Liu Bang The Douche? Gettin’ Rid Of His Homies
When Liu Bang was fightin’ against Xiang Yu, he did all he could to get peeps to support him. One of the ways was giving 7 princes territories to get support. Han Xin was the Prince of Qi, Ying Bu was the Prince Of Huainan, and Peng Yue was the Prince of Liang.
Anyway, now that he got his empire, he wasn’t that nice anymore—this was how he took out his homie, Han Xin.
In 201 BC, Zhongli Mo, a follower of Xiang Yu, went to Han Xin for protection. Since Han Xin and Zhongli Mo were friends, Han Xin did what he could to protect the dude. Word got round to Liu Bang so he knew what Han Xin was doin’, and he sent peeps to investigate. The spies saw that Han Xin had a real grand procession and concluded that he was a spy.
Liu Bang wanted to fight Han Xin, but Chen Ping, his aide, was all,”No way, dude, you know how good Han Xin is wit’ troops. Why not you ask all the generals to meet at Yunmeng Marshes. Han Xin will be late, and you can kill him!”
When Han Xin was summoned, he knew that somethin’ was up, but his aides were like, “Well, you didn’t do anything wrong, except for the fact that you were helping Zhongli Mo. So you know, you can kill Zhongli Mo and give his head to Liu Bang, and he will totes let you off.”
Han Xin was totes caught in this jam, and talked to Zhongli Mo about it. Zhongli Mo was obviously pissed, and was all, “Dude, the Emperor ain’t gonna come here ‘cause he knows we can beat him. But if you do that, then he’s gonna destroy you as well.”
Han Xin still insisted on givin’ up Zhongli Mo, who was all, “You betrayed me, coward!” He killed himself, so Han Xin could present his head to Liu Bang at the Yunmeng Marshes. Once he did so, Liu Bang ordered his arrest.
"You asshole! You have the empire so you think you can get rid of those who helped you acquired it!" He said. Later, Liu Bang recognized that Han Xin had helped Liu Bang a lot, and only demoted him to be the Marquis of Huaiyin instead.
Next: Liu Bang’s wife, Empress Lü Zhi, has some fun wit’ her husband’s homies
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