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Resources and Trade

China during the Han dynasty was full of natural resources that helped it to thrive and become a powerful empire. Iron was mined and used to make weapons and other items. Rice, which is a very important food to the Chinese people, has the perfect growing conditions in the south of the country. The Yellow River and the Yangtze River provide irregation oppurtunities and transportation. The irregation helps the rice and grain production throughout China. 

silk road

Trade was enhanced with other cultures after silk was discovered by the world around China. The Han Dynasty used the silk road to trade with the Romans and other countries to the west. The silk road ran along the great wall and kept going west all the way to the mediterrainian sea. Strangely, no romans were ever found in China and no Chinese were found in Rome. The docs/mapG