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Molly McCormick History 1000c Prof. Ramlal Chapter 22 In the 1800s, China and the Qing/Manchu Dynasty under Kangxi and Qianlong held great power and had a great social and cultural economy. Once the Western powers came in the Qing Dynasty had collapsed. Not all of the fall of the Manchu Dynasty was to blame on the West however. “Peasant unrest, and incompetence at court,” were increased with a growth in population due to new crops from the Americas and better rice production. The British were not satisfied with being “limited to a small commercial outlet at Canton,” after being in contact with China for three centuries. The Western power in China during the nineteenth and twentieth century had a major impact on China but it also “launched it on the road to revolutionary change.” It

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