned.  The best known accomplishment from the First Emperor was the Great Wall of China.  The Emperor was getting old and he did not want to die.  He wanted to be immortal.  He set all the court scientists and doctors to make a medicine that would make him a God.  The doctors came up with a deadly solution that they thought would really make him a God.  The pills the doctors had made had traces of mercury in them.  Instead of helping the Emperor live longer the pills eventually killed him!

by Jeff and Jordan

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