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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

Why was the Taiping Rebellion 1850-1864, so deadly? It was even deadlier than WW1?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago
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    It was China so the competing sides had massive populations to recruit from and thus ended up with massive armies.  Also, I believe, the war included a lot of depredations on civilian populations

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Well, it lasted for a very long time, and it covered a huge amount of densely populated territory, and the tide of battle went back and forth a lot. A very good book about this is "What Remains," by the China historian Tobie Meyer-Fong.

  • 3 weeks ago

    China has always had a big population. That civil war/ rebellion lasted 20 years, and the death toll is an indication of how ferocious the fighting was. It was started, I might add, by a nutty Christian who believed he was the brother of Jesus.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because more people died.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    What is this obsession you have with this conflict, to the point you keep spamming the site with it?

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The war resulted in 20-30 million lives, probably because China is so populated. That it led to a huge amount of deaths?

  • Henry
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    It was probably made up, of course. And the other one, also.

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