the invasion of Tibet. They started to creep in. “Religious factions in Tibet tended to seek Mongol or Chinese patronage, and China became increasingly involved in events in Tibet in the eighteenth century. Thus, from 1793 until 1911–1912, China was able to exert at least nominal suzerainty over Lhasa.”4The tibetans were thinking that this was a good deal made. They just needed allies in nearby regions to protect from invasion. Tibet didn’t realize that China was the enemy they were gaining protection from. China then started to get into internal Tibetan affairs. “From 1720 to the late eighteenth century, the Qing gradually increased its authority in Tibet, intervening in the case of third-party invasions of Tibet (1720 and 1792) and internal disorders (1728 and 1750).”5China was now doing things that the tibetan government should do. China doing internal affair was the start of the tibet takeover.3"Tibet Has a Long and Complex History with China." In Tibet, edited by Jeff Hay, 33-40. Genocide and Persecution. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2014. Accessed January 16, 2017. %7CCX3723800013&asid=88b6aa0a2a7f9fddc3a314a73374cb29.4McKay, Alex. "A Brief History of Tibet." In Tibet, edited by Jeff Hay, 28-32. Genocide and Persecution. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2014. Accessed January 16, 2017. ?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=lawr21149&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CCX3723800012&asid=388a3d6f3d9b0aa41274ad2006eb9004.5"Tibet Has a Long and Complex History with China." In Tibet, edited by Jeff Hay, 33-40. Genocide and Persecution. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2014. Accessed January 16, 2017. %7CCX3723800013&asid=88b6aa0a2a7f9fddc3a314a73374cb29.
Subsequently, China started their conquest of Tibet after taking advantage of the alliance they agreed to have with Tibet. China were going for Tibet and its resources. China found a way to have authority over tibetan government and people. “In 1792, after successfully repelling the invading Gurkhas in Tibet, the Qing court took the occasion to extensively restructure its protectorate over Tibet. The status of the ambans was elevated above that of the Dalai Lama… This meant that the final authority over the selection of reincarnations, and thus over political succession in the Tibetan system of combined spiritual and temporal rule, would henceforth belong to the Qing government.”6The chinese took advantage of the Tibetans faith in Dalai Lama and the structure of their government. They put their ownpeople in charge of Dalai Lama, making them the power in Tibet. Now, they put the seizure into text. “In May 1951, Tibetan representatives in Beijing were forced to sign a Seventeen-point Agreement with the Communist leadership.The accord acknowledged China's sovereignty over Tibet. A few months later, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama ratified theagreement.”7In 1951 the 14th Dalai Lama was 16 years old, he was forced to sign a document giving away his religious homeland. China did not care about how this would affect the people and the culture of Tibet. The people
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