Opium Wars - Europe China-Europeans believed that even the Chinese had indulged in opium despite believing that it was immoral-Opium use in China

Opium Wars - Europe China-Europeans believed that even the...

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-Europeans believed that even the Chinese had indulged in opium despite believing that it was immoral -Opium use in China comparable to alcohol in England -British believed that opium was not the problem, it was the increased imports in their favor -Chinese military were far below mediocrity -The Chinese were evil and deceitful -Europeans would have been killed if they had lost -Europeans now China’s conquerors -Chinese must be enlightened with Christianity -China has been conquered by a woman (Queen of Britain) -Considered Europeans as barbarians, and had an isolation policy since they were self- sufficient. -Opium is “depriving the lives of our people.” -Although China was weakened, people still considered the Europeans as barbarians. -Chinese sought to ban the drug, but failed. -Considered Europeans as “cunning and fickle” -Barbarians were hostile towards the Chinese

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