b a c kn e x t h o m e The Opium War (1839) Britain buys an incredible amount of tea from China
b a c kn e x t h o m e China just wants to trade for silver.
b a c kn e x t h o m e Britain is running out of silver! Were running out of money!! What can we get the Chinese to buy from us? We dont need anything! Just silver!!!
b a c kn e x t h o m e I got it! Lets sell them…. DRUGS!
b a c kn e x t h o m e British Drug Lords n The British government purposely tries to get China addicted to drugs n Chinese government protests
b a c kn e x t h o m e Opium War Breaks Out (1839) n Britain fights to be drug dealers in China n Britain wins easily Keep sending in Opium n Other foreign nations begin to take advantage
b a c kn e x t h o m e Taiping Rebellion n Hong Xiuquan –has visions of world peace –starts with peace in China –leads a rebellion to bring change to the government
b a c kn e x t h o m e Taiping Cont n Take Nanjing n Lasts 14 years n French and British help end the fight n over 20 million Chinese die
b a c kn e x t h o m e Sphere of Influence n Several foreign countries control areas of China n Create tax systems for their own good
b a c kn e x t h o m e Open Door Policy n America wants its piece of China n Ask all the others to trade equally
b a c kn e x t h o m e The Boxer Rebellion n Many Chinese do not like foreign control n Society of Harmonious Fists –use their hands to fight
b a c kn e x t h o m e Boxers Put Down! n Foreign countries (including the U.S.) want to maintain control n Send in 20,000 foreign troops to put down the rebellion –Dont let the Chinese change their own country