During the Middle Ages, the Chinese enjoyed a higher standard of living than almost any other contemporary nation. This high standard of living was made possible by their stable civilization, which for the most part had remained unbroken for centuries. While Europe was amid dark times, poverty, war and disease, China was flourishing, producing new art, science, and literary works.
You are young at my age if you are planning for tomorrow.
The Sword of the Lord
The first coin minted in the United States was a silver dollar. It was issued on October 15, 1794.