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US and the Opium Trade
An exploration of American engagement in the opium trade with China in the 18th century.
# 120634 | 20,000 words | 139 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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The paper examines the participation of the United States in the opium trade with China of the 18th century. The paper discusses the cultivation of opium and points out that while
Britain was the major trader, American traders and cartels also participated to a great degree. The paper addresses the negative impact of opium trade on China, leading to a high addiction rate and worldwide opium consumption and discusses the destabilization of Chinese-Western relations caused by the opium trade.

From the Paper:

"In the late eighteenth century, British merchants built up a highly profitable traffic in opium from India to China, creating enormous fortunes for the merchants and trading firms that fostered development of this system and simultaneously exerting a highly negative impact upon the people and government of China. While the vast majority of trading activities involving opium in China and India were undertaken by British interests, American traders and cartels also participated to a degree that is substantially greater..."

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US and the Opium Trade (2008, December 01) Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/us-and-the-opium-trade-120634/

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"US and the Opium Trade" 01 December 2008. Web. 16 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/us-and-the-opium-trade-120634/>

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