The Rise and Fall of Rome and Han China


Shi Hungdai Unites China

221 BC

Shi Hungdai was the first emperor of China. He unified China by enforcing single script and making the whole country use the same currency. He also cancelled feudalism and built the Great Wall of China.

Han dynasty begins

206 BC

Followed by the Qin Dynasty, The Han dynasty was initially ruled by Liu Bang/Emperor Gaozu, who was originally a commoner.

Conclusion of the Punic Wars

146 BC

The Punic wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage. They began in 264 BC, and ended in 146 BC.

Silk Trade road begins

130 BCE

The Silk Road was an ancient trade route that enabled goods and ideas to be transferred between Rome and China.

Julius Cesar Dies

44 BC

Julius Cesar was a Roman general and statesman who turned the Roman Republic into the powerful Roman Empire. His reign as dictator for life ended upon his return to Rome from Pompey. He was assassinated and stabbed to his death.

Octavian Becomes Emperor

27 BC

Augustus was the first Roman emperor upon the death of his great-uncle Julius Cesar. Octavian ruled until his death in 14 AD.

Fall of Han Empire

220 CE

Many things led to the fall of the Han Empire. There were many factions fighting for the throne at the time. Also, Internal struggles amongst the family led to the decline of the empire. The Battle of Red Cliffs also played a key role.

Rome divides into two empires

330 AD

Emperor Diocletian splits the Roman empire into two pieces, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire.

Constantine is Baptized

337 AD

Emperor Constantine refuses baptism until his death in 337 AD. He was baptized in his deathbed.

Rome Empire Dissolves

476 AD

Many things contributed to the fall of Rome Empire. Some key causes were plague, economic struggle (taxes), overexpansion and military, Christianity, invasion by Barbarian tribes, etc.