Essentially, the ones who could bear to be taxed were not taxed and those who could not bear to be taxed were taxed. All of this lead to the oppression of the majority of the population and a rising discontentment with the government. (afe.easia.columbia.edu) The Qing government did not support forward development of its people which resulted in China being humiliated by foreign power... ... middle of paper ... ...y from the slowing effects of the corrupted conservating Qing Dynasty–and to become the superpower it is today. Works Cited "Part 1: Introduction." Chinese History.
In contrast, the Communists wished to dismantle the traditional social hierarchies and establish a socialist state. The Nationalist army was less trained for war than the Communists after they avoided battle in the recent Japan-China War. Perhaps the most important cause of this conflict, millions of peasants became disillusioned with the system that had caused their crushing poverty, and wanted the control of their own fates that Communists promised. They would not take control easily. Fighting between the Communists and Nationalists had started years earlier, but was interrupted by the Second Sino-Japanese War.
When Japan entered China with its exceptional manpower and weapons, they prevented the nobles from doing so. In the Treaty of Shimonoseki, Japan forced China to cede Korea, pay war indemnities, and open numerous ports (Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Chongqing,) while ending the attempts for power. However, seeing Japan’s progress through the adoption of western technologies, the Chinese formed political clubs like the followers of Guang Xu, which debated approaches to reform. Japan also exerted control over the ruling class and politicians, demanding that they work together and help preserve the crumbling local governments. Nonetheless, the stabilization brought consequences.
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