Looking at the old version of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms today, I turned it over and saw that Brother Pig was dead. I was so sad, so I asked such a question with a big stroke. It didn’t feel very appropriate to write down such a topic with a stroke of a pen.
So the title is changed to Can it annex Wei? Or at least the great chaos of the Cao Wei Dynasty made Shu become the most powerful party to prepare for future generations?
Someone’s first reaction must be that I read the Romance of the Three Kingdoms too much. However, I think Zhuge has lived for 30 years. There is hope of a comeback. Because Sima Yi died in 251 AD, Sima Zhao replaced Wei in 266, and Zhuge launched his army in 257. The largest rebellion in the late Three Kingdoms period. During this period, the political situation of Cao Wei was turbulent and the Sima family was ready to move. There were many opportunities to take advantage of it. I hope you will discuss it carefully.
PS: I am not a junior in the Three Kingdoms, but there are many great historical talents, and my personal positioning is semi-historical blind, slightly lower than the semi-historical blind Jin Yong’s level, so I don’t need to tell me too much about the basic knowledge of the Three Kingdoms, please analyze from the overall situation.
During the Zhuge Liang period, he fought Cao Wei five times. The first time was the Northern Expedition of Jieting, the second time was a diplomatic response and perfunctory Dongwu. It was not a serious fight. The third time was a failed invasion by Cao Wei, and the fourth time was a great northern expedition The military rations did not continue, and for the fifth time, Wuzhangyuan was stationed in Tiantian. The true attempt by Zhuge Liang to take the initiative in the Northern Expedition and failed was only the fourth and first time. In these two active attacks, he was actually not difficult to win the cities of Longxi, because the water of the Western Han Dynasty flowing directly into Longxi could give him low-cost food. (The first time he did not defend the street pavilion is almost the only passage between Longxi and the Guanzhong Plain. The gate of Cao Wei’s reinforcement of Longxi was closed when he kept it. However, Prince Ma went to see and found that the place was five kilometers wide and there was no city pass, so it is estimated that Ma Di can’t block the Cao Wei cavalry if he can’t go up the mountain). For the fifth time, if he did not die, he would actually settle the rations problem on the spot in the occupied Longxi area. If the logistic solution is solved, Longxi biting and swallowing his belly should not be a big problem. The next step is the Guanzhong Plain. With the grain production capacity in Guanzhong and Jincheng’s defense facilities for thousands of miles, Zhuge Liang would not be able to defend Cao Wei’s assault if he had no cavalry. However, if he steadily used Longxi’s turrets to farm and feed the Shuhan cavalry, he might still have a chance (most of Cao Wei’s cavalry horses are produced in Longxi). At that time, the action that determined the strength and destiny of various regimes was to reinforce the land. Because of the loss of a large number of people throughout the war after the Eastern Han Dynasty, Deng Ai’s Tuntian did the best, so it was the Wei and Jin Dynasties that won in the end. If Zhuge Liang lives another 30 years, Longxi will have no problem. Whether Guanzhong can be won depends on whether he and Deng Ai later had a better effect on farming. In addition, it depends on whether Cao Wei can supplement enough troops from the surrounding nomads after the loss of Longxi. In addition, the politics of the clan and the manor economy at that time had a significant destructive effect on the organization of the government. This disease was the lightest in the Shu Han, the heaviest in the Eastern Wu, and the Wei and Jin developed from light to heavy (so later there will be Huainan three rebels plus eight King of Rebellion). The probability of winning a pass will gradually increase over time. However, the unification of all Han lands is not a problem that can be solved by a single generation for the three regimes. Deng Ai was more than sixty when he destroyed the Shu Han, and the era of Yanghu Du Yu was another generation later. Zhuge Liang continued to live in silence again, can he survive until his grandson’s generation retires…According to the trajectory of economic history, if Zhuge Liang really lived to the time when Shu Han lay down Guanzhong, Wei Jin’s population would still be nomadic according to the script Sooner or later, when the nation moved inward, the Five Husbands China would happen sooner or later, but because the Shu Han guarded and moved the capital to Chang’an, the destructive power of the Five Husbands China would be limited to Shanxi, Henan and Hebei. Then the one hundred years of chaos in the Three Kingdoms will continue directly to the later 300 years of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (it is estimated that the troubled times of the Southern and Northern Dynasties will not be as long as the five hundred years in the real script, but at least three hundred years will certainly be there). After Zhuge Liang’s death, the vacuum of power and responsibilities that he left behind in the Shu Han would cause Jiang Weifei, Feiyi, Wei Yan, Yang Yi, and Jiang Wan to fight internally among the next generation of successors. At the top of each mountain, each group will also support their own Fei Yis. The ending of the Shu Han is either to dismantle (the Northern Wei ending), or after the Fei Yis fight, the one who wins the power will become the Han (the Southern Song Qiliang ending) or change Putting the Emperor Liu aside like the Japanese shogunate (the normal state of the Eastern Jin Dynasty), survived these hundreds of years of troubled times.