We need something that will keep them out and protect the people!
China was in a very bad civil war between its powerful states. In the end one state was successful and declared the creation of a new dynasty.
Great Wall Of China Construction Has Started
Qin Shihuangdi had big plans for his new empire and was not going to let anything stop him from succeeding. One of his most import ideas was switching to legalism. These ideas help set up a path for others.
Discussion About The Terracotta Army
When I die, I want to be surrounded by an army so they can fight for me in the afterlife!
When the nomads from the north became a threat to surrounding communities, they began coming up with ideas on how to keep them out.
Discovery of the Terracotta Army
They decided that the best way to keep the army from the north, known as the Xiongnu, out was to build tall walls that would distract them from entering and that would keep them out. These walls were later on connected and form what we now know as The Great Wall of China.
Qin Shihuangdi said that he wanted to re-create his imperial guard so that they can help him with his journey to the next world.
While farmers were digging a well near where the first Qin emperor was buried , they came across a pit that was filled with the emperor's terra-cotta army.