empress dowager CiXi

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Empress Dowager Cixi was one of the most powerful women to have ever ruled China, the mention of her name struck fear to any one that dared to defy her. She ruled China with an iron fist, she was cruel and unjust and she is said to have killed any one that stood in her way.

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empress dowager CiXiEmpress Dowager Cixi was one of the most powerful women to have ever ruled China, the mention of her name struck fear to any one that dared to defy her. She ruled China with an iron fist, she was cruel and unjust and she is said to have killed any one that stood in her way. She was born in to low middle-class family and was able to rise to the top because of her beauty, but soon after she was able to rise to the top she became power hungry and corrupt. Her rise to power would cause the fall of the Qing Dynasty and of the imperial system that had been in place for hundreds of years.Cixi rise to power began in 1854, when she participated in the selection of consorts for the Emperor Xianfeng, Cixi was chosen an created as a worthy Lady Yi. After being chosen to be a consort it is said that she would do anything to get the Emperor's attention resulting in her her ti

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