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Zhou Dynasty (690���������705)
The Zhou dynasty ( ; (): *''tiw'') was a that followed the and preceded the . The Zhou dynasty lasted longer than any other dynasty in (790 years). The military control of by the royal house, surnamed Ji, lasted initially from 1046 until 771 BC for a period known as the , and the political sphere of influence it created continued well into the period for another 500 years. During the Zhou dynasty, centralized power decreased throughout the until the in the last two centuries of the dynasty. In the latter period, the Zhou court had little control over its constituent states that were at war with each other until the consolidated power and formed the in 221 BC. The Zhou dynasty had formally collapsed only 35 years earlier, although the dynasty had only nominal power at that point. This period of Chinese history produced what many consider the zenith of making. The latter period of the Zhou dynasty is also famous for the beginnings of three major Chinese philosophies: , ...
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A monarchy is a form of government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislature A legislature is a deliberative assemb ... in which a person, the monarch A monarch is a head of stateWebster's II New College DictionarMonarch Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 2001. p. 707. Life tenure, for life or until abdication, and therefore the head of state of a monarchy. A monarch may exercise the highest authority a ..., is head of state A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona who officially embodies a state (polity), state#Foakes, Foakes, pp. 110–11 "he head of state He or HE may refer to: Language * He (pronoun) In Modern English, ''he'' is a Grammatical number, singular, Grammatical gender, masculine, Grammatical person, third-person personal pronoun, pronoun. Morphology In Standard Eng ...
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