Chapter 15 World History Notes

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What happened during the Opium war?

The brits were paying for tea in silver and were losing money and so they started importing opium and selling it to Chinese, who got mad because their citizens were getting high on drugs so they fought them

Why did the Quing Dynasty collapse

due to external pressures from west and internal unrest, corruption, population growth, and food shortages

Where did the Brits open a port

Hong Kong

What are the areas where imperial powers had exclusive trading rights, for Britain France Germany Russia and Japan

Spheres of Influence

Gave all countries more equal access to trade with China

Open Door Policy

What happened when they didn't like western cultural and killed foreign missionaries and Chinese Catholics, was put down by a coalition of imperial forces

Boxer Rebellion

Who was the first westerner to enter Japan and led to the opening of several ports for Japan

Commodore Matthew Perry

This transformed Japan into a modern industrial nation

Meiji Restoration

How was Japan a industrial nation?

mandatory army, universal education, great freedom for women, western clothes, dances, sports,

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