Later Zhouball was a Chinese dynasty during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. Later Zhouball is notable for its victory against Southern Tangball, paving the way for the reunification of China by Northern Songball. Later Zhouball was usurped by Northern Songball in 960.
In 951, a general of the Later Hanball successfully couped Later Hanball's dynasty, proclaiming Later Zhouball (although the Later Han dynasty remained active elsewhere). During Later Zhouball's brief existence, it successfully campaigned against its chief rival, Southern Tangball, gained territory, and stabilised the country.
In 960, Zhao Kuangyin, an eminent general of Later Zhouball, forced the Emperor of Later Zhouball to abdicate in a coup d'etat. Zhao established Songball, which eventually united the mainland and established another golden era in Chinese history.
|Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms|
|Five Dynasties||Later Liangball • ( Former Jinball) Later Tangball • Later Jinball • Later Hanball • Later Zhouball|
|Ten Kingdoms||Yang Wuball • Former Shuball • Ma Chuball • Wuyueball • Minball ( Yinball) • Southern Hanball • Jingnanball • Later Shuball • Southern Tangball • Northern Hanball|
|States||Qiball • Zhaoball • Jie Yanball|