title. The First Opium War (1839–42), also known as the Opium War and as the Anglo-Chinese War, was fought between Great Britain and China over their conflictin
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title. The First Opium War (1839–42), also known as the Opium War and as the Anglo-Chinese War, was fought between Great Britain and China over their conflictin

The First Opium War (1839–42), also known as the Opium War and as the Anglo-Chinese War, was fought between Great Britain and China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice for foreign nationals.

Prior to the conflict Chinese officials wished to end the spread of opium, and confiscated around 20,000 chests of opium (approximately 1.21 million kilograms or 2.66 million lb) from British traders. The British government, although not officially denying China's right to control imports of the drug, objected to this seizure and used its military power to enforce violent redress.

In 1842, the Treaty of Nanking—the first of what the Chinese later called the unequal treaties—granted an indemnity to Britain, the opening of five treaty ports, and the cession of Hong Kong Island, thereby ending the trade monopoly of the Canton System. The failure of the treaty to satisfy British goals of improved trade and diplomatic relations led to the Second Opium War (1856–60). The war is now considered in China as the beginning of modern Chinese history.

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#6 - sirfistalot (05/05/2014) [-]
thanks op! please post more content with history description.
User avatar #2 - mrnpc (05/05/2014) [-]
And everyone wonders why China hates the west
#22 to #2 - xnotcreative (05/06/2014) [-]
Which is a shame.

My babies half Chinese/Russian, and he's so damn adorable.
User avatar #28 to #2 - tastywheat (05/06/2014) [-]
When you go on television (A show were comedy is the focus) and dress up in unquie outfit, what do you expect?
User avatar #29 to #28 - swagloon (05/06/2014) [-]
The description.
User avatar #30 to #29 - tastywheat (05/06/2014) [-]
mother of god im retarded
User avatar #12 - ilovehue ONLINE (05/06/2014) [-]
IQ: -1
History: +1
User avatar #9 - undeadmaus (05/05/2014) [-]
Where's this from? Also enjoyed the desc I had done some research on that recently
User avatar #10 to #9 - chexlemeneux (05/05/2014) [-]
Comic Book Men. It's a really funny show on AMC with Kevin Smith.
#33 - ilikewaterham (05/06/2014) [-]
That description
User avatar #19 - someponynew (05/06/2014) [-]
Huh, I actually needed to re-learn that **** about the opium war...

Thanks op!
User avatar #35 to #19 - HaloDiego (05/06/2014) [-]
I got chu homie
#15 - ehzio ONLINE (05/06/2014) [-]
So is that a guy or a girl? or a fat guy with tits and cosplay as a femTARDIS
User avatar #16 to #15 - dsendz ONLINE (05/06/2014) [-]
the TARDIS is female
User avatar #17 to #16 - ehzio ONLINE (05/06/2014) [-]
in one episode the TARDIS had the BODY of a female. that SheMan hero of the East L.A. is not the Tardis
User avatar #18 to #17 - dsendz ONLINE (05/06/2014) [-]
I know even the TARDIS in all it infinite glory couldn't dream of being as big as that ham planet
#14 - anon (05/06/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** Homestuck yo
**anonymous rolled image** Homestuck yo
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User avatar #25 to #14 - Jabberwocky (05/06/2014) [-]
is cancer
User avatar #27 - tastywheat (05/06/2014) [-]
how i feel about tumblr in a nut shell. OH NO DE RED THUMBS
User avatar #34 - thecomkiller (05/06/2014) [-]
wtf is with the wikipedia pages in the descriptions?
#32 - rainyeyes (05/06/2014) [-]
**rainyeyes rolled image**

That description was more interesting than the original post...
#31 - theshizz (05/06/2014) [-]
She was checkin out her chest area.
User avatar #21 - walala (05/06/2014) [-]
sauce
User avatar #26 to #21 - ccrusie (05/06/2014) [-]
Comicbook men, on AMC. Also, the beard guy (Bryan Johnson from the podcast "Tell Em Steve Dave") is funny as **** .
#20 - alextehdude ONLINE (05/06/2014) [-]
**alextehdude rolled image** I kinda liked the random info in the description.
#13 - KillerRekoil (05/06/2014) [-]
Britain's fw
User avatar #8 - theprogramer (05/05/2014) [-]
I know that girl - Jack, she went to school with me.
User avatar #11 to #8 - HaloDiego (05/05/2014) [-]
riveting tale chap
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User avatar #3 - deadnanners (05/05/2014) [-]
what is this from
User avatar #4 to #3 - hirollin (05/05/2014) [-]
comic book men I believe
#5 to #3 - beerholder (05/05/2014) [-]
The Victorian Era, I presume.
#1 - imalamp ONLINE (05/05/2014) [-]
how about from the original greaser bob's?
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