“T’ien Ming” The Mandate of Heaven1.The leader must lead by ability and virtue.2.The dynastys leadership must be justified by succeeding generations.3.The mandate could be revoked by negligence and abuse; the will of the people was important.
Start here A new The emperor reforms the govt. dynasty & makes it more comes to power. efficient. Lives of common Emperor is people improved; defeated !! taxes reduced; Rebel bands find The farming encouraged. Dynastic Problems begin strong leader who (extensive wars, unites them. invasions, etc.)Attack the emperor. Poor lose respect for govt. Cycle Taxes increase; men forced to They join rebels work for army.& attack landlords. Farming neglected. Droughts, Govt. increases floods, spending; famines occur. corruption.