Qing Dynasty

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Social

The Qing Dynasty was very strict in who was in which social class. This was because the higher you were, the more power you had. This social class was their very own caste system. It went from highest to lowest: 1. Emperor and his advisers, 2. Generals, Nobles, and Workers, 3. Artists and Peasants, and lastly 4. Slaves and Servants.

Political

The Qing government was headed by the Emperor. After that, there were six ministries with two presidents and four vice presidents each. The ministries were run by and outer and inner court, who got their power from the forbidden city. The outer court handled small things like everyday situations while the most important issues were sent to a grand council.

Interaction with Environment

The population of the Qing dynasty grew to about 400 million around 1800. A big disease during the Qing dynasty was the febrile disease. Also during the Qing dynasty, the very first machine gun was invented by Dai Zi. His weapon was able to hold 28 bullets. Also, the foot soldiers armor was made lighter and the swords longer to make stabbing enemies easier

Cultural

Confucianism was the dominant religion during the rule of the Qing dynasty. It was the main religion in china from 1644 to 1912. There were many sacrifices made in the practice of Confucianism, usually at the altar of heaven in Beijing. During the Qing dynasty, they were religiously tolerant. The two other main religions were Buddhism and Daoism.

Economic

Although there were many ups and downs during Qing rule, it is regarded as one of china's most important historical points in time. During the 17th century, the economy was trying to recover from the financial expenses from the overthrowing of the Ming dynasty. The 18th century was quite the opposite. As a result, of much food and peaceful times, the population doubled what it had reached during the Ming dynasty. Some farmers turned into nobles from all the food they had stored up.