i'm always wondering was manchukuo a revival of the qing dynasty or viewed as a separate totally different entity? How was the state like ? And was it just a dervied of chinese traditional customs with the japanese behind them as the main rulers?
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Hmm, I really cannot see how Manchukuo was considered as an extension of Qing Dynasty since Puyi obviously was just a puppet Emperor installed by the Japanese without having any power! There are also numerous other reasons why Qing Dynasty ended in 1912 that had been mentioned by other members, so it is not necessary for me to repeat anything.
I am a little confused about the Chinese language. Prior to Grand Khan Nuharchi, there was no written language for the Manchurians as they were all from barbaric tribes. I believe the current Chinese written language is uniformed with only vastly different dialects from various regions. Most of the time, people will just refer to the Chinese spoken language to be either Cantonese or Mandarin. The word “Mandarin” sort of looks like “Manchurian.” So, is Mandarin a spoken dialect used by the Manchurian Chinese, while Cantonese being the dominant vernacular for the Han Chinese? Or am I completely off based and both these spoken languages belonged to the Han Chinese?