editorial response to imperialism.pdf - 3.2.7 Practice An Editorial Response to Imperialism From the perspective of a British Politician Notes

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3.2.7 Practice: An Editorial Response to Imperialism From the perspective of a British Politician: Notes Research Sources (Website, Book, Article, Etc.) Historical perspective China was pushed to an opium war buy the British. “Britain went to war with China over questions of trade, diplomacy, national dignity and, most importantly, drug trafficking. While British officials tried to play down the illicit origins of the conflict, opponents gave it a name that made the link quite clear: The Opium War. yword/opium-war Position on the opium trade A British politician would have wanted the war to begin and taken steps to ensure that it did. “Between 1839 and 184 2, British forces fought a war on behalf of drug traffickers. Their victory opened the lucrative China trade to British merchants. This was all done with the full blessing of the British government.” 18/07/03/world/asia/opium- war-book-chinabritain.html One strong opposing point “Between 1839 and 1842,

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