Weegy: The Mandate of Heaven is based on four leading ideas:
1.The right to rule China is granted by Heaven.
2.There can be only one legitimate ruler of China.
3.The right to rule is based on the virtue of the ruler and his good performance as a steward [ for Heaven.
4.The right to rule may be passed down from father to son, but only on the conditions established above. Once the Mandate is lost, the will of Heaven towards a successor will ... (More)