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In the 1600s. the people of Manchu based our of northern China began to unite against the Ming Dynasty. Then, they crossed the great wall and invaded and conquered China in 1644. Then they took control of the Chinese capital and this was the start of the Qing Dynasty
By 1683, the Qing Dynasty was all of China. At first, the Manchu kept order through harsh punishment. If anyone was suspected of breaking the rules they were executed, no questions asked. But as the years went on they did settle down a little. But it still works. For around 150 years, China experienced growth and peace under Qing.
Under the Qing Dynasty, China remained isolated from the world. They did trade with other countries through. They traded items such as tea and silver. However, besides this, they had very little to do with other countries. For example, a foreign leader was not allowed in the head of the Chinese capital. Also, to prevent any European influence, Chirsiantily was outlawed in the 1800's.
During the Qing dynasty, there were three main philosophies that they followed. These were Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. The leaders of the dynasty were strong supporters of Buddhism. Art was also very important. This included paintings, sculptures, poetry, opera, and porcelain.
In the 1800s, the British began selling opium in China. Many Chinese people became addicted to opium and the government soon made the drug illegal. The British, however, continued to smuggle in opium. When the Chinese government boarded British ships and dumped their opium into the ocean, a war broke out. The British won both of the opium wars. The British gained control of Hong Kong, Christianity was legalized, and all of China was opened to British merchants.
In the early 1900s, the Qing Dynasty began to crumble. Multiple natural disasters, internal rebellions, and war with Japan all led to famine and a poor economy. Finally, in 1911, a group of revolutionaries overthrew the Qing government. The last emperor, a six-year-old boy named Puyl, officially gave up his throne in 1912 and the Republic of China took over.