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How did Qin Shi Huangdi become China's first emperor?
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  1. Seven major kingdoms formed the area which was to become modern China. Leaders of these kingdoms were struggling for greater authority. Qin Shi Huangdi defeated them all through military power and innovation. He built up his army through conscription, and divided its members into specialized units [source: High Museum]. Horses were used in cavalry divisions, and the emperor's armies perfected and used the crossbow, wiping out the other six kingdoms' armies.

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