Ming Dynasty

Ming Dynasty

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  • Geography: The Ming Dynasty was located in modern day Nanjing, Jiangsu.
  • Duration: The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the Great Ming Empire – for 276 years following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
  • Known for its trade expansion to the outside world that established cultural ties with the West, the Ming Dynasty is also remembered for its drama, literature and world-renowned porcelain.
  • The fall of the Ming Empire occurred because of the lack of leadership
  • Also, the most immediate and direct cause of the fall were the rebellions that racked the country in the 17th century because the imperial government exacted increasingly burdensome taxes on the common people.
  • High Point: The Ming dynasty emerged after the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. It is also considered to be the dynasty in which early signs of capitalism emerged
  • The Ming Dynasty was founded by Zhu Yuanzhang.
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