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Self strengthening movement

Self strengthening movement - they didn’t begin to...

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Self-Strengthening Movement The self-strengthening movement was a series of changes set to advance China’s diplomacy, education, technology, and military. Set in place in the 1860s by the Qing dynasty, these changes attempted to deal with Western military threats. Britain, France, Russia and the U.S. forced China to sign unequal treaties, and the Manchus knew that if
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Unformatted text preview: they didn’t begin to progress their military power, they would further be taken advantage of. Therefore, the self-strengthening movement’s top priority was to build new weapons for defense. The significance of the self-strengthening movement was that it was an attempt to modernize China and move away from classical Confucian tradition....
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