Song Dynasty

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Song Dynasty

Zhao Kuangyin, more widley known as taizu, his temple name, was the first emperor of the Song Dynasty. Zaho was Born in 927, in Luoyang, China. He died Nov. 14, 976, in Kaifeng, china. He ruled from 960 till his death. Unfortunatly, his death was on Nov. 14, 976, in Kaifeng, china so he only ruled for 16~ years. While he ruled, he conquered Southern Tang, Later Shu, Southern Han and Jingnan, thus reunifying most of China proper. To strengthen his control as emperor, he lessened the power of military generals and relied on civilian officials in administration. His younger brother was beilieved to have murdered Zhao for the throne.


960 - Song Taizu (First Emperor)1024- Paper money1100 - Two Major Rebellions1214 - battle of beijing

The Song Dynasty was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money.This Dynasty saw the first known use of gunpowder.They were the first Chinese government to establish a permanent standing navy.Polymath figures such as the statesmen Shen Kuo and Su Song made advancements in all fields of study, including biology, botany, zoology, geology, mineralogy, mechanics, horology, astronomy, pharmaceutical medicine, archeology, mathematics, cartography, optics, art criticism, and more.

Lasting Impact

The Song Dynasty is the most advanced dynasty because they made advancements in almost all of the fields of study such as biology, botany, zoology, geology, mineralogy, mechanics, horology, astronomy, and way more.


This dynasty could lead to:- More exams and tests.- Deaths from invasions.- You ill not be educated or get a good job unless you are wealthy. - There are hostile ethnic groups in the dynasty.

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