The Potala Palace has seen its fair share of controversy, as Tibet is a very controversial part of the world. When Communist China invaded Tibet in 1950 with over eighty thousand troops, massive protests were held at the palace. It has been estimated that about one million people have been killed since the Chinese occupation and the exile of Tibetan government officials. During this time, the treasures of Potala were stolen and priceless, irreplaceable historical documents and artifac... ... middle of paper ... ...ace inside from becoming too permanent, also allowing flexibility for the palaces uses as the times change. Works Cited Bernier, R. M. (1997).
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Tsongkhapa’s successors continued on without a title until the official label of Dalai Lama was first given to the third successor by Alton Khan, a Mongol leader. The first and second Dalai Lamas both founded monasteries, one at Tashilhundpo and another called Drepung, founded near Lhasa. With the “use of Mongol and Manchu support, [it] helped the Dalai Lama gain power over Tibet”, and finally the 5th Dalai Lama expanded Gelukpa rule to all of Tibet (Gale). In 1642 the Dalai Lama was placed as the political and religious leader of Tibet until 1959 when the Chinese took over Tibet and stripped him of his political... ... middle of paper ... ...n the world. Works Cited "Dalai Lama."
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