Wanted: Emperor Qin Shihuangdi
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You're getting buried alive! Now, the rest of you, get back to work on the wall or your next!
You want to kill me!
Bury the Confucian scholars! Burn their books!
What did we do?!
You stole a grain of rice?! Well, guess it's execution time!
I was starving!
Emperor Qin Shihuangdi had workers buried alive if they disobeyed any of his orders when working on the Great Wall of China.
Emperor Qin also had Confucian scholars buried alive and burned their books. The scholars didn't like Qin because they thought his harsh laws were bad. Qin thought the scholars were plotting to kill him, so he had them executed.
Emperor Qin created harsh laws with horrible punishments, such as death by beheading.
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