Qin dynasty

Qin Er Shi ascends the throne
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210 BCE Jan 1

Qin Er Shi ascends the throne

Xian, China
Prime minister Li Siu contrives to place Hu Hai(named Qin Er Shi), the weak second son of Shi Huangdi, on the throne. Qin Er Shi was, indeed, inept and pliable. He executed many ministers and imperial princes, continued massive building projects (one of his most extravagant projects was lacquering the city walls), enlarged the army, increased taxes, and arrested messengers who brought him bad news. As a result, men from all over China revolted, attacking officials, raising armies, and declaring themselves kings of seized territories.

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