World History

What was one major difference between the Han and Roman Empires during their respective peaks?

(A) The Romans built extensive road and trade networks, while the Han relied only on traditional river transport through major rivers like the Yangtze.
(B) The Romans employed armies that were made up purely of mercenaries from barbarian lands.
(C) The Romans gave away citizenship to other peoples, while the Han had a vastly different concept of “citizenship” which was more reliant on culture and ethnicity.
(D) The Han used walls and fortifications to defend the outer reaches of their empire while the Romans relied on local militia organised by their army.
(E) The Han used an extensive bureaucracy to manage their empire while the Romans relied on locally elected councils of non-citizens in the provinces, as in Greek city states.
Test ID: 972