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    The time after the Civil War during America's expansion to the west was a time of great change and opportunity. But it was also difficult, challenging, and painful for many who came to seek a new life or opportunity. Through rebellion, secession, war, and expansion, the citizens of this new and still growing nation began to acknowledge the plights and unfairness to segregated groups. A war had been fought over the plight of one group of oppressed people. But change comes slowly, and other non…

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    The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did The Benefits Outweigh The Costs? The Great Wall was one of the beautiful man made wonders of Ancient China. It was made out of dirt over a span of a 2,000-year period by the Qin dynasty and the Han dynasty. Though building something of such size and greatness was quite the challenge. There were many hardships involved with the wall, though there were benefits because of the wall as well, such as protection against the Xiongnu Mongols. The costs of the Great…

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    an industrial revolution, and they needed to sell English goods to make money from costs of the revolution. Contrary to the plan, the Qing rejected British trade proposals because of a strong influence of longstanding traditions and ideas in China. First, the Chinese people already had a belief that they were the “Middle Kingdom” and therefore, they believed they were superior to all other civilizations, especially the British. The Chinese also believed that their strong economy was…

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    Many high school students today studied the Opium War, a battle that is fought between China and Britain. The end result concludes that China lost, so Britain demands reparations from China because they cut off the opium trade with Britain. The British also colonized Hong Kong and restructured the Chinese government, leaving the Chinese powerless. The concept of reparations is used worldwide, whether it be used for justice or for power. In a more modern context, an article, “The Case for…

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    Opium War In China Essay

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    The importation of Opium in China was the result of the inept Qing government, submissive foreign policies, and the determination of the British government to open up the Chinese market. The Opium War in China was disasterous to China, accelerating its downfall. The inefficient government cannot solve the problem of the widespread Opium Trade in China, which became rooted in the society, demoralizing the citizens. To begin with, the primary reason of the uncontrollable Opium trade was the…

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    The Chinese military was thoroughly unprepared for the war and was unable to defeat the technologically superior British forces and was forced to surrender in 1842. The Qing was forced to sign the Treaty of Nanjing, which marked the beginning of the treaty system as the Chinese had to negotiate with a foreign power in a situation in which they were not the superior as they had been in the tributary system. The Treaty of Nanjing was the first of the unequal treaties that were forced upon the…

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    eventually ultra-nationalism. Japan also adopted a modern army and navy instead of the Samurai. This proved to be a much easier option because it takes many years to become a Samurai, but a short amount of time to become a soldier, which makes fighting wars much more effective. The government sent the Samurai around the world to learn from westernized countries, which helped Japan adapt to the changing world. Since Japan was able to industrialize and become imperialistic, they were able to avoid…

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    Opiates Research Paper

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    Brief history of Opiates Archeological evidence fossilized poppy seeds suggest that Neanderthal man may of used the opium poppy about thirty thousand years ago. Also the first known written reference of the poppy appears in a Sumerian text from around 4000 B.C. Around 3400 B.C, the opium poppy is cultivated was lower Mesopotamia. Then, during 330 B.C, Alexander the Great introduces Opium to Persia and India. In the 15th and 16th century, it is believed Arab traders brought opium to the far…

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    between the Koguryo, Paekche and Silla. The Koguryo kingdom (37 BCE) stretching from the northern Korean Peninsula to Manchuria, was the first kingdom to adopt Buddhism in China. In the southwestern part of the peninsula, the Paekche kingdom (18 BCE) ruled and were in constant rivalry with the other two kingdoms of the period. The Silla Kingdom, which was established first in 57 BCE, was most powerful of the three and played a major role in developing Korea's cultural traditions. The Silla…

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    existence. Chinese culture was based off of Confucian theory at the time. This directly influenced the events leading up to the First Opium War. Once western traders arrived in China for the first time, foreign ideas infiltrated China and began to change the ways of life. The arrivals of westerners was essential to the tensions that rose leading to the First Opium War. The Chinese thought of the world as a square and heaven as a circle. They also believed that the Chinese nation was situated…

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