He is the emperor who fights against corruption the most. From whipping his own nephew to killing his own son-in-law, Zhu Yuanzhang feels his determination to fight corruption. For this reason, Zhu Yuanzhang also issued the most severe anti-corruption decree in history Corruption stipulates that officials should be killed on the spot if they receive a bribe of more than 60 or two, without leaving any room. As soon as the second decree came out, Zhu Yuanzhang began a crazy slaughter mode. As long as there is a suspect of corrupt officials, they will be skinned and displayed. If there is a large number of corruptions, they will be executed, peeled, castrated, Ling Chi, picking tendons and other severe torture. To end the lives of corrupt people. According to historical records and statistics, Zhu Yuanzhang has killed as many as 150,000 corrupt officials in the six cleanups after the Promulgation of the Cleanup Decree.
Why are there so many corrupt officials, killing them in the morning, and killing them again in the evening, it can be said that killing corrupt officials has never stopped. Is it really difficult for corrupt officials to be afraid of death? Or is there another reason?
In fact, in which era of Zhu Yuanzhang, although it is said that the management of corruption is very strict, there are still many corrupt officials who take risks and engage in corruption and bribery to gain some benefits. However, they are not afraid of death and have their own lasting distress. In the era of Zhu Yuanzhang, officials officials can It is said that it is not enough for some ministers. Some ministers officials have less than a businessman s monthly income! The official rice of the county magistrate ranges from more than eighty stones (read dàn) to seven products. Seven stones and five buckets, Qipin is an ancient county-level figure. However, only a few pounds of grain were given out when the rice was distributed like this. Do any of the housekeepers eat it? It is estimated that there will not be much left in a few days.
Moreover, Zhu Yuanzhang distributed food in insufficient amounts, half of the food and half of the treasure, which was a currency issued during the Hongwu years. But because the currency depreciated so much at that time, the treasure was worthless in the hands of officials , a stone meter, a fifty-percent treasure, how much money can the officials afford? The officials even celebrate the New Year, money Only enough to buy a pound or two of pork. How many officials can survive this kind of life? How many officials can withstand the temptation? In the end, they are on the path of corruption and bribery!
Xuan said here, corruption is not what corrupt officials want, but it was forced to live in that era, and it was a last resort. In the final analysis, it is the inexhaustible cause of corruption and bribery officials caused by Zhu Yuanzhang s low level of officials.