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Unformatted text preview: 1870-1914 considered a Golden AgePolitics appeared to be stable and economy was boomingHobsbawm lots of issues beneath the surface that would bring it downAge of RevolutionoWars effected everyone because of the globalized interdependencyInstability in Africa/Middle EastoEuropean interference destroyed the societiesChinaoSurvived as an empire for its entire historyoChanged by Europe through trade (tea and porcelain shipped out of China)oChina was unimpressed by European trade items untiloOpium recreational drugEngland used Indian regions for opium productionOpium was then shipped into ChinaThe addiction gave England/Europe trade powerChinese government discovered their motives and banned opium tradeoOpium WarsBoth the French and English went to war against Chinese Imperial government to force them to allow opium tradeChina lost Europe set up extraterritorial zones of influence (similar to foreign embassies) where the laws did not apply instead of dividing China...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 315 taught by Professor Hussain during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08