In February 960, Zhao Kuangyin, the next-generation general in the yellow robe, ascended to the throne of the emperor. The new dynasty was established through a bloodless mutiny. This is a very rare form of regime replacement in Chinese history. The Song Dynasty also opened a Meteorological times different from Qin, Han, Sui and Tang Dynasties.
After Zhao Kuangyin ascended the throne, he advocated loyalty and light punishment. The immediate emperor's idea of governing the country created a gentle face for the entire Song Dynasty. However, his attitude towards corrupt officials was extremely severe.
During the reign of Zhao Kuangyin, all officials who had reached the standard of death penalty for embezzlement and punishment were executed without penalty or leniency. For this reason, Song Taizu was called the founder of Song Dynasty's ruling.
Song Taizu Zhao Kuangyin
After Emperor Song Taizong succeeded, the administration of corruption was also merciless. Eight years after the reign of the Taiping Emperor Taizong of the Song Dynasty, Song Guangzong Zhao Guangyi received a memorial, which was a death penalty proposal made to a corrupt official by the court after a hundred officials. According to the system at that time, the death penalty would be determined by the emperor. As usual, Zhao Guangyi only had to take advantage of the situation to take his case into account, but at the moment he hesitated, because the name of the person who committed the crime was Cao Han, who was the ambassador of the Wessack Army, and was an extraordinary character.
Song Taizong Zhao Guangyi
Cao Han had outstanding performance in Zhao Kuangyin's pacification of Xishu. After Zhao Guangyi became emperor, he also led Cao Han to participate in several wars in which he led the army to destroy the Southern Tang Dynasty, attacked the Northern Han Dynasty, and pro-Liao Dynasty. Trust and value. After Cao Hangong became famous, he wrote a poem "Retired Poems": "He once wore gold armor because of national difficulties, and sold his sword for the poor." Lamenting his past years, he also took the opportunity of guarding the guards to read this verse to Song Taizong, so that Song Taizong was quite compassionate, because of the shame of selling the sword to the poor, Cao Han During the conviction of Luzhou with restraint, he was arbitrarily corrupt and intemperate.He not only sold weapons and private salt for personal gain, but also embezzled taxes paid by the state. After the crime was revealed, his death sentence was submitted to In the hands of Zhao Guangyi, while the dynasty's famous soldiers repeatedly fought for the country, on the one hand, the corrupt officials corrupted the people in the locality. For Cao Han, how can he deal with the two sides? After repeated struggles, Zhao Guangyi finally made a choice, thinking that he was a founding father, and was exiled to Dengzhou.