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It is said that "when Jiaqing falls down, he is full". After his death, he can't help but copy his home. He's worth more than 1 billion Liang silver. At that time, he was the richest man in the world. He was really the richest country in the world. Because more than one billion liang of silver is equivalent to the financial revenue of the Qing Dynasty for more than ten years, Emperor Jiaqing really picked up a big pie. It can't help but make people wonder how long emperor Jiaqing will be free with so much silver, and whether it will even increase in profits like the current financial fund. It's a pity that the answer is not only no value-added, but also spent in a short time of a year or two.
First, it was not Jiaqing who was full at all. In fact, it was the officials under the hands of emperor Jiaqing who were full. In fact, as early as the Qianlong period, the Qing Dynasty's government became increasingly corrupt, officials were corrupt, and there was no clean link in the operation of the whole regime. Although the one billion Liang silver is one billion Liang in the Treasury, once it is allocated, it will be intercepted by officials at all levels. Even in the Treasury, it is not one billion Liang silver.
The level of corruption is terrible and creepy. Although emperor Jiaqing hated this, and the first thing he did after he took power was to eradicate harmony. But he didn't make up his mind, let alone cut his wrists, institutionalized anti-corruption, and then led to the serious and extensive corruption. In such a situation, the huge Jinshan mountain left by Hezhu is not to blame until it is emptied.
Secondly, Jiaqing needs to do too many things, so the cost is huge. First of all, it must be said that the Qing Dynasty was already a state of sharp social contradictions and frequent peasant uprisings. Among them, the most powerful was the uprising of the white lotus sect. Under the fierce attack of the white lotus sect, the Qing army was destroyed, and then there was no combat effectiveness.
The military expenditure is hundreds of millions of silver. It can be said that this uprising hollowed out the Qing Dynasty and greatly damaged its vitality. There is also the uprising with great influence. In addition, under the circumstances of internal and external cooperation, the insurgents broke into the Forbidden City and killed the heart of the Qing government. It can be seen that the Qing government was faced with such a powerful and painful domestic struggle at that time.
Finally, and most fundamentally, the tax sources of the Qing government were seriously insufficient. As the saying goes, if there is no input, even Jinshan will have time to sit back and eat the mountain. At that time, because of the corruption of officials, the serious annexation of land and the lack of livelihood of the people, the traditional agricultural tax was basically unreliable. At that time, the policy of actively closing the country to the outside world was carried out to restrict foreign trade, which had a significant impact on the tariff that occupied an important financial position at that time. It can be said that the tax sources in Jiaqing period were extremely exhausted, and there was no open source way at all.
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