Monday, October 13, 2008

Battle of Yique

Battle of Yique 293 BC, levied by King Zhaoxiang of Qin against the alliance of and at Yique , commanded by general Bai Qi. With half of the alliance force, Bai Qi's army took the alliance's strongholds one by one. The battle ended with the capture of the alliance general Gongsun Xi ,240,000 casualties on the alliance side and the capture of 5 Han and Wei cities including Yique. After the battle, Han and Wei were forced to trade their land to ensure further peace.

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