In mid-19th century a majority population of China are addicted to opium drug which cause a major threat to their economy and social order. The opium war occurred between the British and Qing China, but china was defeated so they were required to pay British, open ports to Britain for trade, and allow Britain subject in the
In the 19th century, western powers such as Britain were increasing their influence across the world and were engaging in free trade to improve their economic position. One of Britain’s biggest trading partner was China and there was a huge demand for Chinese products such as Chinese tea, porcelain and silk by the British. However, the Chinese had no interest in buying the products offered by the British and this led to Britain facing a huge trade deficit. In response to this, British traders began to illegally ship opium from India to China which led to a widespread addiction to opium in China that caused many economic and social problems in China. In order to control this addiction, the Chinese government led by Lin Zexu confiscated and destroyed over 20,000 chests of opium from British merchants.
Like the Mafia, Britain was suffering from economy shrinkage and power. Their motive was to imperialize again and be a stronger global superpower. The British East India Company had been claimed to help get their method of profit working. The British East India Company would illegally import opium in China to get them addicted and buy more. People develop addictions because of being introduced and liking a product that they consume the first few times.
The movie sensationalizes the violence by only showing acts of violence in distant memories of Cunxin and not depicting the widespread torture and harassment of educators and counter revolutionaries. The Cultural Revolution was largely characterized by terrible acts of violence that were carried out by the Red Guards mostly against teachers and intellectuals (Source B). This torture was so grusome that many people died. Despite this, the film failed to portray these acts of violence and instead portrayed the propaganda and fear of western imperialism of the Chinese Communist government. This was depicted when the Chinese government was reluctant to allow Cunxin to travel to America because of the fear that he would be indoctrinated by the anti-Communists and not return to China.
The impact of the Chinese Cultural Revolution on the arts and education The Chinese Cultural Revolution was a deadly weapon used by Mao Zedong to enforce his political power and wipe out the Chinese intelligentsia for the next few decades. It was a turning point in Chinese art, education and other traditions. When Mao officially encouraged his student army to destroy the “Four Olds”: old customs, culture, habits and ideas, China made a sharp turn towards cultural and intellectual decline. Visual art in late 1960s China was heavily influenced by politics and the wishes of the Chinese Communist Party. One of those policies was the cult of Mao Zedong.
the British also provided no alternative source of employment to the people who lost their jobs due to the dissolution of the nawab's administration. in addition, the annexation of several indian states was the further causes the britsih to face a rebellion in India. the corruption and inefficiency in the british administration also created further political unrest and the indians surely wanted to get rid of the
Due to political instability in the failing T’ang Dynasty, trade with China also began to fall causing a drop in Ivory trade. The East African settlements began to fail as well due to the drop in trade. Merchants from the Red Sea took advantage of this decline and began to create trade between the Mediterranean world and the failing East African settlements. This the official ride of the Swahili Corridor. The settlements began to grow again in wealth.
With this distribution of narcotics , it often ended in devastating consequences. ( Staff of history.com 2017) Chinese immigrants arriving to the Americas , mostly in California, in the mid- 1800’s caused a big trade and spread of opium. In 1914 , The Harrison Act was enforced to outlaw cocaine and opium, but these drugs still spread throughout the United States. In the 20th century, there were approximately
To begin with, intitionally being apart of the British Empire, Canada had spectific view on appropite immigrates. Since the early times, discrimiation has greatly affected the immigration policy. Due to factors like various cultural beliefs and religious differences, series of notorious refusals decisions were made; which lead to damaging concequences for those immigrant 's. In particular, the refusal of the ship the St.Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees in 1939; ultimately sentencing three-quarter of its passengers to death under the Nazi regime. The Chinese head tax was targeted toward the immigrants from 1872; impacting the cause of prohibition of all Chinese immigrants in 1923.
From missionaries who were attacked by the Boxers, to word of mouth stories passed down from the peasants involved, to Chinese higher ups, who rejected the movement as well as those who supported it, these accounts have biases to them that should be taken into account. A common link between the historians’ theories on the Boxers are that they were heavily motivated by anti-foreign sentiment. In Hu Sheng’s book, From the Opium War to the May Fourth Movement, the Chinese “suffered from an increasingly large amount of foreign imports, notably textiles, that destroyed the natural economy of the villages, bankrupted the native handicraft industry, and made life miserable for the peasant and other laboring masses.” I agree with Victor Purcell, who attempted to tie the different perspectives together and concluded that the Boxer Uprising was an anti-foreign and anti-Christianity movement, starting off as an anti-Qing uprising, then coming to support it later. This view is evident in the records of Boxer leaders pronouncing their desire to “restore the Ming dynasty!” and to “Kill the foreign devils!” and later taking on a more nationalistic approach, saying that they want to support the Qing empire by expelling the foreigners and their ideas. (Purcell
The British were in massive debt following the French and Indian war, therefore they placed taxes on the colonists in order to regenerate some of that money lost. The Sugar Act of 1764 taxed the sale of molasses in hopes to gain some lost money, but this act led the people of Boston to boycott the molasses industry. The Stamp Act of 1765 shortly followed, making colonists buy a stamp with every paper product. The rage the colonists felt over the passing of this act, led the colonies to begin to unify as they together boycotted the trade industry. The Townshend Duties of 1767 imposed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea, but this only led to the colonist to again boycott the trade of those items and start newspaper attack.