Shang Dynasty Government!
The Shang Dynasty had a very strong government. The Shang government was lead by a powerful king. The king was not the only person with power, his power was extended with smaller kingdoms ruled by his younger brothers and his nephews. Once the king passed, his power was often passed down to a younger brother or son. Kings depended on strong armies to maintain their rule and to defend their kingdoms. Kings often took part in constant warfare Prisoners of war were almost always used as human sacrifice and laborers. Shang armies were very powerful because Sang nobles had weapons made of bronze. The Shang discovered how to make bronze using a mixture of copper and tin. Shang armies had a number of amounts of foot soldiers, archers, men on horses and elephants, and fighters in chariots. Shang armies were typically terrifying to their enemies.