This Emperor Thought He’d Live In Luxury Forever, But He Ended Up Dirt Poor Holed Up In A Shack

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When Emperor Puyi ascended to the Chinese throne in 1908, a life of luxury seemed assured from then on. But history has a way of changing even the best-laid plans, it seems. And so it was with Puyi: less than four years after the emperor began his reign, the country became a republic, and he ultimately found himself out of a job.

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