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Reunification Under The Sui Dynasty
581 AD - 618 AD
Wendi's Rule (Commentary)
Government officials were selected by a written examination.
A general named Wendi created a new dynasty called the Sui Dynasty.
Wendi strengthened the central government, limiting power of local nobles.
Laws: Farming land to soldiers, extended the canal system, & combined northern and southern traditions.
Wendi's Rule (Pictures)
Hello! I m general Wendi of the Sui Dynasty.
General Wendi is going to strengthen the government!
The Grand Canal (Commentary)
He also built the grand canal that connected Chang Jiang and Northern Huang He.
When Wendi died his son Yangdi (his successor) worked on some of his fathers projects like the great wall.
He used many workers to work on this project however many died in the process.
The Grand Canal (Pictures)
We hate Yangdi! He raised taxes just to build this!
I helped unite China's economy!
The Sui Dynasty Only lasted for 37 years but this dynasty helped put China back on course to reunification.