When Zhao Kuangyin was explaining his military power over a cup of wine, he left out only one person. As a result, this person took over the territory of the Song Dynasty

2022-05-01 0 By

The Song Dynasty was a very glorious era in Chinese history. In that era, great progress was made in poetry and songs, and people lived and worked in peace and contentment. Compared with the previous dynasties, there were earth-shaking changes in living standards.All of this should be attributed to the wise leadership of zhao Kuangyin, the founding emperor. Although he devoted himself to military service and achieved outstanding military achievements, after he gained the power, he learned from the experience and lessons of the previous dynasties, which overused military generals and eventually led to the subjugations of the country. After drinking wine, he released military power, attributed the national military power to the central government, and reused civil officials to supervise military generals.However, zhao Kuangyin was so careful that he accidentally missed one of his closest aides, and this fatal mistake led to his losing the Song Dynasty.Zhao Kuangyin was born in a military family with many senior generals in his family. His father, Zhao Hongyin, was even the commander of the later Zhou Dynasty, which was equivalent to the commander of the capital garrison today.Growing up in such a family, Zhao Kuangyin was naturally very interested in military affairs. He was familiar with military books since childhood, full of knowledge and knowledge, and was good at using strange things to win.Later, when zhao Kuangyin was traveling around the world, he was advised by a superior man and went to guo Wei, the first emperor of the later Zhou Dynasty.When Zhao Kuangyin followed Guo Wei in the northern and southern battles, he made great achievements. In the battle of Gao Ping, he bravely took the lead in the current situation, regardless of his own safety, facing arrows all over the sky, and finally defeated the enemy.With such military achievements, Zhao Kuangyin was also reused by the emperor of the Later Zhou Dynasty.However, chai Rong, the emperor of the Later Zhou, fell seriously ill and died soon after. After chai Zongxun succeeded to the throne at the age of seven, the power fell to Zhao Kuangyin.At that time, it was heard that the Khitan troops were invading in the north, so the imperial court hurriedly dispatched Zhao Kuangyin to lead the troops to meet the attack. However, Zhao Kuangyin gladly accepted the attack and mobilized his troops in a leisurely manner.Normally, the military situation is so urgent, zhao Kuangyin as a general should be very nervous, but why he was so relaxed?It turned out that Zhao Kuangyin’s men had already returned the military situation is wrong, but this false news gave Zhao Kuangyin a very aboveboard reason to get soldiers.After some planning, Zhao Kuangyin led his henchmen and his army to formally “meet the enemy”. Soon, when the army came to Chenqiao, Zhao Kuangyin ordered the army to set up camp and stopped moving forward.Under the special arrangement of Zhao Kuangyin, rumors spread in the barracks, saying that the current emperor is young, can not bear the responsibility, it is better to be replaced by the outstanding general Zhao Kuangyin.When Zhao Kuangyin heard such words, he was about to make an example of zhao kuangyin, when a group of soldiers rushed into zhao kuangyin’s camp, wrapped his yellow robe around him, knelt down and shouted long live zhao.After that, Zhao Kuangyin naturally refused for many times, and the soldiers also insisted on it repeatedly. In this way, Zhao Kuangyin could only “reluctantly” accept the throne and lead the army back to Beijing to “restore his command”.By this time, rice had become porridge, the die had been cast, the young Zhou emperor had no military power in his hands, so he could only surrender the throne.This is the history of the famous “Chen Bridge mutiny, yellow robes added body.”After Zhao Kuangyin seized the power, he made great efforts to govern and develop production. At the same time, he selected sages to promote energy, and the Song dynasty became stronger and stronger.Then at the right time, Zhao Kuangyin dispatched troops to pacify the south at one stroke.After the unification of the mountains and rivers, the world was at peace, and the countless soldiers who followed Zhao Kuangyin’s campaign were no longer of any use.Since ancient times, those who conspired against zhao by force were all generals with prominent military achievements, but now Zhao Kuangyin was surrounded by generals who were proficient in the art of war and held heavy power. Seeing this situation, Zhao Kuangyin thought about how he got his power, and naturally he could not sleep easily.The ancients cloud: birds do, good bow hidden;The hare dies and the dog cooks.So in the past dynasties, the founding monarch after the founding of the country often choose to sharpen the sword to these meritorious people.However, Zhao Kuangyin was different from normal and did not have any meritorious persons. As the saying goes, those meritorious persons still hold the military power. Didn’t Zhao Kuangyin worry at all?In fact, Zhao Kuangyin was very worried about his subordinates following his example of the Chenqiao mutiny, but zhao kuangyin took a different way to solve this problem, and became one of the few founding emperors in the past thousand years who did not kill his subjects.First, he restricted military power politically, requiring the mobilization of troops to have the central government’s decrees. Second, Zhao Kuangyin greatly improved the status of civil officials and carried out the policy of military system based on civil literature.After a series of policies, the military attaches of the Song dynasty had lost a lot of power, and then after one evening, Zhao Kuangyin left a group of senior military attaches drinking.When everyone was a little drunk, Zhao Kuangyin told his servant to retire, sighing that he had been restless all night and always worried about the mutiny of Chen Qiao happening again.What a clever man the military officers were, they immediately heard Zhao Kuangyin’s magnificent words and showed their loyalty.Seeing this, Zhao Kuangyin took the opportunity to persuade all generals to give up their military power and let me give you prosperity and wealth for your clan. Moreover, the emperor and the minister would marry each other forever. From then on, the emperor and the minister were of the same mind and had no suspicion.Zhao Kuangyin’s subordinates saw this and voluntarily gave up military power.This was a famous way of relieving military power in a cup of wine. However, Zhao Kuangyin missed a man, who later took over his kingdom.The person who took away Zhao Kuangyin’s land was none other than zhao Guangyi, his younger brother.In the ninth year of Kaibao, Zhao Kuangyin was seriously ill and was about to die, so he urgently summoned his fourth son Zhao Defang to see him.However, it was Zhao Guangyi, zhao Kuangyin’s younger brother, who came to the palace.According to legend, the two were spies in a dark room, the door of which was hidden by a screen and glimmered only by candlelight.At first the two talked amicably and happily, but soon they began to quarrel. Even the maids in the palace could see zhao kuangyin pointing at his brother and swearing at him. Then they saw the shadow of the axe falling to the ground.Before long in this matter, Zhao Kuangyin died, leaving the alliance of the golden want before death, will pass the throne to his younger brother Zhao Guangyi.However, rumor has it that Zhao Kuangyin intended to pass the throne to his fourth son Zhao Defang, but it was Zhao Guangyi, zhao kuangyin’s younger brother, who was tipped off by a close eunuch.In addition to the occurrence of candlestick axe sound this very outrageous things, so many people think that Zhao Guangyi using power to seize Zhao Kuangyin’s land.Now more than a thousand years have passed, the truth of the matter has long been unproven, but it is undeniable that Zhao Guangyi, who won the throne, was really a very wise gentleman, under his rule, the people of the Song Dynasty lived and worked in peace and contentment, which was rare in the feudal society for thousands of years.