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Running head: OPIUM WARS 1 Opium Wars Mike Gouchie SPE 103 Oral Communication Instructor Kevin Snyder Aug 24, 2015
OPIUM WARS 2 Opium Wars During the 19 th century there was a time of the Opium. This consisted of the British ideas of imperialism on China. There are many results to the start of the Wars and impacts of the Results. The British imposed Imperialism on China, which cause many conflicts between the Qing Dynasty and Britain; this ultimately led to the signing of The Treaty of Nanjing. The impacts of the British had lasting impacts on China and our still relevant today. During the nineteenth century the motive of the British imperialism was focused on economics. The demand for tea silk and porcelain was favorable for the British. However, the Qing Empire was in search of silver, in which the British Empire was lacking. In order to agree to payment, a system of Indian opium was born. The subsequent exponential increase of opium in China between 1790 and 1832 brought about a generation of addicts and social instability. The abundance of opium in China during this time brought social shakiness. This was the main result in the Opium Wars between the Qing government and the merchants. In result the British gained Hong Kong as well as the trading ports of Shanghai and Canton. Although imperialism

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