The Opium Wars By tash richardson

Trade of Opium into China - 1730-1830 The trade of Opium from Britain to China was strong during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This trade was only through one port, and so the traders of Britain were not aware of the Chinese ideas, so they decided to travel to meet the emperor, and so was....

The Macartney Mission - 1793 The Macartney Mission, or the First British Envoy to China, was when the British official, Earl Macartney, travelled to China and tried to negotiate with the emperor. This meeting was unsuccessful, as Macartney did not Kowtow to the emperor, and so the emperor sent him away without any success.

The First Opium War - 1839 The first Opium War was as a result of the two countries ideas towards Opium, and led to disagreement. The first Opium War was where the two countries showed their conflicting ideologies face-to-face. It was an important event, as it lead to......

The Treaty of Nanjing - 1842 The treaty of Nanjing was the unfair treaty that the British made the Chinese agree to. It was beneficial for the British, but not for the Chinese, and the Chinese rebelled, resulting in...

The Second Opium War The second Opium War was a result of the Chinese not being too thrilled with the Treaty of Nanjing, and the French were also involved. This war was intense, with 10,000 Chinese troops killed. At the end of the war, the Russians were given diplomatic presence in China, the importation of Opium was legalised again, and China had to pay 8million tael to the British and French.

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