16 Facts About Warring States


Warring States period was an era in ancient Chinese history characterized by warfare, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation.

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Warring States launched a successful campaign against Zhao, Wey and Wei, extending Qi territory to the Great Wall.

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Warring States enacted policies to free convicts who worked in opening wastelands for agriculture.

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Warring States was followed in 323 BC by King Xuanhui of Han and King Yi of Yan, as well as King Cuo of the minor state Zhongshan.

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Warring States advocated authoritarian reforms, irrevocable expansion and an alliance with distant states to attack nearby states .

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Warring States moved north-east across Wei territory to cut off the Han exclave of Shangdang north of Luoyang and south of Zhao.

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Warring States was succeeded by his son Zheng, who unlike the two elderly kings that preceded him was only 13 years old at his coronation.

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Han, the weakest of the Seven Warring States, was adjacent to the much stronger Qin, and had suffered continuous assaults by Qin in earlier years of the Warring States period.

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The bloodshed and misery of the Warring States period goes a long way in explaining China's traditional and current preference for a united throne.

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Warring States period saw the introduction of many innovations to the art of warfare in China, such as the use of iron and of cavalry.

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Warfare in the Warring States period evolved considerably from the Spring and Autumn period, as most armies made use of infantry and cavalry in battles, and the use of chariots became less widespread.

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Warring States was a great period for military strategy; of the Seven Military Classics of China, four were written during this period:.

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Warring States period was an era of warfare in ancient China, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation; the major states, ruling over large territories, quickly sought to consolidate their powers, leading to the final erosion of the Zhou court's prestige.

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Warring States defended the small state of Song from many attempts of the Chu state.

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An important literary achievement of the Warring States period is the Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals, which summarizes the preceding Spring and Autumn period.

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Warring States period saw the proliferation of iron working in China, replacing bronze as the dominant type of metal used in warfare.

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