Empress Wu Zetian

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China is considered to be one of the oldest civilizations in the world today. Out of its two thousand years of existence, and two hundred and forty-three emperors from the eleven major dynasties only one woman has ever ruled China.

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Empress Wu ZetianEmpress Wu Zetian China is considered to be one of the oldest civilizations in the world today. Out of its two thousand years of existence, and two hundred and forty-three emperors from the eleven major dynasties only one woman has ever ruled China. This would be Empress Wu Zetian who's cunning, malicious, and devious behavior would lead her to commit unthinkable acts against others as she tried to rise above her statues of a mar woman and sit on the dragon throne of China. The future Empress of China Wu Zhao would be born in Wenshui part of the Shanxi Province (www.chinavoc.com/history/tang/women.htm) in 624 A.D. Wu Zhao's father Wu Shihuo, a supporter of Emperor Taizong, was a member of an aristocratic Shanxi family, while her mother, Lady Yang, was from the royal Sui family. At the time of Wu's birth China would be experiencing an era in the Tang Dynasty in which women had more freedom. During this time most women did not practice foot binding or were they of a submissive nature. Because of Emperor Tai Tzong cultural revolution women were allowed to economically independent, and educated in philosophy, culture and social ethics. As a result Wu Zhao was e

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