Why were eunuchs influential?

pixi666

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Nov 2010
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The Great Indoors
Across many civilizations, castrated men have found themselves positioned high up in courts, palaces, and bureaucracies. What made people in power chose eunuchs to run the government?
 

plutoboyz

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Sep 2009
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Hinterland
generally, eunuch didn't marry. thus they don't have to think about their family and can focus more to their job.
 

A7X

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May 2010
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Orion arm of the milky way
They were considered to be neutral, clear thinking, and not have sexual/romantic feelings conflict with their duty.
 
Mar 2010
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OZ
when were the eunuchs influential? :eek: nevah!


only to take care of the harem.... is that being influential???? hardly really... omg
 

mingming

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Feb 2011
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Los Santos, San Andreas
when were the eunuchs influential? :eek: nevah!


only to take care of the harem.... is that being influential???? hardly really... omg
You should check out such folks as Wei Zhongxian and Li Lianying. Those individuals held broad powers and came to influence the court. I also recall a group of eunuchs taking the emperor hostage during the late Tang dynasty and forced some loyal generals to commit suicide.
 

pixi666

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Nov 2010
2,534
The Great Indoors
when were the eunuchs influential? :eek: nevah!


only to take care of the harem.... is that being influential???? hardly really... omg
Eunuchs practically ran the Roman Empire for 500 years...