>starts the second deadliest conflict in human history after WW2 over a literal fever dream


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>starts the second deadliest conflict in human history after WW2 over a literal fever dream
How

  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    whoops meant to post hitler nvm

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Manchus still fear him to this very day.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    That’s not Martin Luther

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s not that weird that the second bloodiest conflict in history is a total civil war amongst the single largest national population on earth. I’d be more surprised if it WASN’T in China.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      But all cause some nerdy Asian failed a test? Can’t tell me that’s not hilarious

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, Hitler was set on his path to becoming fuhrer and World War starter because art school rejected him

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nahh but he didn’t have a nervous breakdown just because of that

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            the Taiping guy had to live in a turbulent, famine-racked China full of weird foreign missionaries and ruled by an alien non-Han people

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine how wild it would have been if they had succeeded
    >Insane Old-Testament style sect of Christianity becomes the most popular denomination
    >heavily interwoven with communist ideals
    >including feminism for some reason, despite the fact it’s based on the OT
    Would have been so based. Instead we get some boring SEA commie dictatorship. Like we don’t have enough of those

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Taiping rebels had a huge manpower shortage compared to the Qing. Anyone who could hold a spear or musket got shipped off to the front and they were pretty much forced to include women

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even if they managed to turn the tide and at the very least established a separate state/dynasty, they would destroy themselves with all the infighting. Too many ambitious fucks in the Taipings.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        The thing about the Taiping Rebellion is that it was pretty much a war between Shi Dakai and Zeng Guofan. Each one was literally the only competent leader on their respective sides while everyone else just ran around like headless chickens for 14 years.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dude could've straight up been a Chinese Muhammad. Would've been kino for sure.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Never gonna happen.
      A big portion of their army are just local warlords with agendas of their own.
      Best case he becomes a pseudo-pope to a feudal China, worst case is he gets offed and warring states for a few more years.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Taiping wasn't a unified rebellion. The war is only called that because the Taiping Sect triggered a wave of uprisings in Southern China and the rebel groups were in a loose alliance with each other.

      Besides the Taiping Rebellion you had
      -the Nian Rebels (Taoist Cultists and Anti-Qing militias vs. the Qing Government)
      -Hakka-Punti Clan Wars (Hakkas taking advantage of the conflict to conduct genocide vs. the Punti minority & Puntis taking advantage of the war to request Qing Govmt assistance to countergenocide Hakkas.)
      -2nd Red Turban Rebels (Han Nationalists vs. the Qing Govmt)
      -Miao Rebels (Yunnanese Minorities & angry Han landowners vs. the Qing Govmt)

      In fact the Taipings aren't even the biggest faction to rebel during the conflict, it was the Red Turbans & the Nian Rebels. The main Taiping group even adopted the Red Turbans' culture (i.e. wearing red turbans, crowning leading generals as Kings, etc).

      If the Taiping "won" the war, it'll just mean Warlord Period China would arrive earlier than usual. It would also mean the Taiping Weirdo Cult being destroyed by more secular minded rebels who rose up simply because they were angry with the Qings. In fact the Taiping Movement itself by the tail end of the war was torn up by internal civil war as the Taiping Kings wanted power for themselves.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody cares retard

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          t. carer.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      The west kind of saw them as a threat to their interests and helped to put them down. They initially supported them cause they mistakenly believed they would be pro-western Christians.

      Also were they racist to non-Han Chinese?

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't he just a figurehead? Like there would have been a rebellion with or without him.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >okay aspirant to the glorious office of provincial magistrate latrine cleaner, please write down the contents of this list of 100 neoconfucianist classical works from memory, you have to be exact to the letter in order to pass. You have 3 days to do so, and no, you cannot go outside not even to take a shit, use the bucket there.
    >heh sorry you dumb hakka peasant, but you incorrectly wrote this character with 3 lines when it should have been 2 lines. Back to the farm retard.
    >AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I'M GOING CRAAAZY AHHHHHHHHHH JESUS SAVE MEEEEEE!!!
    Can't blame him

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You mean resentment due to not having been accepted into the scholar-gentleman class.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw also failed civil service examinations
      im literally him

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        You know what to do anon, the country you live in isn't going to decimate half it's population on it's own (depending on where you live)

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never knew how insane those tests actually were

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >implying any other conflict is rational at all
    scarcity theory is cope

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >death toll based on household census
    Yawn. I thought everyone knew not to take "3K and An Lushan killed gorrilions of people until WW2" at face value.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Soon Xi’s incompetence will trigger an another Chinese civil war that will mog WW2 and spark WW3. It’s over, lads.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It’s over
      more like it's just begun.
      If China is known for doing one thing, it's putting itself back together and booming after
      catastrophic conflicts.
      Aren't you excited to see what the next Chinese dynasty/state will be like? More hardcore communist? Fascist? Oligarchy? Christian or Bhuddist Theocracy? Warm and fuzzy liberal democracy? who the fuck knows???
      if you emotionally detach yourself from the tens of millions of deaths that are going to occur, it's going to be absolutely fascinating to watch China and its political climate in the next 50 years.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >it’s just begun
        It’s the beginning of ww3. The Chink commies are not Russian commies. They won’t leave without a fight. They will drop le bomb.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      One day I dream of a Chinese liberal democracy. The butthurt from the CCP nationalists would be intense enough to power their country for the next 300 years.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        spoiler alert:
        CCP nationalists like the CCP not because they particularly like authoritarianism or marxist doctrine, but because the party makes china strong. if China was a strong liberal democracy, 99% of them would be fine with it. In fact most of them would probably be more than happy because a free Chinese government would trigger such a massive wave of free enterprise and repressed creativity that there would be a new world famous pop culture hit like Genshin Impact every week.
        but for now, they can’t really see that, and All that matters is that China is strong because they're not Communist Chinese, they're Chinese Communists.

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate that pop history has made this dude popular, gonna have to make memes about An Lushan now

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