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Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC)

First dynasty in which China was unified under the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di. Established central rule and standardized weights, measures, coins, and the writing system. Created the Great Wall in 214 BC mostly by uniting old wall system, to protect China from invading nomads. He was a particular believer in the notion of immortality and is famous for his terracotta army.

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