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The Qing fall in the 1850s

SenatorChickpea

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#21
Absolutely correct- but given my opinion of Cixi's ability at factional politics, I thought that the Emperor surviving was more likely than Gong outplaying her.
 
#22
Absolutely correct - but given my opinion of Cixi's ability at factional politics, I thought that the Emperor surviving was more likely than Gong outplaying her.
My general solution in the past was to simply have her suffer a unfortunately fatal accident. It's been literal years since I looked at it so I've got no idea what relations were like between father and son or how elevation might have affected the family dynamic.