There are many reasons why Shu dynasty is the first country to fall during the Three Kingdoms era. Zhuge Liang is a very strict, honest and by the book person. He build up Shu (After the death of Liu Bei) with tough military laws thoughout the Shu country. This works perfectly protecting the peasants and general populations in large. But it is because of Zhugeliang’s tough martial laws which is one of the reasons why Shu is the first to fall among the Three dynasties. In Shu there are several factions. They are the rich higher class lords which have control over the trades and bounties of Shu. They are a faction which are well respected and feared by others. They control the trade routes, money, merchants, slaves, salts, and most of the businesses in Shu. During the Three Kingdoms era, all the countries have such powerful factions and/or families which controls or hold power to the country’s wealth and riches. And they being rich, are able to become officials inside the courts and palaces. Either through relatives introductions, powerful friends introductions and/or bribery into court.
And Zhuge Liang’s martial law and tough rules which at that time governmenting Shu was in a huge conflict with the powerful families. These power families in Shu are being sub-press by Zhuge Liang’s rule. And unrest are among the powerful families. Zhuge Liang being wanting to build a fair and non-bribery country. Has many times, punished or banish relatives or personnel from such powerful families. And had also sometimes affected and instructed the tough laws onto such families. Thus, created much hatred among the families and their network of cohots.
These powerful families long wanted Zhuge Liang’s reign to be ousted and thus in secret and had wished that other rulers will come in which will be of their support and to be of their advantage. Such power families and network of cohots are no small forces to be ignored. But, this was one of the things which Zhuge Liang had under estimated. By ignoring such powerful families’ needs and wishes, will one day bring about Shu’s down fall!
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