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  • China
    Monday Aug 29, 1842

    Xinhai Revolution

    The First Opium War

    China
    Monday Aug 29, 1842

    After suffering its first defeat to the West in the First Opium War in 1842, the Qing imperial court struggled to contain foreign intrusions into China. Efforts to adjust and reform the traditional methods of governance were constrained by a deeply conservative court culture that did not want to give away too much authority to reform.




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