#8 the fall of the qiing and ming dynasties continued - Julian Mondonedo 8 The Ming Qing and the End of Imperial China(continued K The Opium Wars were

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Julian Mondonedo 8. The Ming, Qing, and the End of Imperial China (continued) K. The Opium Wars were considered a turning point in the relationship of the East-West because the result of the Opium Wars definitely displayed the West’s superiority to the Eastern powers. The Chinese were no match for Britain. L. Dowager Empress Cixi was a powerful empress. Her son took the throne at the age of five, however Empress Cixi ruled as a regent. Empress Cixi contributed to the decline of China because she opposed reforms and the development of the world. Cixi wanted the lifestyle of the old tradition, opposing any new technologies China faced. M. The Qing and Manchu dynasties slowly declined because of the weak government and the weak economy of China. Many rebellions, including the Boxer Rebellion, slowly wore away at China. The struggle for power also had its impact on the development of China. N. Taiping Rebellion – The Taiping Rebellion was caused by major economic problems which caused many peasants to revolt. The effects of this rebellion included:

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