The Fall Of Qing China Case Study

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In the year 1911 one of history’s most powerful dynasties came to an end. It is highly questionable as to the series of events that led to the fall of Qing China. One thing is clear, Japan a close neighbor to China did not lead the same fate. The question is how did Japan succeed when China did not. It is known that Qing China failed in many aspects including militarily, economically, and internationally. A combination on failures caused the Qing dynasty came to an end. It is now important to reflect as to how such a powerful dynasty allowed for such failures to happen. Not only is it important to reflect as to how Chania failed but it is critical to learn from their mistakes. The lessons to be learned from the fall of Qing China should be …show more content…
Chans experienced a horrific famine that lead to the death of millions. The government was unable to provide the necessary aid to those experiencing devastation. The governments lack of assistance lead to rebellions. The famine of 1896 and other causes of death lead to the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 (Doc 9). The lesson to be learned is famine will lead to fear and therefore rebellion. Governments need to have control over the people to prevent rebellion and China failed to do so. The Chinese government to only was crippled by a loss of people but also economically. The Cost of rebellions and wars were high. In the end, Qing revolts lead to the deaths of forty-five million dead (Doc 10). Not only were the Qing not able to protect against outside enemies but they were unable to prevent rebellion. This lead to the fall of the dynasty. The peoples attitude towards the government was not positive. Many the Han Chinese had a no longer respected the Qing dynasty (Doc 11). They no longer trusted the dynasty to protect them. Therefore, it is important to have a strong government for the people to depend on. If people do not feel safe and they do not respect the authority the nation is sure to

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