There are some parallels between the end of Qing Dynasty and current United Stat
There are some parallels between the end of Qing Dynasty and current United States as briefly discussed in class. <
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1. Being a Hegemonic power for some time (200+ years)<
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2. Believing that they are the best in the world for a long time <
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3. Lack of unity (Qing Dynasty as a minority ethnic dynasty) <
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4. Fiscal Conditions<
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5. Lack of openmindedness & curiosity (Amazingly a few Americans including faculty can talk about Europe needless to say other parts of the world. The lack of interest in Asia even it has been known that Asia (East Asia) has been doing so well in the last 30+ years.) <
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6. Decline of STEM knowledge (The US rankings in PISA and TIMSS have been lower than the 10th in the world for a long time and as bad as the 40th in the world.) <
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7. Opium & Opioid <
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How can we save the United States from the demise like the Qing Dynasty had to go through? This is not just the dynasty. After the Opium War, Chinese peole call the period "100 years of humiliation" until Japan was defeated in 1945.

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