In 1669, when Aobai entered Kangxi, he was arrested by Kangxi's young guards who played "Buku" in the palace.
The Kangxi Emperor imprisoned Aobai for his life, but killed Aobai's cronies, and soon died in prison. The Kangxi Emperor thus completely regained power from the imperial court and began his prosperous dynasty.
What I want to say today is that Ao Bai was originally a minister of the Three Dynasties who was "under one person, above ten thousand people", how could he end up like this?
When he was young, Aobai was a heroic and warlike general under Emperor Taiji, who was known as the first warrior of the Manchu Qing Dynasty, a great hero, and was deeply trusted by Emperor Taiji. After Emperor Taiji's death, Aobai was appointed as the Minister of Parliament to assist Shunzhi. However, compared with the Rui prince Dorgon, the Yu prince Duoduo and Shuo Bel Daishan, Aobai's status was still dwarfed. In order to defend the bloodline of Emperor Taiji and ascend to the throne, Aobai was repeatedly targeted and suppressed by Dolgun, so why did such a minister who was loyal to Emperor Taiji and Shunzhi treat Kangxi in a hurry?
In the early years, Ao Bai followed the Emperor Taiji, fought bravely and well, and achieved great battle achievements many times. He participated in the Battle of Phi Dao, the Battle of Songjin, the Battle of Xichong, etc., and it can be said that hundreds of battles large and small made great contributions to the safe entry of the Qing Dynasty into the Central Plains.
However, in the early years, the status of Aobai was not of the first rank. Compared with Emperor Taiji's younger brother Dolgun, he is still very far behind. At that time, after the death of Emperor Taiji, the struggle for the throne began between Emperor Taiji's son Hauge and his younger brother Dol Roll. Because of his loyalty to Emperor Taiji, Aobai stood firmly in the camp of supporting Hauge. In the end, when the sword was raised, Prince Zheng Zilharang proposed to make Fu Lin, the son of Emperor Taiji, emperor, and Dorgon agreed, but proposed that he and Prince Zheng Zilharang be regents, and Dor rolled back to the second place, and only six years old Flin, that is, Shunzhi, ascended the throne.
When Shunzhi was young, Dol rolled many times to harm Aobai. After Shunzhi became pro-government, he heard that Aobai was very grateful in the past, and from then on he regarded Aobai as a confidant. At that time, Aobai was the leader of the yellow flag and the yellow flag, responsible for the security of the capital. It can be said that he was the personal bodyguard of the Shunzhi Emperor.
At that time, Empress Xiaozhuang was seriously ill and bedridden, and the Shunzhi Emperor waited in front of the bed day and night, and Aobai guarded the emperor's safety day and night, and was loyal and responsible, so he was deeply appreciated by Shunzhi.
After Shunzhi became a monk, he left an edict to establish his third son, Xuan Ye, as the Kangxi Emperor, and arranged for Sony, Suksaha, Ebilon and Aobai to be auxiliary ministers to assist the young emperor.
At this time, Ao Bai slowly began to taste power, and his ambitions began to expand dramatically. It can be said that he formed a party internally for personal gain and acted as a bully externally. The courtiers dared to be angry and did not dare to speak. If they have the slightest resistance and disobedience, the result is demotion or death. Many ministers of the DPRK and China are slapping the ass of the horse. Even auxiliary ministers such as Sony, Ebilon and Suksaha, Ao Bai did not pay attention to it, and Ao Bai often carried his sword to the court rudely, and pointed fingers at the young Kangxi.
Aobai's arrogance caused Suksaha to be extremely dissatisfied, so he applied to Kangxi, withdrew from the auxiliary chancellor, and asked the Kangxi Emperor to personally govern. Of course, this behavior was praised by the Kangxi Emperor, but it touched Aobai's interests. Aobai immediately listed 28 major crimes against Suksah, including rebellion, and most court officials were afraid of Aobai and even echoed it. Kangxi was forced to kill Suksaha in desperation. At this point, Sony was dead, Suksaha was killed again, leaving only the insignificant Ebilon and the monopoly of power.
Then came the scene at the beginning of the article. The Kangxi Emperor pretended to have no intention of ruling the government and was a playful teenager. He plays "Buku" with ordinary teenagers every day. Later, he secretly arranged to transfer Aobai's henchmen to perform official duties outside Kyoto, and then summoned Aobai into the palace and took them in one fell swoop. From then on, the imperial court no longer had the exclusive power of ministers, and Kangxi began a brilliant life.
Why did Aobai, who was loyal to Emperor Taiji and Shunzhi, bully Kangxi? There are several main reasons.
First of all, when he followed Huang Taiji and Shunzhi, he had no power, and many people could restrict him, so he did not have crazy capital; Second, at that time, Kangxi was still young, and the other auxiliary ministers were not as powerful as Aobai, and gradually, his ambitions became more and more ambitious; In the end, Ao Bai grasped the military power, which is the last word, and no one in the DPRK and China is afraid of him.
Portrait of Aobai
History once again tells us that power breeds decay and corruption.
"Power leads to corruption and decay, and absolute power leads to absolute corruption and decay" – Freedom and Power
There is also an old saying in China that things must be reversed. After madness, there is destruction.