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trade between Britain and China. I think that China had a very legitimate reason to do what they did because Britain was pushing drugs into their country and getting all of their citizens hooked on drugs. There was a treaty that was signed in August of 1842 between Britain and China to stop the war of Opium. “In the new treaty ports, foreign traders collaborated with a greater variety of Chinese merchants than under the Canton system, and they ventured deeply into the Chinese interior.” MIT Visualizing Cultures. (2011). The first opium war: The Anglo-Chinese war of 1839 – 1842. Retrieved from The Consequences of the Treaty of Nanjing were only really on China because Britain was able to get access to five ports and not only the ports but was also given Hong Kong because of the treaty. So I don’t see any consequences for Britain but China lost a lot of stuff because of the Treaty. I believe that with the loss of Hong Kong; China really lost a lot because Hong Kong is such a big city and hasa lot of people in it that they still lost money for their country. So if you think about it in the end Britain won the Opium War in a major way. I believe one of the major lessons we can learn from this war is that Drugs is a major thing in all countries and that if we want to stop it like China tried to do them, we need back up
OPIUM WAR BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHINA4from other countries in order to make it stay.