China VS Imperialism

The story of imperialism in china is majorly involved around Britain. When Britain game them Opium, the Chinese went crazy. They tried to outlaw the drug when the people began to be addicted. That lead to the Opium war.

The war that lost china their trading freedom.

When the war was over China was forced, in 1842, to sign a unequal treaty. The treaty was called The Treaty of Nanjing. This not only took away a lot of freedom in trade that China had but they lost some land, and had to give Britain the most trading rights. The land that Britain revived was Hong Kong.

What Resources did they want?

Britain wanted the resources that they could not get or was a little harder to get to. Those resources were, silk, porcelain, and tea. China got the worst part of the deal, they did not get as many resources but they had to give a lot but was not make a lot of profit off of it.

How did this effect them?

This brought a lot of struggle to the peasants which caused a lot more than just people complaining, it was so much more.  *cough cough* cliff hanger

Taiping Rebellion, (1850–64), radical political and religious upheaval that was probably the most important event in China in the 19th century. It ravaged 17 provinces, took an estimated 20,000,000 lives, and irrevocably altered the Qing dynasty (1644–1911/12).

Learn all about the Taiping Rebellion

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