The Taiping Rebellion of 1850-1864: Hong Xiuquan the brother of Jesus?

The Taiping Rebellion was one of the most tragic civil wars to occur and took the lives of an estimated 20-30 million people. Hong Xiuquan, self proclaimed brother of Jesus Christ led his Taiping followers against the Qing Dynasty and almost overthrew it. The Qing dynasty faced the Taiping Rebellion, the Nian, Panthay, Dungan Rebellion and the Second Opium War simultaneously which would ultimately lead to its downfall. The Taiping Rebellion remained the bloodiest conflict in human history only to be surpassed by world war two.

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