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The last two centuries are considered as the golden age of millenarianism in ***** sense that they brought about a ch*****nge in the exist*****g system, by means of overthrow of the system which existed. And the new ***** which evolved was ***** as better than ***** old system which ***** and was brought about ***** 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 l*****e earlier.

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

***** Rebellion

***** Taiping Rebellion is considered ***** the most influential ***** all such millenarian movements which ***** as a ***** of ***** dominance of the west (except the Bolsheviks), reaching the peak of the Chinese tradition of ***** revolts that is nearly 2000 years old (except ***** Maoists).1 China had alarming problems of varying heights ***** natural calamities inclusive of floods, droughts and famines during the mid of ***** nineteenth century.2 These and other disasters 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 result of ***** cumulative effects of the military defeats at ***** h*****s of the Westerners, economic tensions and anti-Manchu sentiments. South China w***** the first to be influenced ***** the Western dominance and the ***** to ***** conquered by the Qing conquerors.4 All these promoted the background for the Taiping Rebellion, ***** largest revolt in the modern Chinese history.

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

*****. Michael, Franz. ***** Taiping Rebellion: History ***** Documents, vol. 2, Dosuments and Comments Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1971) p.*****3.

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

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

Inspired ***** *****ity, ***** ***** Kingdom of China was a millen*****rian


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