Qin Shi Huangdi is China's first emperor. Qin Shi Huangdi's name was Ying Zheng from his childhood until his career as the first emperor. In the western state of China, Chin was where the royal family lived. In 247 BC, his father died when he was still a teenager in the age of 13, where his mother, the Queen had a secret lover called Lu Buwei, a rich merchant and also the former king's former adviser. As soon as Ying Zheng was informed his father was dead, he immediately took the throne as king in the age of 13 and was forced to make Lu Buwei the prime minister.
As years passed by, Ying Zheng became an unstoppable warrior fighting in wars, he was also very young. The Chin army became a war machine. When the Chin army collided with the Zhao army, the Chin army was unstoppable. They conquered the state and executed the 10,000 prisoners of Zhao.
Later on, Lao Ai, another man who was attracted by the Queen had two little boys and Lao Ai was on a plan to get rid of the king. One day, Lao Ai's kids became sick and he almost lost his love. Because of the king's power, somehow, Lao Ai's army revolted and Ying Zheng's security system had succeeded. Luckily, they were able to capture Lao Ai. Eventually ended up in execution. In surprise, when the Queen watched Lao Ai's death, the king secretly planned to murder the children.
The Wars and Rebellion
The state of Chin was a war machine, it was unstoppable. Their king was desperate to take over all of China. China was divided into seven different states, Chu, Chi, Zhao, Yen, Han, Wei and Chin. Their first war was against the state of Zhao in the northern part of China, which they took all the 10,000 prisoners of Zhao and executed all of them by chopping off their heads. (In the ancient days, there were no happy endings; only violence lead to death) They have won their first fight. By 227 BC, Chin took over the three independent states.
Lao Ai's Revolt
In distraction, Lao Ai immediately struck into Ying Zheng's palace for no good. They had already set up a trap (shooting arrows from everywhere) and they eventually captured Lao Ai. He was taken prisoner. As the Queen watched Lao Ai's devastating execution, Lao Ai's sons were murdered by his subjects. The Queen ran back to the palace. She ran in fear, but it was already too late. Her son's plans were too efficient.
How did he get executed? It was horrible to see. Four ropes wrapped around Lao Ai's arms and legs and each one had horses dragging them apart. Lu Buwei was almost on his way to death because he failed to protect his king.
The Terracotta army was not enough for him. The army was only protection for the secret underground Tomb (see more in The Warriors, the Tomb and the Wall page) but it did not seem enough for the young king. So, he knew something else must come around. There, one of the world's largest wonders, the Great Wall of China was built. (See more in The Warriors, the Tomb and the Wall page)
Longevity of Life
One of Ying Zheng's wishes was to live forever. But everyone knew it was impossible to live forever. So he thought he could just make his life longer. The first way of living longer was to make love with several partners; that was not enough. The king would do anything to live longer. Since in the ancient times modern science wasn't discovered yet, people believed that Mercury would improve longevity in humans. Which kingdom believed as well. But now in medical science, it is discovered that Mercury pills will poison your body. So Ying Zheng's body started to damage from the brain and all around.
Success of Conquer
By 223 BC, Ying Zheng was yet to achieve his goal of taking over all of China. The only states left was the state of Chi and Chu. However, Chu was the largest state. The Chu army destroyed Chin's first attempt. Then they did it again, also half a million more men participates. Their second attempt had succeeded. The state of Chi already surrendered without a fight. Where Chin, became China. At the age of 34, he gained the whole country and was crowned, the first emperor of China. Moreover, changed his name to Qin Shi Huangdi (the first emperor). He was the only one who was giving loyalty from his subjects.
Because of taking the poisonous Mercury pills, it poisoned his body so much, it lead him to death. In the end, he died on his trip to the Gods. His grave became the secret tomb in Xi'an (see more about the secret Tomb in The Warriors, the Tomb and the Walls page).