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What was First Emperor Qin's reward system?
In ancient China, to be sure people were doing the job they were assigned, and obeying his orders, First Emperor Qin introduced the concept of government spies. This was a reward system for people who tattled on other people's behavior at work, at home, and in the neighborhood. For example, when First Emperor Qin ordered that all books by or about Confucius be burned, some people refused. Most were reported. Their punishment was to be sent to work on the wall, the Great Wall of China. Whoever reported them got a reward. First Emperor Qin