Bharata crowned Bhumanyu as ruler, who was then succeeded by his son, Suhotra. It was Suhotra's son, Hastee, who founded the kingdom of Hastinapur, the land that is the center of the epic, "Mahabharata."
King Bharata made a clear statement with his actions about karma and the results of karma. Karma, which refers to actions or deeds, will be the deciding factor of one's fate. The act of Bharata in choosing Bhumanyu as his successor highlights the fact that karma plays a decisive role in one's life and not one's supposed right by birth.
It was Bharata's choice that created the setting for the "Mahabharata." The name of this epic can be translated as "the great Bharata" or "the great descendants of King Bharata."