Opium War SLides

Opium War SLides - CHAPTER25:THEOPIUMWAR (183942)...

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CHAPTER 25: THE OPIUM WAR  (1839-42)  
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SOMETHING THE CHINESE  WANT… OPIUM> from poppy  From other colonies  (India, Afghanistan) Poppies…Poppies…Poppies
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CHINESE BAN OPIUM IN 1729> By 1800 Opium  smuggling boomed  30,000 chests of opium  in one year! British and Chinese  profit By 1830 widespread  addiction (all classes) 
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CHINA: VS.  ENFORCE BAN?  China:  Decided to root  out use and  importation Britain:  MAD! Limits Brits trade 1839 British Navy on  S. China Coast
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OPIUM WAR! 1839-42 Bannerman = obsolete British excel at sea Chinese used  outdated weapons  (muskets from 1700,  swords, knives, clubs)
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course UGC 112 taught by Professor Barry during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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