causes_of_failure

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Causes Of Failure There were certain inherent weaknesses in the organization of the Boxer Movement. The absence of any definite leadership, hierarchy and ideology, especially when compared to the Taiping Movement, were key factors in their ultimate failure. The Boxers did not question Confucianism and were also less revolutionary than the Taipings. The Boxers were conservative and laid great emphasis on spiritual and physical superiority. It was essentially a traditional Movement, which sought to remove all modernizing and Western elements, and in this context the age-old concept of Chung-kuo was invoked and restored once again. They never spoke of any land reforms or attacked feudalism. The only progressive element in their ideology was the focus on equality of gender. The common bond was due to a commitment to Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist thought. These beliefs were sho

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