They destroyed their entire city. Burning every one of their buildings to the ground, which is very cruel. Another instance of this is shown through Rashid Fadl Abi-l’Hair writings, a Muslim historian in 1498,” These invaders burned our great libraries, broke our canals and ditches, destroyed our farms, defiled the true Faith by raising temples to Buddha…attempted to destroy our trade with paper money. ” In this instance, the Mongols take it up a notch. The Mongols completely destroyed all of Azerbaijan (this was where the Mongols invaded).
American and English traders, restless to address what they saw as an exchange lopsidedness, set to import one item that the Chinese did not have, however, which they constantly needed: it was opium. Prior to 1828, huge amounts of the Spanish silver coin, the Carolus, streamed into China in installment for the
Due to that the British officials ordered bombs to be dropped from airplanes to quell the riots ( Part 2, Page 24). This shows that the British violently reacted to the Indians by killing multiple Indians. The British performed direct violence by killing Indians who didn’t believe in violence. Knowing that the Indians wouldn’t violently react they British took advantage and started killing them. Due to all the violence Gandhi launched a new campaign known as the Non-Cooperation movement to rally against the massacre which wasn’t successful because he was sentenced six years in
This event is considered a genocide because of the steps that it took to be an event of this importance. Not all of the steps were followed because of how rushed this attack against the Chinese people was. The first three steps, classification, symbolization, and discrimination were not used, as all Chinese people were targeted without fail. (The Nanking Massacre.com) Dehumanization was used a lot during this genocide in particular. One thing that the Japanese did with the Chinese Soldiers was that they would call them cowards before either mercilessly beating them to death, or beheading them.
The 116th and the 6th Japanese army divisions gained access to Guanghua Gate and the 16th division of the Japanese army entered the Pacific Gate and Zhongshan Gate. In the afternoon of the same day, the capital of China was in the hands of the Japanese which is known as the tragic Nanking Massacre that lasted six weeks. During the massacre, the Japanese committed many crimes such as rape, murder and many other things one’s mind might not even understand. They would also execute prisoners that were held in jail, steel and set everything on fire. Altogether there were 300,000 victims and an estimate from 20,000 to 80, 000 women that were sexually assaulted.
Lin Zexu even expelled all British men and women after destroying opium stocks. The British merchants went back angrily and asked the British government to dispatch troops to China. They wanted to use military power to open up the gate of “free trade” in China. After an intensive debate between the war party and the peace group of parliamentarians, they decided to go to war. Unexpectedly from the perspective of the Qing emperor, he lost the war.
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. This act of destroying the opium, coupled with more clashes between China and Britian eventually led to the first Opium War. Overwhelmed by the British
It is really a disaster for all Chinese or even the peace of world. “During the war of aggression against China, invading Japanese troops committed innumerable crimes such as murder, arson, looting, and rape. One is the Nanjing Massacre. Nanjing Massacre is among the most brutal crimes committed in China by the invading Japanese troops…another is Japan’s Unit 731.” (Reilly James, Remember History, Not Hatred: Collective Remembrance of China’s War of Resistance to Japan, Modern Asian Studies,2011) The whole country was plunged into an abyss of suffering, meanwhile, the song was born in this disaster. At the beginning of the war, Chinese wasn’t united, they were so scared that they could do nothing but be killed, however, after seeing their family members or friends dead in their front, a few people understood our nation should rise to revolt, that’s why composers wrote the wonderful song.
Another scenario in the book was when people were accusing other people of witchcraft just so they can get their land.Then when the Japanese were forced from their homes, lots of the white people stole their household items and other pieces of property. The also destroyed their homes and sold their businesses. "The excluded Japanese suffered enormous damages and losses, both material and intangible. The loss of farms, businesses, and homes, disruption of careers and professional lives and long-term loss of income, earnings and opportunity is in-calculable. In 1983 dollars, the loss was determined to fall between $810 million and $2 billion dollars.
1. Identify and explain two examples of external factors that led to the downfall of a civilization The Inca Empire is an example of how external forces led to the downfall of a civilization. The Inca Empire was pushed to its fall by external forces such as diseases brought by outsiders and the Spanish conquistadors. A website called Discover Peru informed me that diseases such as smallpox, measles, chickenpox, and influenza killed between 50% to 90% of the Inca population (The Fall of the Inca Empire). These diseases were brought by outsiders which makes them external factors that led to the downfall of the civilization since diseases weakened the empire letting the Spanish get into the empire easily.