The Qing weren't ethnically Chinese and wanted to stay ethnically surperior. Since only 3% of the state was Manchurian they had to use ethnically Chinese people to run the government. They expanded the civil service exams and the new systems made it more equal between poor and noble to get jobs. They had many Confucian scholar emperors. China expanded into Mongol, Tibet, and central asia. Vietnam, Berma, and Nepal became vassal states of China. The government tried to control trade with European merchants and were not very successful. They tried to keep trade to just Canton but after the Opium Wars a wealthily merchant class developed on China's coast. the Qing eventually fell after a revolution much like France, United States, and Mexico. With the fail of the Qing Imperial China also fell.