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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Scholar-Gentry System

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Why is the development of the scholar-gentry system a significant development during the Han Dynasty?

A

For one of the first times, it created a government based on merit, not birth.

B

It excluded the emperor from any, and all, decision making in China.

C

It promted a break from the practice of filial piety.

D

It created a political system that was considered worse than previous systems.

E

It ended the belief in the Mandate of Heaven.