Qin Shi Huang

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Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇. trans. Qin First Emperor) (260 BC - 210 BC) was the first Emperor of China and the foundation of Qin dynasty.

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  • 天下共苦戰鬥不休,以有侯王。賴宗廟,天下初定,又復立國,是樹兵也,而求其寧息,豈不難哉!
    • Translation: "The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings. A reliance on ancestral temples initially brought stability, but the revival of states results in the spread of soldiers. Doing so will never bring about stability!"
    • Source: Records of the Grand Historian, by Sima Qian
    • Note: This is Qin Shi Huang's criticism of why the ruling techniques of the past were simply a vicious cycle.
  • To have a great peace, the state must be united.The King do what it must to fulfill his responsible as a king.[citation needed]

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