Why Qing dynasty and Wu Sangui are similar
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- The true beneficiaries of the collapse of the Ming were the Qing dynasty which was founded by the northeastern Manchu Aisin Gioro family that rapidly conquered northern China, the Lower Yangtze valley, and Central China after mass defection from Ming remnants including Wu Sangui who let the Qing through the Great Wall to fight Li Zicheng.
- The capture of Beijing by the Shun forces in April 1644 marked the end of the Ming dynasty, but Li Zicheng failed to solidify his political and military control, and in late May 1644 he was defeated at the Battle of Shanhai Pass by the joint forces of Ming general Wu Sangui who shifted his alliance to the Qing dynasty after the fall of the Ming dynasty, with Manchu prince Dorgon.
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