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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 Both Names of Korea North Korea = Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea South Korea= Republic of Korea The Great Wall of China- Built by a Qin Emperor around 210 B.C. to protect against invaders. The Opium Wars (1989-1842) - By 1839, the British preferred to pay for Chinese tea with opium from India rather than with silver. China refused and destroyed a cargo of opium aboard a British ship, triggering the Opium War fought from 1839- 1942. Which led to the Treaty of Nanking which opened China to European imperialism through a series of treaty ports and the lost of Hong Kong to Britain. The Meiji Restoration (1868) The Meiji Restoration overthrew the Tokugawa Dynasty, in a move by members of the barons (Daimyos) and the warriors (Samurai) to modernize Japan and protect its national independence. Samurai- Warriors of Japan The communist party and Mao Zedong- Communism gained power in the 1920s but was banned in 1927 1934-35 communists got support from farmers and Mao Zedong...
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- Spring '08