Spring and Autumn Period
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What did China witnessed that they hadnt seen in centuries?
What did regional states possess more than the central Zhou ruler? How?
Power;forged alliances and created new administrative units to conscript men and collect taxes
Although major states competed for power and land, they still accepted ______. This caused_____
Zhou ruler's authority; political system to change
What did central states do instead of dominating the weaker states? Effect?
served as a buffer zone; became battlefields on which larger states fought for dominance
Bronze became popular for_____
stronger iron swords and armor
stronger weapons inflence shifted from the central gov't to _____
What made regional states undertake large-scale projects
they became powerful
In 486 BCE, what did the Wu state build?
Grand Canal; linking the Yellow river with the Yangzi River
What did the Grand Canal function as?
promoted greater integration of states' economies
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