False Signals

False Signals

Abuse of the smoke signal is known to have contributed to the fall of the Western Zhou Dynasty at around 8th century BCE. King You of Zhou had a habit of fooling his warlords with false warning beacons in order to amuse his queen. When an actual rebellion occurred, no one came to the aid of the king.

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