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Cause and Effect: China’s Century of CrisisBegin a cause and effect chart using examples from “A Map of Time” on page 835. As you readthis section, draw connections between these events and suggest the reason for thatconnection.EventLeads to...ReasonChina rejects Britishrequests for opentrade (1793)Angered and persistent Britain (followedby other western countries including theUS) introducing opium to Chinese societyand economy to cause dependence andaddiction. Led to widespread opiumaddiction and eventually the first opiumwar after a Chinese trader protested bydumping thousands of dollars of opiuminto the Ocean off of Canton.Brits were angered by China's rejectionto the Macartney Mission (petition tosell more british goods in China) . (Lolthey said that, “Your country hasnothing we need.” That's so cockyChina, I like it but you were prettywrong. The British were also alreadylike “oh heck no you aren’t throwing ourlucrative trading goods into the ocean,we already went through this with theBoston Tea Party!)The first Opium War(1838–1842)Unequal Treaties, readmittance ofProtestant and Catholic missionaries,foreign concessions, Taiping RebellionChina was easily overwhelmed by theBritish Naval forces and superiormilitary technology. The British made

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Term
Spring
Professor
Visner
Tags
World History, Opium Wars, World War II, Chinese History, Trade, japan, Samurai, Meiji Restoration, european imperialism, Cause And Effects Opium War

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