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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 existed and was ***** about by overthrowing the powerful. The reason is simple. As the sociologists and historians ***** ***** ***** 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 ***** unpleas*****t life earlier.

***** a result ***** the industrial revolution, many ***** people came to North America and Europe, but the nations which Europe was trying to bring under its control were the areas where the thoughts of millenarianism had ***** been posed to. These areas had ***** influenced by ***** ***** ***** millenarianism only after the arrival of the missionary community in ********** *****. The Cargo Cults, Ghost Dance ***** the Mahdists are all example of these type of movements, which were at different times noble or peaceful, ***** ***** were *****ten violent, typically rash and foolish or fan*****ic, frequently self destructive, some***** for and sometimes against the Europeans, which *****ok the form of a litany of doom as they all were defeated finally.

Taiping Rebellion

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

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

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

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

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

***** by **********, ***** ***** Kingdom of China *****as a millenarian


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