35. History's Worst Civil War (ft. Chris from The History of China)


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In this episode, we are joined by fellow podcaster Chris Stewart of The History of China to discuss one of the bloodiest wars in all of human history: the Taiping Rebellion.

We take a look at a timeline of the conflict, from the formation of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom by its leader, Hong Xiuquan (a man who believed himself to be Jesus's brother), through their growth and expansion throughout eastern China, to some of their conflicts with the Qing Dynasty and eventual defeat.

We also discuss the fascinating religious beliefs that motivated Hong Xiuquan, how he developed them over time, and how they spread to other people within the Heavenly Kingdom, and much more.

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