The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat - Part 2: It's Coming, It's Coming, Pages 75 - 88 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: It's Coming, It's Coming, Pages 75 - 88 Summary and Analysis

Part 2: It's Coming, It's Coming: Pages 75 - 88

There was a noticeable change both in the Emperor and in the way the Palace was run after the failed coup. First of all, any talk of the coup—along with many other dark pages in the country's history—was strictly forbidden. The Emperor had also silently and gradually begun a purge. He never liked to make any dramatic change, because it could cause excessive fear or excitement. Nonetheless, palace denizens could not help but become anxious as they noticed their peers losing their jobs and new, fresh faces being brought in to replace them.

Despite these efforts, unrest began to gradually brew in the country. A vaguely rebellious mood began to engulf the towns and usually the sources of...

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