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Taizong - The Emperor who shaped the Tang Dynasty
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He was given the honour of having the final
say in all territorial disputes. After his
death, Taizong was heralded as one of the
most enlightened Emperors in Chinese history.
His influence during his reign and beyond, is
the reason why the Tang Dynasty is remembered
with great pride and nostalgia.

During his reign, Taizong successfully
defeated the Huns in the Northern border area
and restored peace and stability to the
war-torn lands. As a result of his military
successes, many small states surrounding the
Tang empire became tributary states; each
yielded and offered annual tributes and
treasures to the Tang Emperors.
The great strength and influence of the Tang
Dynasty is a direct result of Taizong’s
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