Boxer Rebellion Case Study

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Currently, China accounts for about 48.2 percent of the world’s total amount of coal, which is around 1.8 billion tons. Much of the coal and other resources coming from China, is brought to America. America and China have a stable friendship and work together to make both of their countries better. But during The Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion, the two countries did not really get along. The Boxers had chosen to do something about it. Because the Americans and other foreigners pushed for the sale of drugs in China, disrespected the local Chinese religion and weakened China as a whole, the Boxers do not deserve criticism. The Boxers do not deserve any criticism because when the British introduced opium to China, it caused a disruption in a somewhat peaceful place. This situation upset many nationals and the Chinese government, causing…show more content…
In Chinese tradition, communities would join together during times of need to pray for the gods and ancestors for rain. To show their dedication to Christianity, the Christian converts “refused to participate in the rituals, [which made] their neighbours suspected that this was the reason the gods disregarded [the Chinese’] pleas for rain” (Szczepanski 1). This cause suspicion and distress to grow, with some Chinese calling that the last straw. This shows that the new people in their land was convincing the nationals of the Christian community’s superiority of the traditional Chinese belief. There was more and more tension between the Chinese and the outsiders, it was like the Americans were goading the Chinese into starting a fight. And if they did, it would probably make China a free country for everyone to house. So the Boxers started attacking foreign and Christian citizens, armed with weapons, the belief of their supernatural invulnerability and a thirst for
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