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There are some smaller arguments but the main reason China was more successful in their empire was because of the succession of emperors Rome usually had tremendous amounts of conflict when the power would change hands whereas China did not The Chinese had a certain excuse for the actions that were taken when an old dynasty was overthrown At a time of succession in Rome there was usually a civil war or many deaths to finally see who the new emperor was Rome had one major flaw when gradually turning into their Empire from fallen Republic this flaw dealt with who came next in their line of emperors succession The first of the emperors were the Julio-Claudian all of whom related in some way Tiberius the stepson of Augustus was the first of bad emperors The major flaw in Romes empire emerged the next emperor Caligula was Tiberiuss nephew Tiberius did not pick someone who was qualified or who seemed would be the best emperor but picked his own kin disregarding everything else At the end of his reign another one of Romes problems surfaced the internal conflict between Emperors and their people in this case guards Caligula was killed by his own guards Arguably the best Julio-Claudian emperor came next Claudius Claudius was a good emperor judging by the response of his people however Aggripina his wife arranged his murder so her son Nero could be emperor This is another example of Romes corrupt system of succession After Neros death this marked the end of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty Flavian Vespian emerged as the new emperor through a civil war The Flavian Vespian Dynasty was short that was good because the emperors were bad Domitian was especially bad because he persecuted the Jews and Christians of Rome Domitian was later killed by conspirators this was a problem with Rome whenever the emperor was not liked he was killed Thankfully for Rome the Good Emperors came
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