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The Han and Qin dynasties displayed sophistication by developing intricate ways of philosophy. These three types of philosophy were Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism. These philosophies demonstrate three very different forms of society and their main focuses. Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism are all forms of sophisticated society because the Han and Qin dynasties created such a sophisticated philosophy that it is still being used today.

Out of all three of the philosophies, Legalism is the most strict. Legalism believes that a highly efficient and powerful government is the key to social order. Also, punishments are useful to maintain social order. Lastly, ideas should be strictly controlled by the government. The Legalists got their name from the thought that the government should use the law to end civil disorder and restore accord. The philosophy most similar to school systems today is Legalism. Mostly because in the Legalist philosophy the government has ultimate say and ideas are strictly controlled by the government.

As sad as it is, the school systems in todays society are closely related to Legalism because of how strict schools have become. They are no longer a place where everyone can have their own ideas, as well as their own beliefs. Since hundreds of years later these philosophies and beliefs are still being used, I believe that it represents the sophistication of the Qin Dynasty.

Confucianism on the other hand most closely ties with the United States government's philosophy. Confucianism believes that social order, harmony, and a strong government should be based on family relationships. They also believed that there should be respect for parents and elders, which ties closely with the way elders such as the President, and Vice President, should be respected. The last theory, is that education is important to both the individual and the society.