Dynasties within Dynasty
Upon detailed study of the records available, it was found that the Han dynasty comprises two dynasties within one. The majority of the Chinese population considered it to be one dynasty but a prominent ruler from Han insisted that he had taken the charge of developing the gory of the second empire. The first dynasty became powerless and inactive when the influential and the rich and the traders got to gain more power and authority in administration. The rich and influential families became more prominent by indulging into matrimonial alliances with the influential.
A very rare development, but upon the demise of Yuandi, his successor was an empress. Being of a partial temperament, this empress handed out all the significant posts to her kith and kin. This led to her nephew Wang Mang to announce himself as the new head of the thrown. He came out to be an extraordinary king and received a lot of support from the general audience. He initiated the system on formal succession in which a precious stone would be passed over from generation to generation. Whoever would get possession of the throne would the new emperor. The rule of Wang Mang was ended by the triads.