I - Chapter 1083
Chapter 1075 – [Extra 5]
Chapter 1075 [Extra Five]
In the Mughal Empire, uprisings and rebellions took place in turn, and Emperor Aurangzeb was powerless to suppress them.
More than 200,000 troops went to Bangladesh, consuming all the money and food of the empire.
Historically, in order to raise military expenses, Aurangzeb had to hand over the coastal ports to the British. Now that China is colonizing the lower reaches of the Ganges, how can it be possible for Aurangzeb to get a piece of the pie? The finances of the Mughal Empire would only get worse.
As a last resort, Aurangzeb implemented the policy that caused the empire to fall apart twenty years earlier than in history—decentralization of power to the governor!
To put it bluntly, it is a script at the end of the Han Dynasty, asking Zhou Mu and Hao Qiang to destroy the Yellow Turban Army.
The governor is the shepherd of the state, and the prince of the country is the tyrant. They gain more power instantly. Of course, the effect was immediate, and the small-scale uprisings in various places were quickly extinguished. The large-scale uprising is also gradually declining, and it is only a matter of time before it is completely suppressed.
So, Aurangzeb began to take power again.
How can I get it back?
It directly led to two evil consequences: first, the governor and the princes of the Tubang became more dissatisfied with the emperor;
It was in this situation that the rebel Sivaji declared statehood.
He set his capital in Rajgarh and called himself “Chatrapati” (independent king). 96 Maratha tribes (Hinduism), all declared allegiance, and all pagan lords were expelled.
At the same time, the taxes of landlords and farmers were directly reduced by two-thirds by Sivaji.
This can no longer be described as light and thin, and the finances must not be able to handle it. The emerging Maratha Kingdom’s main source of income was protection fees collected from the Mughals. The surrounding Mughal governors and princes had to give money and food every year, so Sivaji would not send troops to attack.
Those governors and princes would rather pay protection fees to neighboring countries than emperor Aurangzeb to intervene.
Even, the two parties cooperated in acting.
Once the emperor intervened in local affairs, the governor said that Sivaji was coming, and then started to fight in a similar manner, and asked the central government for more power by the way.
Of course Aurangzeb understood what was going on, he had to improve his prestige. Therefore, the national army was conscripted again to wipe out the Golkonda country in the south, and the reason for declaring war was still the undeniable “sectarian war”.
The country of Golkonda, which had been strong for two hundred years, was destroyed by Aurangzeb in one battle!
Aurangzeb’s emperor’s prestige reached its peak. Immediately, the country ushered in a larger wave of uprisings, because the landlord class was really unable to hold on, and the war funds were all on them.
The maharajas of the neighboring states of Bangladesh even flirted with Zheng Sen, hoping to take refuge in China collectively and break away from the rule of the Mughal Empire.
The merchants of the Mughal Empire were even worse. Under the emperor’s heavy taxation and the dumping of Chinese goods, the industry and commerce in the Ganges River Basin have been destroyed. In particular, the Indian cotton textile industry has been completely ruined and has become China’s raw material market and commodity dumping place.
The new Bangladesh Governor Xia Wanchun is handing over work to Zheng Sen.
In history, Xia Wanchun fought against the Qing Dynasty at the age of fourteen and died at the age of sixteen. Facing Hong Chengchou’s personal persuasion to surrender, Hong Chengchou was rendered speechless with irony, and finally died under the butcher’s knife of the Qing army.
“The Mughals today are like the situation at the end of the Han Dynasty,” Zheng Sen said. “The emperor is still very authoritative, and the state shepherds of all parties are also loyal to the court, but they have long ignored the emperor in private. Don’t directly talk to the emperor. The Mughal emperor is in conflict, your Excellency’s top priority is to do three things.”
Xia Wanchun cupped his hands and said, “Please enlighten me, sir.”
Zheng Sen said: “First, encourage Han Chinese to immigrate; second, win over and control the princes of the Tubang; third, infiltrate the Mughals through merchants.”
Xia Wanchun continued to ask for details, and Zheng Sen said everything he could.
After the work handover was completed, Zheng Sen left with Zhao Zhenfang. When he was governor, he didn’t search deliberately, but the silver filial piety of the Bengalis still amounted to tens of thousands of taels. As long as this kind of gray income is not excessive, the Nanjing court will not investigate and question the crime.
Xia Wanchun led his bodyguards to inspect the whole city. Wherever the governor’s carriage passed, the Bengali people prostrated and knelt down.
A few days later, some nobles sent servants, and some even wanted to marry Xia Wanchun.
Xia Wanchun accepted some servants and declined the marriage. There was another Tubang prince who sent his own daughter to be Xia Wanchun’s concubine with a dowry worth thousands of taels of silver.
Because he didn’t understand the situation, Xia Wanchun didn’t dare to accept it for the time being, and had to straighten out various local relationships.
Just then, a cheater came from Bangladesh.
The Fei family slaves who used to have a good relationship with Zhao Han have developed well in the new dynasty.
For example, “Jiu Po” doesn’t have much skill, but because he can write and count, he began to work as an official when the Datong Army recovered Qianshan. When he retired due to illness, “Jiu Po” had already reached the magistrate, and had more than ten children and grandchildren under his knees.
It’s a pity that the family management is not good, the “wine soul” died of illness on the front foot, and the children and grandchildren competed for the family property on the back foot.
Fei Wenwei is one of the grandsons of “Jiu Po”, his grades were too poor and he did not get a high school diploma. He was sent to the Naval Academy due to the relationship between layers of trust, and was expelled for repeated violations of discipline.
After that, he completely let go of himself and hang out with a bunch of powerful people.
