John Hay The Boxer Rebellion

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China had fallen into disarray and became a trading target for other countries. Instead of competing they all had their own zones to trade, use ports, and take territories. This was much easier than taking over all of China because they got all of the benefits without trying to conquer the many people and massive country. But America didn’t have a zone and were jealous. John Hay wrote letters to all the influencing countries to sat that the US was going to trade in China. They blew it off. So, John started giving China lavish gifts like building schools and funding Chinese students studies in America. Then, some Chinese citizens got mad that they were run by other countries and created secret societies also known as the Boxer Rebellion. They
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