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The Qin Empire, 350 - 206 BC by Undevicesimus The Qin Empire, 350 - 206 BC by Undevicesimus
The Qin originated as one of the many competing political entities in China during the so-called Warring States Period (475221 BC), which saw the nominal vassals of the ruling Zhou dynasty revoke their allegiance and openly wage war upon each other. From their heartlands on the Wei river, the Qin conquered territories in the western periphery of the disintegrating Zhou Empire during the first half of the third century BC. They subsequently destroyed their remaining six rivals  Zhao, Yan, Wei, Qi, Han and Chu  and in 221 BC, Qin Shi Huang became emperor and established the Qin dynasty as the first to rule a united Chinese realm. Qin success depended in part on the adoption of Legalism as its guiding principle sometime during the fourth century BC. It imposed a high degree of civil obedience and military discipline upon Qin subjects, which was enforced by a brutal penal code. Thus the Qin were able to create a highly centralised administration and mustered the largest work force and army in China, which was put to use in vast construction works (cf. the Great Wall of China) and military campaigns. However, despite its military might, the death of emperor Qin Shi Huang in 210 BC sparked a nationwide rebellion against the harshness of Qin rule and the dynasty effectively ceased to exist in 206 BC

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lkh97 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
actually lake Hongze does not exist until 12 century, and the eastern boundary certainly had pushed over Yalu.
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PauliMabelMC Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn´t know a thing about China BC, I guess I need to read more!
Interesting map!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like my Qin map!
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PauliMabelMC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I´ll study it closely!, it deserves it!
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kitankhan Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Rome is gone but China still exists.
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is fantastic! I love the ancient regions of china; actually I made a Shang Dynasty map (pre-Qin) myself!
Shang Dynasty by zalezsky
You've inspired me to make more of china! I think I'll put that on my list of things to do :)
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Great to hear this map inspires you to make more Chinese maps yourself! ^^

And that's a very well done Shang map, my compliments! :)
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! Your maps are always so fantastically designed
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:bow:
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Pencil-Fairytale Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist
Wow, excellent map!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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Sunny-Cyberspacer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You took down the Crete map again?
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yes. Please don't talk about that on another map, I beg you ^^

Maybe I'll reupload it again in a few days. I removed it because I couldn't bear to see a map of mine with a comment section full of undiluted nonsense.
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Sunny-Cyberspacer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry man! I just really liked that map!

Makes enough sense I guess! And I already got blocked twice by whatever her name was, just cus I favorited that map
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well, I'm glad you liked the map!

Soon you may have the chance to fave it yet again --'
Fourth time's a charm, I hope.
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Sunny-Cyberspacer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly, but I still like your maps involving Rome above all else! Long live Imperium Romanum!

I hope so as well man!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'll probably make a few new Roman maps soon, so that should be cool. First there will be a few Greek ones ^^

Roma Invicta!
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Sunny-Cyberspacer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Speaking of which I got a semi-crazy alternate timeline you might find a bit of interest in hearing about

Roma Invicta!!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sure, send me a note if you want to tell me ^^
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Deviant294852 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Wow this is really cool :D
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
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Deviant294852 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
You're welcome :D
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NateJeris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Firstly This map  (like all of your maps) is amazing one of the best I've seen. That being said one of my favorite parts of your earlier maps was the relatively detailed summary of whatever empire or era you were depicting. Is there a reason that you have been shortening the summary's for the recent maps? Is it just because the Qin did not last as a dynasty for very long or will this be the case for future maps as well?
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment :bow:

And yea, I've decided to write shorter summaries from now on, because it allows me to focus more on making maps... I might still write longer summaries if it's for a map about something I'm really interested in (cf. Napoleonic era), but the days when I wrote a 10 page essay for each map are over for now ^^
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NateJeris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Ok that makes sense, it will certainly be nice to have more of your maps!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:la:
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Amazing!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Your welcome!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EXCELLENT
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Merci! :bow:
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
de rien
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Beautiful, but did some land sink in the yellow sea bay? XD
Or is it on purpose?
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^ And the map shows the ancient coastline :) The chopped line is the modern coastline. Many coastlines weren't always as they are now as the water gains or surrenders land... For example, the Persian Gulf (the part where Kuwait is), the French coast near Bordeaux, the Low Countries coast, etc. They looked quite different in ancient times :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Yes I know but so much??? wtf I never knew that.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yea it surprised me too ^^; That and the course of the Huang He/Yellow River (where it makes this weird 90° north turn) :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
You never stop learning and well i never really researched about
chinese ancient landshape history tbh^^
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19111995 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Coastlines have changed over time. The Yellow River, throughout the centuries, have brought sediments to its mouth and deposited them there to form a huge delta, slowly expanding the land out into the sea.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Yeah he told me, i just thought this is too much, but I was wrong^^thx tho!
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Good job!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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Panzerbyte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great border detail and styling. Excellent piece.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :bow:
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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bolter21 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This map is amazing
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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