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Re: Hong Xiuquan
>However, imagine if Taiping Tianguo has been successful and has existed
>The majority of the Chinese in the world would have been Christians (or
>rather, Hong's kind of Christians).
China would have been ruled by tyrannical "christian" emperor. Non-Christian
Chinese would have been crucified en mass.
>I'm sure that Hong would have been view at very differently.
>Also, although many people died during that period. It also brought about
>the modernization of China and many other positive developments.
>And without Hong, there may still be a chance that China is still under the
>Qing Dynasty today.
I am amazed that the modernisation of China could be attributed to Hong. His
men went to war believing that modern weapons couldn't harm them with the
grace of the Christian God! Taiping Rebellion was unnecessary, the Qing
Dynasty was tumbling anyway from the invasions of the western and Japanese
powers. China didn't really modernise until the Communists took over.