lorindir wrote:Thank you guys for your reply
Sorry for bothering you, but I have one more question (I promisse it will be the last for a while).
I have looked for something about Sun Hao (the infamous wu's last emperor), and he died in 283 (only 3 years after the fall of his kingdom). As we knew, the campaingn against Wu had some opposition at the Jin court at the time it happened so if they decided to not carry on at 280, they could have found a different emperor (since Sun Hao wasn't killed, we could assume that he would have died at 283 in his own throne).
1) Do you have some info about who would have become emperor? (or possible heirs)
2) Could he have done something to avoid the fate of his state due to Sun Hao's misrule?
There are never too many questions for this forum (31 in one post and I might change my mind ) so do keep asking
It is hard to say what could have been done, bearing in mind Sun Xiu's death Wu was already in a bad state, replacing the crown prince Sun Wan with Sun Hao to be Emperor was a gamble by the Wu court to stop the downturn. Jin had taken out Shu which meant it could (till a massive barbarian revolt) concentrate on Wu, negated somewhat the river defence. Our understanding of quite how bad Sun Hao's rule is limited partly thanks to Wu's history department ending up in stasis at the end. We know he had crippling (and understandable) paranoia from Yang Hu's arguments to invade but how much of the stories about Sun Hao's corruption and tyranny seem to be borrowed from other last rulers.
However Hao's rule, it is hard to know how Wu can turn around that it is facing 11 army invasion with a declining army and state. Best it can do is hang on till Jin fell apart but having Wu around may have changed some key decisions Jin made.
greencactaur wrote:Besides Liu Bei, during that time were there any other generals, lords, or even people from the actual court who also had a similar reputation of loving the people?
Liu Yu comes to mind. I believe there were quite a few really