Similarities And Differences Between The Taiping Rebellion And The Boxer Rebellion

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3. The Chinese had little interest in trading with the West because it was largely self-sufficient and had a healthy agricultural economy. “China was able to reject these offers from the West because it was largely self-sufficient. The basis of this self-sufficiency was China’s healthy agricultural economy.” Chapter 28, section 1, page 805
4. The international problems that China faced prior to the Taiping Rebellion was conflicting British and Chinese positions, which led to the Opium War. “This growing supply of opium caused great problems for China. The Qing emperor was angry about the situation. In 1839, one of his highest advisers wrote a letter to England’s Queen Victoria about the problem: The pleas went unanswered,
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The similarities and differences between the Taiping Rebellion and the Boxer Rebellion were that they both centered around growing poverty. “In this kingdom, all Chinese people would share China’s vast wealth and no one would live in poverty. Hong’s movement was called the Taiping Rebellion, from the Chinese word taiping, meaning ‘great peace.’” Chapter 28, section 1, page 807 “Guangxu’s efforts brought about no change whatsoever. The Chinese people’s frustration with their situation continued to grow. This widespread frustration finally erupted into violence. Poor peasants and workers resented the special privileges granted to foreigners. They also resented Chinese Christians, who had adopted a foreign faith.” Chapter 28, section 1, page 808. The main difference is that the Taiping Rebellion ended foreign influence growing in the economy. “The Taiping Rebellion and several other smaller uprisings put tremendous internal pressure on the Chinese government. And, despite the Treaty of Nanjing, external pressure from foreign powers was increasing.” And the Boxer Rebellion ended in the beginning of the reform. “At this point, even the Qing court realized that China needed to make profound changes to survive. In 1905, the Dowager Empress sent a select group of Chinese officials on a world tour to study the operation of different governments.” Chapter 28, section 1, page …show more content…
The gap between the rich and the poor in Latin America grew after independence was because the rich got wealthy through their land purchases, which increased the debt for the poor people. “Since wages were low and prices were high, workers went into debt. Their debt accumulated and passed from one generation to the next. In this system known as peonage, “free” workers were little better than slaves.” Chapter 28, section 3, page 816
5. The United States was so interested in the security of Latin America because the UNited States's security depended on Latin America’s security. “The Latin American countries often were unable to pay back their loans, however. In response, foreign lenders sometimes threatened to collect the debt by force. At other times, they threatened to take over the facilities they had funded. In this way, foreign companies gained control of many Latin American industries. This began a new age of economic colonialism in Latin America.” Chapter 28, section 3, page

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