"Those demands were formalized in the Boxer Protocol of September 1901, which laid a crushing burden on China, including an indemnity of approximately $750 million" ("Boxer Rebellion").
The Boxers got what they wanted from the Qing Dynasty when the emperor created the Boxer Protocol. If the the Boxer Rebellion was not a revolution, the Boxers would not have been able to cause any change in China.
“Training intensively in a martial art that they believed would protect them from bullets, the Boxers were emboldened to attack foreigners to express their many frustrations" ("Boxer Rebellion")
The Boxers did not have the weapons to put up a good fight with the Chinese empire, and they eventually lost the rebellion because of the lack of weaponry. If they would have had weapons to train with, the Boxers could have achieved their goal of a change in government.
“China was prohibited from importing arms for two years and it agreed to pay more than $330 million in reparations to the foreign nations involved” (Williams).
This is just one of the many economical effects that the Boxer Rebellion had on China. If China would have simply changed to a republic nation before when the people asked, there would never have been the need for revolution.