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    The Opium Wars

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    have been external, such as the Opium Wars. The Opium Wars were two conflicts between China and Britain which arose when one of China's officials, Lin Zexu, had attempted to suppress the opium trade after British merchants began smuggling opium into China in order to balance their purchases of tea for export to Britain. China's defeat against the British during the Opium Wars resulted in economic, social and political changes which had created a deep impact on China. The Opium Wars had marked a new stage in China's relation with…

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    Opium Trade

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    trade. The opium trade is one of the largest dug markets in the world. The issue of personal is related to the private smuggling operations of the opium drug trade, which are an international crime. More so, there are private poppy farms that define the illegal of land to produce the drug. More so, the policy issues related to the opium trade involve a lack of governmental funding as a means of providing more law enforcement and military regulation of the drug trade. This was an important policy…

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    “During the 2006-2007 poppy growing season, Afghanistan produced a world record opium poppy crop that yielded 8,200 MT of illicit opium—an estimated 93% of the world’s supply.” In an article from USA Today, opium addicts are interviewed and give reasons for their initial opium addiction. Some discuss the fact that opium is the only drug that effectively relieves their pain. Others comment on the guilt they feel for contributing to their children becoming addicts. Many women watch their…

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    Opium Research Paper

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    Opium is an astringent, yellowish-cocoa, immovably addictive sedative prescription masterminded from the dried juice of unripe instances of the opium poppy and containing alkaloids, for instance, morphine, codeine, and papaverine. It is conceivably a champion amongst the most adaptable medicines known thank to its rule element altering, morphenine, opium smothers torment, produces pleasure, activates rest and lessens inconvenience. In the long history of opium use far and wide, people searching…

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    Lin Zexu Opium

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    A letter written to Queen Victoria by a Chinese official concerning the trade of Opium between Britain and China is the primary document that I have chosen to use. Lin Zexu, the author of the letter, discusses three points about the trade. Firstly, the letter touches upon Britain’s true intentions for the continuous shipment of the illegal cargo. The author begins to discuss the effects of the Opium and accuses Britain to be solely focused on making a profit on China’s destruction. Secondly, the…

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    Opium In Afghanistan

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    discourage the production of opium in Afghanistan, the United States should encourage the licit production of the drug for medical purposes. According to the International Narcotics Control Board, 80% of the world’s population faced a shortage of opium based medicines. Opium is the key ingredient in producing demerol, codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and non-medicinal heroine used to wean substance abusers off of the drug. Aside from saving billions of dollars a year by halting the…

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    Opium In China

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    Opium Problem China had for centuries lived as an independent and self-satisfied nation that produced all the goods that it needed. The Chinese silk, tea and porcelain were coveted items that brought in much wealth from Western nations. As a result England found its stock of silver depleting. To add to its woes, there were little English products that enticed the Chinese nation, so to put a curb on the silver outflow the English deployed a clever plan. They introduced an addictive drug known as…

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    Opium War

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    The primary source I have selected includes the account of the opium war from the perspective of a Chinese government official Wei Yuan. The author E.H. Parker translated the last two chapters of Wei Yuan’s book Shengwuji in his book Chinese Account of the Opium War. Published in the Great Britain in 1888, the book came 40 years later than the original narrative from the orient, which was written immediately after the opium war between the Great Britain and China. The hard copy of this document…

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    supplemented and modified with the further process of research. First, in order to investigate the supply side of the opium commerce and the macroscopic background of colonial Hong Kong, the official governmental documents and archives will be consulted in this research. The preliminary list for this category contains: (1) The Historical and Statistical Abstract of the Colony of Hong Kong, 1841-1930; (2) Hong Kong Government Annual Reports, 1845-1941; (3) The Hong Kong Government Gazette,…

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    Illegal Opium Markets

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    To fully investigate the impact of global relations the example of both illegal and legal opiates will be discussed. Throughout history, opium has been used for medicinal purposes making it a very tradeable commodity with a high net worth. This has led to the trade in both legal and illegal global markets. This essay will show how power, violence and harm together with global and local markets have been affected. It is important to understand the fundamental difference between legal and…

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