It's a pity they were all pathetic after that...Cao Shang wrote: Cao Pi wasn't dumb, just not as great as his father. Cao Rui wasn't a fool either, so it could have worked if they had taken over a stabilized unified china.
Dong Zhuo would have been better for China had the other warlords not rose up to oppose him.
That doesn't mean that Dong Zhuo was good for China.
One point though, considering the massive number of people that Cao Cao massacred or were massacred by his subordinates number greater than anyone expect perhaps Dong Zhuo. I think there could be a similiar arguement made that Cao Cao was worse for China than if he had never existed.
the peasants would have been fine. As for killing civilians, he only did that in revenge, so that was a one-off incident. No more killings should have occured.
And how could have Sun Quan united China? He never had the chance to and later Wu broke down thanks to his heirs anyway.
There wouldn't have been any benefit.
he decided to plunder and take revenge on the people
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