>turned russia from a war-torn shithole to a superpower that went to space and conquered half of europe
>be minor warlord from north China
>prove yourself against stinky Yellow Turban rebels, get a comfy position within the Imperial army
>some fat fuck Dong Zhuo usurps the Emperor
>join a coalition with some other niggers to take him down
>fail, but it was a good networking opportunity, meet a bunch of like minded niggers and start building up a power base in northern China
>crazy motherfucker named Lu Bu betrays Dong Zhuo and kills him
>whole country is in chaos at this point with regional warlords popping up
>Cao Cao manages to secure the emperor, takes him to his home base of Xuchang, makes it the new capitol
>Lu Bu starts shit with Cao Cao, winds up being executed for his troubles
>Cao Cao goes to war with his old nigga Yuan Shao, wins despite being vastly outnumbered
>has control over all north-east China now
>little faggot named Liu Bei starts shit with him
>sends a massive naval fleet after his faggot ass
>Liu Bei allies himself with Eastern Wu, they set up a trap for the fleet
>fleet gets rekt, Cao Cao has to retreat, but is able to escape
>goes to conquer some niggers in the mountains, entirety of norther China is under his control now
>Liu Bei founds Shu Han, starts shit with his allies Eastern Wu because he's a little nigger
>three states of Cao Wei, Shu Han and Eastern Wu control all of China and are in a stalemate with each other
>Cao Cao dies and is succeeded by his son
>state he founded eventually conquers all of China and founds the Jin Dynasty
so that's why it's called the period of 3 kingdoms. i thought it was just some glorification of their old kingdoms but it is literally just 3 kingdoms fighting for control in china.
this cao cao guy seems like a pretty cool guy.
>Chinese people think he's literally the devil.
seriously? that's odd. I'd think that a person who made such reforms and won so many battles would be almost worshipped.
but you're probably right. not many french people like napoleon either.
It's mostly to do with the fact that the vast majority of common knowledge about the Three Kingdoms period comes from a historical fiction called The Romance of the Three Kingdoms written during the Ming Dynasty. Due to contemporary Chinese politics, it's quite clearly biased towards painting a positive view of Liu Bei and his kingdom, and portrays Cao Cao as ultimately adverse to Confucian values.
Yes. Liu Bei and his butt buddies are regarded, literally, as minor deities in China. Since Cao Cao was Liu Bei's greatest foe, and he was responsible for Guan Yu's death, he's been vilified over the course of history.
Zhuge Liang didn't have much to do with Chibi historically. He was only really responsible for forging the alliance between Liu Bei and Sun Quan, the actual battle was all Zhou Yu, Lu Su and Huang Gai.
You can basically watch the entire story in a (very long) TV series here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33A390995E9A7F00
There are some historicity issues, as to be expected, but it's very solid for an introduction to the Three Kingdoms and Chinese history in general.
The story of the Three Kingdoms is a really big deal in Asia, even outside of China. There's all sorts of television series, books, manga, games and anime on the subject, so whatever kind of media you like there's probably a Three Kingdoms story done in it.
thanks. i saw some gifs from it. finally a time to watch it.
yeah i imagine the story is super influential, considering the japs keep making games about the period, even though, you know, they are japanese and aren't chinese. but they still find it important.
thanks again anon. this board is fucking amazing
The Three Kingdoms period is probably one of the better know periods of Chinese history outside of recent history and the Ming Dynasty (Ming vases, etc.)
Probably helps there's a fair bit of media about it available in English: the ROTK novel has had a few translations, there's Koei's various games like ROTK and Dynasty Warriors.
/a/ has had Three Kingdoms threads for a very long time. /vg/ has an eternal thread called /eogg/ which is about half discussion of RotK and related media.
Now that there's actually a place to discuss the Three Kingdoms without having to pretend you're discussing anime or video games based on it, it's not so strange to see it here. Not to mention, shocking as it may be, Asians probably do browse 4chan.
he was trying to save his kingdom from another anarchy
>Did nothing wrong
They were as brutal against dissidents as the Soviets if not even more, and they failed completely at industrializing, modernizing or even alphabetizing Russia.
The Romanovs were ridiculously incompetent and both revolutions(February and October) were honestly the best thing that could have happened to Russia at that point.
I'm not quite sure if this is the one you're looking for (haven't watched the show yet), but have some laughing Cao Cao.
My potatoes bring all the micks to the yard, and they're like that famine was hard. Damn right that famine was hard. I could feed you, but you'll have to starve.
Getting real tired of all this Cao Cao dick sucking. Bet you if Cao Cao was as popular as Liu Bei then you'd all be crowded around how much you love Sun Quan. Oh who am I kidding, people who favour Wu are the biggest hipsters on this website.