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#35—Crash Course World History-- Imperialism 1. When last we checked in, China was a thriving manufacturing power about to be overtaken by Europe but still heavily involved in _____world trade_____, especially as an importer of silver from the Spanish Empire. Europeans had to use ___silver__ because they didn’t really produce anything else the Chinese wanted. 2. But then Europeans, especially the British, found something that the Chinese would buy: ___opium____. 3. By the 1830s British free trade policy unleashed a flood of opium in China, which threatened China’s ___favorable balance of trade __. 4. Commissioner Lin Zexu drafted a response that contained a memorable threat to cut off trade in “Rhubarb, _silk and tea____… all valuable products of ours, without which foreigners could not live.” 5. So the Chinese made like ____tea partiers______, confiscating a bunch of British opium and chucking it into the ___sea_____. 6. The Treaty of Nanjing, stated that Britain got Hong Kong and five other treaty ports, as well as the equivalent of ________two billion dollars___ in cash. Also, the Chinese basically gave up all sovereignty to European “__spheres of

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