Moreover, the British could turn the tables and acquire concessions from the Chinese authorities. The British territorial possessions and existing control of India had enabled them to expand their influence in the region. The tea and opium trade performed by the British could be encapsulated as the driving forces of the British Empire in Asia. The trades influenced how the British implemented the rules in India and engaged in business transactions with China in order to generate profits for themselves. Therefore, tea and opium cannot be disaggregated from the British imperial history since the two commodities had practically expanded the empire to its greatest
Countries such as Germany, France, Europe, Britain and Japan participated in the “sphere of influence” because China had valuable resources and these countries can control an area of trade in China. As shown in document A, the countries are reaching towards China to take their resources. The United States felt threatened and left out because they weren’t participating, they decided to create the policy as a coverup to join in the sphere of influence and take a role of power in China wealth. The United States had the right to create the policy because they believed that China wasn’t suitable and it was necessary for them to do it. As Theodore Roosevelt said in the Annual Message to Congress, if a country can govern themselves, they won’t need U.S interference.
The Jurchens established a dynasty north of the Song dynasty. Junks were a type of Chinese ship. These kind of ship featured a navigation system, weapons, and well designed bulkheads and rudders. Junks were essential to the trade market of China. Flying money were credit vouchers.
This historical analysis will define the imperial impact of French colonialism and the influence of Chinese communism and on the Vietnamese people in the pre-WWII era. The important role of China in the development of Vietnam’s history is crucial to understand the ways in which foreign colonists could not sustain dominance over these peoples. In the past, Northern Vietnam had been a part of China, which defines the close relationship that these people had with a larger and more powerful empire in this region of the world. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the role of China’s own nationalist movements had an impact on Vietnam’s own struggles in French-Indochina. The early focus on “nationalism” in China was going against western
The barbarian force of the Mongols caused issues that were significant to China which made the most impact on the Chinese culture in a wall being built. This wall is known as the Great Wall of China. The wall contained a sense of nationalism to protect the nation and liberalism to keep people in and not letting Chinese civilians leave. Nationalism can best be described as the support and one's value of their own country is preserved. Liberalism is the act of liberal perspectives being perpetuated.
The answer was probably no for the case of the Athenians. The decisions made by the public has led Athens into several unnecessary wars that eventually led to its downfall. And after the death of Pericles, the Athens’ democracy began to decline. So, it is reasonable to conclude that Athens had prospered not just because of its freedom, but because of the wisdom of its leader who was able to control the feelings of the masses. On the contrary, Qin in China had a completely different political system compared to Athens.
London expresses how the white men also known as haole came to Kanaka with false pretenses to take over the land. He explains how there were two types of haole that came to the island. One group asked permission to witness to the natives, while the other group asked for permission to trade, but then took over. There is a resentment of the white men being greedy and trying to force the natives to work for what was once theirs. Since the natives refused to work at the plantations the Chinese were brought in as cheaper labor.
Chinese leaders could not collectively agree on an approach, and Beijing’s new rulers saw very little value in naval affairs. Seafaring expeditions proved to be costly, forcing higher taxes on an already depraved population. They believed that the financial risk was not worth the little return. Trade did flourish when the Chinese made connections with Western explorers, however the exploits of trade did not benefit the country as a whole. Mongolians and other raiders posed a serious threat to China’s frontier.
The Tokugawa government begrudgingly opened the port city of Yokohama to world trade. They British would have liked for them to open a more convenient port somewhere else on the island but the Tokugawa government purposely opened a port that was close to the capital so that they could closely monitor trade, but not too directly so that the people in the major cities did not become corrupted (Beasley 77). The Tokugawa government had heavily taxed and restricted some forms of trade and therefore made trading available but not exactly profitable. Money was flowing into the government because of the taxes from trade however they had spent almost twice the revenue in enforcement of these laws. Therefore the government was falling into debt (Beasley 78).
This quote shows his reasoning “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.” Another reason it was so influential is because it was sold very cheaply so as many people could read it as possible. It also used “common” language and was not seen as aristocratic like the writings of Jefferson. Thomas Paine also swayed many colonists into revolution because of his anger. In Common Sense Thomas Paine seems very angry and emotionally distraught which to many people made the cause seem more apparent. Here is an example of his anger “But where, says some, is the King of America?