Did the manchus put an end to the ming dynasty?
From the middle of the 15th century, the Ming's power started to decline. The quality of the imperial leadership deteriorated and eunuchs started to exercise control over the emperors, causing great discontent among the bureaucrats and factionalism in the government. Meanwhile, long wars with the Mongols and encroachment of Japanese into east coast weakened Ming rule. In the late 17th century, the rebellion due to the inability of the government to provide food in a time of famine gave a fatal strike to the collapse Ming dynasty. Finally the capture of Beijing by Li Zicheng who called himself 'chuang wang' ended the Ming dynasty. But Li Zicheng was only the emperor for a few moths before the Manchus went into Beijing.