The Opium Wars Essay by The Research Group

The Opium Wars
This paper discusses the Opium Wars between China and Britain.
# 71751 | 2,070 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (Asian)

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This paper examines the causes and consequences of the Opium Wars between China and Britain in the 19th century. The author argues that imperialism, trade needs and clash of cultures caused wars in which China was defeated.

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"Military historian John Brown has stated that the Opium Wars had their roots in mutual incomprehensibility of East and West ... . The Chinese regarded all other nations as little more than vassal or tributary states ..."

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