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Total War game focused on the Fall of Ming

IreneSalmakisIreneSalmakis Registered Users Posts: 2
edited May 2 in Off Topic General
Just an idle thought I was having. This is one of my favorite periods in history. There were so many fascinating people in this era who emerged from the woodwork of the late Ming's broken society, not to mention fascinating reasons why the Ming empire collapsed. It's no exaggeration to say that this was a cataclysm akin the fall of Rome. I would love depictions of Li Zicheng, Gao Guiying, the Shun Empire, and its feminist revolution. Or Zhang Xianzhong's legendary reign of terror in Sichuan, or the various Southern Ming states, people like Shi Kefa and events like the defense of the fortress city of Yangzhou. Koxinga, his state of Tungning, its naval power, and its rivalry with the Dutch for control of Taiwan. Or the Shun Siege of Kaifeng where a river was diverted to flood the city. Wu Sangui the great betrayer and his turncoat defence of the Manchu at Shanhai, and the Later Jin state as it rose from Nurhaci's confederacy of Jurchen tribes into Hong Taiji's Great Qing Empire. The development of the eight banner system. Or Ligdan Khan's underappreciated campaigns to unite the eastern Mongols while taking money from the Ming. Tashi Batur's rebellion, Gushi Khan and the Koshud Tibetan Empire, the Fifth Dalai Lama, and the rivalry between Gelugpa and Karma Kagyu Vajrayana schools that divided the Mongol states. The conflicts between the Manchu and the cossacks in Siberia. The conflicts between the Trinh and Nguyen lords as well as Mac loyalists in Later Le era Vietnam and the conflict between Portugal and the Dutch EIC supporting both sides, the Manchu invasions of Korea and many other things I'm not even thinking of. The period was the backdrop of many other fascinating events throughout east asia.

Here's some great reading for anyone interested in this era.



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_from_Ming_to_Qing

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Russian_border_conflicts

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qing_invasion_of_Joseon

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sarhū

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Song-Jin

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1642_Yellow_River_flood

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Ming

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shun_dynasty

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trịnh–Nguyễn_War

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganden_Phodrang

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzungar_Khanate

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zicheng

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Guiying

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xianzhong

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_Yunying

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Sangui

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chongzhen_Emperor

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligdan_Khan

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Liangyu

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanhai_Pass

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Banners



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