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By Douglas Miller, Angus McBride

ISBN-10: 1841765074

ISBN-13: 9781841765075

Within the 1520s, a quick yet savage warfare broke out in Germany whilst a variety of rebel teams rose to overthrow the facility constitution. The move took as its brand a peasant's shoe and the collective identify of 'Bundschuh', and this grew to become often called the Peasants' battle - even though the insurgent armies really integrated as many townsmen, miners, disaffected knights and mercenary squaddies as rural peasants. The risings concerned huge armies of as much as 18,000 males, and there have been a number of significant battles ahead of the move used to be placed down with the maximum ferocity. This publication info the armies, strategies, gown, guns, personalities and occasions of this savage struggle.

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During the Tang Dynasty, the imperial court expanded the feudal system to cover the Left River, Right River, and Red Water River region. 36 During the Song Dynasty, Nong Zhigao, a powerful local leader from western Guangxi, launched another rebellion with the aim of creating an independent state in the region. Although Donglan never became part of the rebel domain, it was so close to the rebel territory that it was inevitably affected by the rebellion and its suppression. According to one account, after General Di Qing of the Song Dynasty defeated Nong Zhigao, Nong fled to Yunnan and one of his younger brothers moved northward along the Red Water River trying to escape to Guizhou.

68 It was into this frontier society that Wei Baqun was born on February 6, 1894. 69 There were mountains near the village and one of the most famous was Mount Yinhaizhou, 747 meters above sea level. Dongli was known for having three beautiful ponds formed by water from mountain springs, which served as the source of the small Dongping River flowing through the village. In front of the village lay the flat paddy fields on which the villagers farmed and lived. A few kilometers away was the town of Wuzhuan, and Dongyuan, the county seat, was about forty kilometers to the east of the village.

Tao’s successor, Yi Zhenxing, responded with even greater brutality than his predecessor. He brought in a large number of soldiers and claimed that he wanted to kill all the people in Donglan. Five years later the local elite organized a protest campaign against Yi. 51 Rebellions were frequent under such repressive hereditary or appointed rulers, and most were not as successful as the movements against Tao Qigan and Yi Zhenxing. The official records of the Ming Dynasty are full of accounts of rebellions launched by the Zhuang and Yao in Guangxi and the imperial campaigns against such rebellions.

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