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The last two centuries are considered as the golden age of millenarianism in the sense that they brought about a change in the existing system, by means of overthrow of the system which existed. And the new system which evolved was considered as better than the old system which ***** and was ***** about by overthrowing the powerful. The reason is simple. As the sociologists and historians ***** the ***** say, one does not become sensitive to such ideas simply being oppressed or miserable. But instead, these ideas develop from those of whose expected ***** traditional lives have been destroyed and disrupted, uprooted and rendered rootless, even if they were having an unpromising and unpleasant life earlier.

As a result ***** the industrial revolution, many such people came to North America ***** Europe, but ***** nations which Europe was trying to bring under its control were the areas where the thoughts of millenarianism had not been posed to. These ***** ***** ***** influenced by ***** ***** of millenarianism only after the arrival of the missionary community in ********** areas. The Cargo Cults, Ghost Dance and the Mahdists are all example of *****se type of movements, which ***** at different times noble or peaceful, but ***** were often violent, typically rash and foolish ***** fanatic, frequently self destructive, sometimes for and ***** against the **********, which *****ok the form of a litany of doom as they all were defeated finally.

***** Rebellion

***** Taiping Rebellion is considered as the most influential ***** all ***** millenarian movements which evolved as a result of the dominance of ***** west (except the Bolsheviks), reaching ***** peak ***** the Chinese tradition of millenarian revolts ***** is nearly 2000 years old (except ***** Maoists).1 China had alarming problems of varying heights ***** natural calamities inclusive of floods, droughts ***** famines during the mid of the nineteenth century.2 These and other dis*****ters were partially due to the neglect of ***** government in public works, and to alleviate the misery caused by them which was widespread the Qing administration did absolutely nothing.3 There was ***** unrest, in the south, as a ***** ***** ***** cumulative effects of the military defeats at the h*****s of ***** Westerners, economic tensions and anti-Manchu sentiments. South China w***** the first to be influenced by the Western dominance and the last to be conquered by the ***** conquerors.4 All these promoted the background for the Taiping Re*****llion, the largest revolt in the modern Ch*****ese history.

1. Jonathan D. Spence "God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom ***** Hong Xiuquan" Norton & Company, (1996) p.34

2. Michael, Franz. The Taiping Rebellion: History ***** Documents, vol. 2, Dosuments and Comments Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1971) p.23.

3. Ian Heath ***** Michael, Perry. "The Taiping Rebellion 1851-1866" Osprey Press, (1994) p.15

4. Jonathon D. Spence "The ***** Version ***** a Christian China 1836-1864" Baylor University *****, (1996) p.53

Inspired ***** Christianity, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of China ********** a *****


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