Overall, what weaknesses led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty?

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 The Qing Dynasty of China had a long run, but that run was destined to come to an end during a period of increasing revolutionary fervor across Europe and Asia. A monarchy, the Qing Dynasty, which ran from 1644 to 1912, was ultimately undone by the internal rot that infested many such governing regimes, particularly the Romanov Dynasty in neighboring Russia. Corruption and incompetence had facilitated the development of conditions highly conducive to revolution. The Chinese economy was poorly managed, and the enormous peasantry that characterized China found its already meager existence badly exacerbated by the out-of-control inflation that was rendering what earnings could be had increasingly worthless.

One of the factors that contributed to the Qing Dynasty's downfall was the fact that it was ruled by the Manchu, and China, like many large countries, had its share of ethnic diversity. Manchuria is a part of the nation of China, but its native people are, or were, ethnically distinct...

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