- Nov 16, 2007
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Not taking into logistics the main advantage the Chinese had over the Romans were:Before firearms were invented, it's almost almost the east beating the west in the history, with just a couple of exceptions.
1. Romans had tens of millions of slaves who are always rebelling, sometimes even to the point of destroying the entire empire. China never had that problem.
2. China had very advanced siege warfare and siege defence. The walls around Chinese cities were a hundred times stronger and taller than any walls surrounding roman cities
3. China had the advantage of being better horse masters and horse rangers using things from Recurve bows to repeating crossbows like the cho ku nu. Rome was often slaughtered by Parthians and Persian catapharacts and horse archers because of their inability to fight effectively on horse back.