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The Chinese Philosophers: The Rights Of The Rebellion

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The Chinese Philosophers had two different opinions on the term “The Rights of the Rebellion”. On the one hand Mencius believed that everything was mandated by the gods and there was a big responsibility on the ruler to please the people. The Chinese believed the ruler was appointed by heaven through something called the “Mandate of Heaven”. Mencius believed that if the people were unhappy enough to overthrow the leader then the leader has failed them and intern failed the Heaven that appointed him. Heaven was using the people as a weapon against the poor leader. Hsun-Tzu believed that rebellion was an evil that it could be avoided. He believed that if people would go through rigid education processes then they would be able to reform the
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