A few years ago, his father also died of illness, and Fei Wenwei successfully inherited the family property. He was proficient in eating, drinking, whoring and gambling, and within a few years he lost all his floating wealth, leaving only fixed assets such as shops and mines. He was eager to turn over, so he was fooled into speculating in stocks, and even mortgaged his shop to the bank.
In the end, the old mother was so angry that he was half dead, and the two brothers took him to court.
Fei Wenwei had no choice but to leave his hometown, and the remaining poor family property was divided by his two brothers, and the old mother was also handed over to the brothers to take care of.
After spending a year in Coconut City, relying on cheating food and drink, Fei Wenwei did not starve to death. I heard that Bangladesh is easier to mess with, so I came here by boat again, and everyone said that my grandfather was the emperor’s child.
Even when Zheng Sen and his wife left Dhaka, Fei Wenwei met with their tails.
“Ma’am, there is a son of the Han family who wants to see him desperately, claiming to be the queen of an old friend.”
“Bring him here.”
Zhao Zhenfang saw Fei Wenwei, and asked with some doubts: “Which old person are you after?”
Fei Wenwei knelt down when they met, and asked, “Auntie, do you still remember Jiu Po?”
Zhao Zhenfang was pleasantly surprised: “But brother Jiu Po of the Fei family? I haven’t seen him for thirty years.”
Fei Wenwei said: “That is my grandfather. My grandfather often mentioned my aunt when he was alive, saying that my aunt had a very good relationship with my grandfather when he was in E Lake. Even when my grandfather was dying, he still remembered the benefits of my aunt…”
As he spoke, Fei Wenwei showed a sad expression.
Zhao Zhenfang sighed and said, “It’s really sad that the old man is gone. Come here and let me take a closer look.”
Fei Wenwei hurried over.
Zhao Zhenfang looked carefully, and found that the young man in front of him did have the appearance of a “soul of alcohol”, so she asked, “Why did you come to Bangladesh?”
Fei Wenwei half-truth said: “My grandfather died of illness, and several uncles fought over the family property. My father didn’t like to fight with others, and got a little property. Later, he lost money in business. He was so angry that he couldn’t afford it. I just wanted to In a fight, I didn’t continue to study in middle school, and used the rest of my family’s money to start a business. But…but I was young and ignorant, and I was deceived by people in business, so I had to entrust my mother to my younger brother to take care of me, and went to sea to earn some wages.”
This fellow cheats for a living all the year round, and even deceived Zhao Zhenfang.
Zhao Zhenfang felt pity, and thought of the love of her old friend, so she said: “You can follow me back to China, and I will find you a decent businessman.”
Fei Wenwei straightened his back: “A man should be self-reliant. I really appreciate my aunt’s kindness, but don’t pity me. I am here in Bangladesh, and I will definitely be able to make a career!”
Zhao Zhenfang nodded approvingly: “But he is ambitious. If you want to start a business, then I will offer you 500 taels of silver, which is regarded as a share in your business company.”
“Thank you, aunt, for your trust!” Fei Wenwei was overjoyed.
At that moment, Zhao Zhenfang took 500 taels of silver and wrote a handwritten letter, recommending him to the new governor Xia Wanchun. He even assigned some of the confidant servants who were going to take back to the country to be Fei Wenwei’s followers.
Fei Wenwei behaved extremely filial, always following Zheng Sen and Zhao Zhenfang, serving them wholeheartedly until boarding the ship.
Next, Fei Wenwei took a few Bengali servants to see Governor Xia Wanchun with the letter from the eldest princess.
Xia Wanchun had no doubts about him, and immediately wanted Fei Wenwei to be a minor colonial official—the governor had the right to promote native officials and a few Han officials.
Fei Wenwei didn’t agree or refuse, but said that he didn’t want to stay in Dhaka to enjoy it, and went to a further colony to educate and manage the aborigines for the imperial court.
Xia Wanchun admired this a lot, and praised Fei Wenwei for his ambition, so he asked him to be Rajshahi’s liaison adjutant.
Rajshahi is a large city on the lower reaches of the Ganges, on the western border of Bangladesh.
The so-called liaison officer is to convey the governor’s decree and at the same time be responsible for monitoring the local princes.
Fei Wenwei arrived in Rajshahi in a hurry, and ran to report to the driver’s boss. While drinking, he revealed that his grandfather was a child of the emperor. The boss was dealt with, and he was very respectful, and then the guy went to the Tubang prince to play the autumn wind.
In just half a year, all the Bengali nobles in Rajshahi knew that Fei Wenwei and the Chinese royal family were family friends.
This guy is not corrupt, and can even be called clean.
However, he took advantage of the local nobles for nothing, and even married four wives in one go, all of whom were beautiful daughters of Tubang princes, and each wife brought a large amount of dowry.
Those princes who sent their daughters also felt that they had taken advantage of it, and they boasted that they were relatives to the Chinese nobles whenever they met.
Immediately, Fei Wenwei became a big landlord again.
Some lands belonged to the dowry, and some lands were taken by force. Those Tubang princes took the initiative to help him occupy the land, and by the way, they also got a share of the pie.
In just three years, Fei Wenwei had wives and concubines, slaves everywhere, and more than 2,000 acres of fertile land.
Wealth and nobility do not return home, just like brocade clothes walking at night.
He first resigned from his position as a liaison adjutant, handed over the management of the property to his confidant servants, and then returned to China by boat with his wives and concubines, where he wore silk and satin to show off at his hometown in Qianshan.
Coincidentally, I met Fei Yinghuan and his wife who had returned to their hometown for retirement.
(Dad, mom, wife, the three big bosses in the family are all positive, and it is estimated that Lao Wang will only be in these two days. Take care of your health.)
(Recommend a book “I Invented at Hogwarts”, if you like this kind of novel, you can read it.)
(end of this chapter)