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An Epic Chinese Novel

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is acclaimed as one of the four most famous classic novels of Chinese literature. The novel centers around actual historical events that occurred at the end of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220)..During this time China split into warring factions each trying to gain control of the country.

The novel describes the many battles that took place between the various factions but does not focus on the battles. Instead the focus is on strategies employed during battles and also on the strategic alliances formed between the different groups and with individuals in those groups. These alliances were generally broken at the right strategical moment and many cases one group double crossed another group by forming secrete alliance with a third group. Frequently members of one group were persuaded by another group to betray their own group.   

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