The Spread of Industrialization Lecture Outline

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October 7 Lecture Outline The Spread of Industrialization 1) The Opium War – A new imbalance of power (1839-1842) a. Why Opium? It is a chemical drug that comes from the young poppy flower It is highly addictive It is very easily accessible for the British i. Trade imbalances- o Opium is highly addicted o The British have access to Opium through there property in India o The Chinese wanted it, but the Chinese government does not want it being brought into or distribute off of their coast o This brought issues between the two countries’ and turns into a Naval War o The British have a ‘secret weapon’ which was their ship called the Nemesis, which was a steam powered ship covered in iron armor o The British are able to defeat the Chinese and they can come to some sort of agreement ii. The “country” trade b. The British advantage i. Steam power and weapons o British are able to create large and new weapons that give them a
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