HST TERMS FINAL - Germany France and the Dutch The treaty was signed on the HMS Cornwallis which was anchored in Nanjing China The main part of the

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Treaty of Nanking or Nanjing This treaty was signed between the Chinese, (the Qing Empire) and the British (under Queen Victoria). The treaty was signed to end the First Opium War between the two countries. The Opium War was fought because China wanted to stay independent, but became hooked unto Opium which was smuggled into the country by the British. Britain was smuggling opium into China from the west from India and other British colonies. Britain wanted to open up economic ties with China like most of Europe during the second wave of Imperialism, and they hoped that they would be able at a later date to control China like they were with India. Other countries which were interested in opening colonies in Asia were
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Unformatted text preview: Germany, France and the Dutch. The treaty was signed on the HMS Cornwallis which was anchored in Nanjing, China. The main part of the treaty was that the British were allowed to anchor and trade in five more ports and cities. Before the treaty, the British could only trade in Canton. Also included was the cession of Hong Kong to the British. Berlin Conference The Berlin Conference was held to divide Africa up into parts for imperialism by the European powers. These countries were Italy, France, Britain, Germany, Portugal and Belgium. This imperialism in Africa was named the “Scramble for Africa”. New Imperialism Indian National Congress European Community...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HST 198 taught by Professor Fahey during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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