An Lushan Rebellion - One of the Bloodiest Conflicts in History

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Clickbait title: Rebellion that killed 40 million Chinese - An Lushan - The Bloody End to a Golden Age

After usurping the Imperial Throne from the Sui Emperors, the Tang Dynasty began the golden age of Chinese political and military power, as well as its most creative period of art and culture. But golden ages cannot last forever, and this documentary will show how the An Lushan rebellion shook the Tang to their core.

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War of the Heavenly Horses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6Rphg_lwwM
Battle of Talas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH9UhfRKAOc
Chinese-Sassanid alliance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTuzU5M5Dh0
Mongol Invasions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzatw32j-i4

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Sources:
Denis C. Twitchett - The Cambridge History of China - Sui & Tang
Mark Edward Lewis - China’s Cosmopolitan Empire
Jonathan Karam Skaff - The Tang Frontier Military & An Lushan Rebellion
Charles D. Benn - Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty
Christopher I. Beckwith - Empires of the Silk Road

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