Effects Of The Boxer Rebellion In China

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During the beginning of the 20th century, China had severe repercussions on its economy and social life, along with many natural disasters. The scatter of foreign and domestic policies across China, along with the defeat in the first Sino-Japanese War, eventually led to an uprising in China. During the rebellion there was an imbalance between social classes and power. Unfortunately, this created instability among the Chinese, leading to the 1911 revolution. Foreign influences in China were seen as unfortunate at this time, but it united people together to rebel and revolutionize China into a better country. Before the Boxer Rebellion the United States established an Open Door Policy in China. The policy gave clarity to foreign powers about …show more content…
It was a secret organization designed in China. Most importantly the group practiced certain boxing and calisthenic rituals, which made them feel invulnerable. The main objectives of the uprisings were to stop the spread of Western and Japanese influences, particularly in Northern China. Germans and Christians dominated Shantung. Many Chinese people worked on railroads and factories in hazardous conditions. With the secret support of the Empress and the imperial army, the Boxer Rebellion quickly escalated into a violent conflict. Groups of Chinese people in Shantung began murdering Germans, missionaries, and even Chinese people that converted to …show more content…
Massive amounts of foreign troops and warships arrived in China, which allowed them to bring the Boxer Rebellion to an end. Jealously between foreign powers set an agreement between the countries to not partition China any further. Which led to the Peking Protocol being signed in 1901. The Perking Protocol completely ended the boxer rebellion. Unfortunately for China, the agreement allowed foreign nations to receive commercial treaties, along with foreign troops being permanently stationed in Peking, China. Consequently, China was forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars as a penalty for the

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