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Early Qing Dynasty Decline

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Which of these BEST describes why the Qing Dynasty was in decline by the early years of the 19th century?

A

Losses in wars with foreign powers.

B

Mass peasant revolts.

C

Rise of Western-style liberal politics.

D

Attacks on foreigners on Chinese soil.

E

Food shortages, government corruption, and banditry.