Mandate of Heaven - Mandate had been in place for centuries...

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Mandate of Heaven The Mandate of Heaven was a Chinese philosophical concept that was used in determining if a King/Emperor was ruling benevolently. It basically says that the King was appointed by, and is given power by Heaven. If Heaven was pleased with how the King was ruling, there would be harmony and order. Conversely, if Heaven did not approve of the King’s rulings earthquakes and other natural disasters would occur. This
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Unformatted text preview: Mandate had been in place for centuries and stayed true from dynasty to dynasty, but seems to have come to an end around 1912 with the end of the Qing dynasty. The reason the Mandate of Heaven was so significant was because it enabled a ruler to gain the acceptance of his people, or without it be overthrown....
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