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Second Opium War: Overview
Fought between 1856 and 1860, the Second Opium War led to the further opening of China to foreign influence and contributed to the spread of imperialism. Led by Britain and France, Western forces were able to defeat the Chinese and gain significant concessions. The Second Opium War was ended by the Convention of Peking.
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Opium War
Corrupt officials were paid off by British merchants to allow them to bring opium into China.
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First Opium War - Wikipedia
English merchants of East Indian Company introduced opium to China against the Emperor wishes. So similar to drug trade of modern day, except the dealers (England) maintained trade through battle. It would be like the Honduras defeating America through an actual battle or invasion to gain the right to trade cocaine with impunity. The First Opium War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First Opium War 1839-42 Conflict Overview. Interactive map Indonesia, Guilin, Beijing, Empire, History Articles, Knowledge And Wisdom
First Opium War - Wikipedia
First Opium War 1839-42 Conflict Overview. Interactive map
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Opium Wars | Definition, Summary, Facts, & Causes
Opium war, setting treaties to stop trading with British imports.
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A Boiling Soup of Opium
“At an elevated spot on the shore a space was barricaded in; here a pit was dug, and filled with opium mixed with brine: into this, again, lime was thrown, forming a scalding furnace, which made a kind of boiling soup of the opium. In the evening the mixture was let out by sluices, and allowed to flow out to sea with the ebb tide.”
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Qing Dynasty's commissioner Lin Zexu destroying Opium at Hu-men, Opium War
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Destruction of opium at Humen
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The Capture of Amoy, on the Coast of China, on the 26th August, 1841.
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Opiuim Ships at Lintin, China, 1824
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Entry of Lord Elgin into Peking, 1860. In retaliation for the imprisonment, torture, and execution of almost 20 European & Indian prisoners, Elgin ordered the Old Summer Palace fired, which was done by 3,500 British troops and burned for three days. Elgin and his troops looted many treasures from the Yuan Ming Yuan imperial gardens and took them to Britain. Attacks on the Summer Palace were also made, but the extent of destruction was not as great as to Yuan Ming Yuan.
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The Treaty of Nanjing
The British felt they had the right to impose the Treaty of Nanjing on China because the state in which China was was one that was not threatening at all. The British had the Chinese hooked on opium and China was having an extremely hard time getting their citizens off of it. Britain’s military was far superior than China’s and now because of the opium trading they were not lacking when it came to negotiations. However the Treaty of Nanjing was barely a treaty as China had little to nothing gain
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Taking of Sai-Lau, 1858.
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Opium Eating: The Lincolnshire Fens in the early nineteenth-century
Opium Eating: The Lincolnshire Fens in the early nineteenth-century, via All Things Georgia. "Poor child's nurse", child with opium, Punch, 1849 Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
View of the British bombardment of the treaty port of Canton during the Second Opium War, Canton, China, 1850s. Century, 19th Century, Royal Marines, Ancient China
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View of the British bombardment of the treaty port of Canton during the Second Opium War, Canton, China, 1850s.
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The Architecture of 13,000,000 Pounds of Opium Production
Massive opium warehouses, 19th century.
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A peep into time and life of 1800's through some rare fascinating images
A peep into time and life of 1800's through some rare fascinating images - Imgur
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NOT NOAH'S ARK -- An OPIUM Storage Ship off the Coast of SHANGHAI in OLD CHINA -- A Curse Forced on China by the "Civilized" Nations of the World (1)
OT NOAH'S ARK -- An OPIUM Storage Ship off the Coast of SHANGHAI in OLD CHINA -- A Curse Forced on China by the "Civilized" Nations of the World
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FLOATING WAREHOUSES OFF THE COAST OF CANTON -- The OPIUM STORAGE SHIPS of OLD CHINA (2)
FLOATING WAREHOUSES OFF THE COAST OF CANTON -- The OPIUM STORAGE SHIPS of OLD CHINA (2)
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First opium war 1839-1842 (Primeira guerra do ópio)
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British weapons were devastatingly effective during the Opium War.
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Edible Geography is coming soon
This factory was part of a larger British colonial landgrab fueled, at least in part, by pursuit of the immense profits to be earned from an unrestricted drug trade. The Ghazipur and Patna opium factories in India produced the wealth that helped to sustain the British Empire.
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OPIUM SMOKERS IN INDO-CHINA By Marius Bauer
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Opium den
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10 Times The Past Was Crazier Than People Could Ever Imagine – History Collection
10 Times The Past Was Crazier Than People Could Ever Imagine