Marco Polo in China
In 1275, the Italian explorer Marco Polo carried word of China’s advanced civilization back to Europe. He wrote a book, called The Travels of Marco Polo, that was popular in his own time and for centuries afterward.
From The Travels of Marco Polo: You must know that for three months of the year, December, January, and February, the Great Khan resides in the capital city of [China] . In that city stands his great palace.. The hall of the palace is so large that it could easily dine 6,000 people; and it is quite a marvel to see how many rooms there are besides. The building is altogether so vast, so rich, and so beautiful, that no man on Earth could design anything superior to it.
The population grew from about 150 million people to 450 million.
In 1911, people who wanted to bring about political change in China led a successful revolt against the Qing dynasty. In 1912, the Republic of China was established. A republic is a government that is not headed by a king or an emperor.
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