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Another invasion by a Foreign Tribe, the Ching are a Tungusic people native to Manchuria. The Manchu first unite Manchuria, Mongolia and parts of Shandong Province, then establish a parallel Dynasty.
When a peasant rebellion sweeps through  Hebei and the City of Beijing, Ming Emperor ChongZhen commits suicide. After the rebels reign chaos on the Capital, the Qing armies sweep in to take Victory.
Capital City: Beijing, after capture of City and pacification of Beijing from Revolt.

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Reign 1627 - 1644 AD , Reign Period ChongZhen
Zhu Youjian , Name as Emperor SiZong (思宗)
5Th Son of Zhu Yijun, the Wanli Emperor (Xizong). The younger brother of the previous Emperor Zhu Youqiao.
Lasting for 17 years, the Chongzhen Reign was the last reign period of the Ming Dynasty.
Zhu Youjian was determined to eliminate the eunuch power-group headed by Wei Zhongxian and arduously set to work on this task immediatly after his coronation. On his Imperial Authority he had the eunuch banished to the city of Fengyang in far Anhui Province, where he was to guard the Imperial Mausolea. Wei never even reached Fengyang. Realising his career was over and he was personally doomed, the formerly powerful eunuch ended his life by hanging himself from a tree at the roadside. The next targets of the Emperor would be Wei's clique of trusted followers still installed in high positions. All 262 officials installed under orders of Wei Zhongxian were punished by the Emperor, either being tortured and executed, banished, or simply demoted and dismissed from office.

Achievements: The Chongzhen Reign was the last Reign Period of the Ming Dynasty. Contrary to his predecessor Emperors, the young Emperor was diligent and serious with State Affairs. Overcoming the eunuch power-clique that had ravaged the Empire, Zhu Youjian tried to stabilize the Empire by improving the lives of the ordinary peasant citizen. In one case of famine, the Emperor went as far as to economize the Imperial Court, saving money to set an example and show his sympathy for his people. Unfortunatly all of these measures would come too late. Multiple rebellions had arisen around the Empire, the south and the North alike. The Former Northern Territories were already under control of a Tungusic People, who had conquered neighboring tribes and had established a parallel Dynasty in the North. Crowning himself Emperor of the Manchu and establishing a power base in the North, Prince Nuerhachi captured Shandong Province. With the encirclement complete the Manchu were now in a good position to strike at the Imperial Capital of Beijing.
A View of the Imperial Palace and its Northern Gate Shen Wu Men from Jingshan Hill. At the foot of the Hill is a modest memorial to the Chongzhen Emperor.
Death & Succession : Beijing, the Ming Capital, finally
fell in 1644 AD, after the citizens revolted and were
joined by the Armies of Prince Nuerhachi, the military
and political leader of the newly arriving Manchu, who
had already established a parallel Dynasty in the North and who had been given access to the Chinese heartlands through the opening of the ShanhaiGuan, the first gate under heaven in the East.
Faced with a Rebel Army at the Gates of the Palace and another United Manchu army underway to overthrow his
weakened reign, Zhou Youjian Emperor Sizong (思宗)
dispaired. Fleeing from the Palace through its North
Gate of Divine Military Might (Shenwumen - nearest the Imperial Quarters - the Nei Ting) he then proceeded to hang himself at Jingshan Hill (located due
North of Shen Wu Men, the North Gate to the Imperial
Palace (Forbidden City). By commiting suicide outside
his palace rather than making a stand for his hopeless
case, the Ming Emperor saved himself from the disgrace
of capture and the Imperial Palace from destruction by
enemy fire. With the Emperor and Dynasty dead, the
Forbidden City (Imperial Palace) would serve as a home
to the Qing Dynasty for another 455 years, surviving as
a Ming Monument to Feudal History and achievement
until today. A monument has been erected at the site where Emperor Chongzen hanged himself from a
Scholar Tree, east of the entrance, at the base of
Jingshan Hill.
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