What was one major difference between the Han and Roman Empires during their respective peaks?
||The Romans built extensive road and trade networks, while the Han relied only on traditional river transport through major rivers like the Yangtze.
||The Romans employed armies that were made up purely of mercenaries from barbarian lands.
||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.
||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.
||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.