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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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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User avatar #2 - mrnpc (05/05/2014) [+] (4 replies)
And everyone wonders why China hates the west
User avatar #3 - deadnanners ONLINE (05/05/2014) [+] (2 replies)
what is this from
#5 to #3 - beerholder (05/05/2014) [-]
The Victorian Era, I presume.
#6 - sirfistalot (05/05/2014) [-]
thanks op! please post more content with history description.
User avatar #12 - ilovehue (05/06/2014) [-]
IQ: -1
History: +1
User avatar #9 - undeadmaus (05/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Where's this from? Also enjoyed the desc I had done some research on that recently
User avatar #8 - theprogramer (05/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I know that girl - Jack, she went to school with me.
User avatar #11 to #8 - HaloDiego (05/05/2014) [-]
riveting tale chap
#33 - ilikewaterham (05/06/2014) [-]
That description
User avatar #19 - someponynew ONLINE (05/06/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Huh, I actually needed to re-learn that **** about the opium war...

Thanks op!
#15 - ehzio (05/06/2014) [+] (3 replies)
So is that a guy or a girl? or a fat guy with tits and cosplay as a femTARDIS
User avatar #34 - thecomkiller (05/06/2014) [-]
wtf is with the wikipedia pages in the descriptions?
#32 - rainyeyes (05/06/2014) [-]
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That description was more interesting than the original post...
#31 - theshizz (05/06/2014) [-]
She was checkin out her chest area.
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how i feel about tumblr in a nut shell. OH NO DE RED THUMBS
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**alextehdude rolled image** I kinda liked the random info in the description.
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#13 - KillerRekoil (05/06/2014) [-]
Britain's fw
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#1 - imalamp (05/05/2014) [-]
how about from the original greaser bob's?
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