Imperialism in China Timeline Storyboard

Imperialism in China Timeline Storyboard
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The Age of Imperialism

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During the 19th and early 20th centuries, European powers set out to develop global empires and their efforts were largely successful. Imperialism reorganized international politics and had a major impact on the development of the global south.

History of Imperialism

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The History of Imperialism - Imperialism in China

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  • Britain Imports Opium into China
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  • Imperialism in China
  • Britain began importing opium into China in the late 1700s. By the mid 1830s, over 11 million Chinese were addicted.
  • Opium War
  • Taiping Rebellion
  • On to Nanjing!
  • Chinese officials began to seize and destroy large quantities of opium. Claiming a violation of free trade rights, Britain responded with military force. In the resulting war, China was devastated.
  • Chinese peasants grew increasingly frustrated with their leaders. A massive peasant army formed and struggled for over a decade for control of China. Twenty million Chinese died in this uprising.
  • France
  • Spheres of Influence
  • Britain
  • Germany
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • Seeing a weakened, vulnerable China, other nations began to move in and carve the nation into spheres of influence.
  • Russia
  • Japan
  • China controlled by foreigners!
  • A secret group, the Righteous Harmonious Fists, formed with the goal of expelling all foreigners. These "Boxers" were defeated, but a new Chinese nationalism was born.
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