The Boxer Rebellion: Influence In Religion, Politics, And Trade

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The Boxer Rebellion was a revolt against foreign influence in religion, politics, and trade. Foreign and domestic tensions fueled the revolt. Nations such as the United States and Europe had significant commercial, political, and religious influence in China. Having lost many battles, particularly to Britain, China eventually was forced to concede trading rights to Europe and U.S. commercial interests. They were also forced to allow Christian missionaries across China. America wanted the Qing to accept western norms of political and economic exchange and to acknowledge the superiority of Christian civilization. Many Chinese came to resent the spread of Christian missionaries and their influence. Christian peasants resented the numerous Christian
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