Does Geography Determine Destiny?



There were some very important developments technologically during this time period, however. Roads and canals were built to help with trade and farming. This also helped with the growth of cities. Money in the form of coins were created out of bronze. This also helped with the development of trade. The Zhou also learned how to work with iron. Population grew and farming techniques improved.

This dynasty came to an end during a period known as the Period of Warring States, when the armies of the Qin captured the heart of the empire. You’ll learn more about China later in this resource as well as in high school World History