In the 19th Century British planned to invade China for economic reasons. It had no motives to conquer the state rather entice it to accept a free trade. The country was rich in tea which was in high demand not only in Britain but all over the world. China also had porcelain and silk which the Britons envied. The intruders did not have enough silver to buy the commodities thus opted for a barter system. Consequently, a war between the two states occurred. It was fought between 1848 and 1852 with China becoming unsuccessful due advanced military competence of Britons. The signing of an agreement between them then followed, and British was additionally awarded extraterritorial rights by China. However, the imperialism in China was a positive thing to the natives because it introduced trade and much education in the region which opened up opportunities.
There were many Jews who chose to stay while others flee their home countries looking for shelter. “It was not until 1941 that official German policy encouraged Jews to leave the country by making life in Germany increasingly difficult for them. Jews were forbidden from working in certain professions and renting or owning homes in many places; they could not hold on to their financial assets and could not move freely” (America, 2017). As a result of these policies along with a hateful campaign filled with anti-Semitic propaganda and increasingly violent climate, life in Germany was impossible for many Jews.
Once the disaster of Kristallnacht struck, leaving many Jews destitute, they needed more attention directed towards them. As Great Britain was believed to be a world power, it hoped that its refugee acceptation would influence other nations in regards to their refugee policies. British politician and foreign secretary, Lord Halifax, proposed “that an act of generosity might have the benefit of prompting the United States to accept additional immigrants” also (Oppenheimer, 2007). At first, however, the British Parliament had great debates after the British Jewish Refugee Committee called for actions about accepting any refugees, for the UK, like most, also ignored the migrants. The controversy occurred as British had recently placed a mandatory quota on Jewish immigration to Palestine. However, several factors (awareness of anti-Jewish murders, pro- Jewish understandings) added to the choice to allow an unspecified number of children under age 17 to enter the United Kingdom (“Britannica”, 2016). Once the acceptance was reduced to children, more citizens began accepting the proposal. Children became the sympathized group, and many wanted to spare the children from the school where "non-Jewish children were taught to love Hitler and to hate Jews" (Hodge,
China’s people and officials regarded the British as barbarians which was a lasting effect. Another effect of the opium trade had been the Opium Wars. During this time Lin Zexu had been a senior official that was sent by the emperor Daoguang in order to suppress illegal trade of opium. Zexu sates that “by what right do they … use this poisonous drug to injure the Chinese people?” (Document 4). A lasting effect of the opium wars are laws that were placed between Britain and China as well as the treated that was signed. This treaty was known as The Treaty of Nanjing. It lists the processes of how the merchandise is handled as well as the countries that can handle the merchandise. It also discusses the price of the opium and how it is to be dealt with. The treaty also states that “Her Britannic Majesty’s forces will retire from Nanjing and the Grand Canal and will no longer molest or stop the trade in China” (Document 5). This is another effect of the first Opium War. These are some aspects of the lasting effects of the opium trade between Britain and
Mass incarceration has had a huge impact in the United States on a multitude of levels. The costs of many people in jail has had a huge impact on the U.S. economy. Using taxpayers money for funding mass incarceration has left less money for other programs much needed in our society, such as higher education and health care. Mass incarceration has broken up families and led to the decay of communities. Without a doubt, mass incarceration has impacted the lives of African Americans. This group of people has been the most affected by this phenomenon. (Human Rights Watch & Golvin, 2008).
June 19th, 1865 two and a half years after president Abraham lincoln announced the abolishment of slavery and the last slaves in Texas were set free. Unfortunately slavery did not end there, the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery on land and created slavery in jails. In the 20th century the jails population was a flatline until the early 1970s the era named “war on drugs” which created a mass incarceration. In the 1970’s the U.S jail population was around 357,292 incarcerated but due to mass incarceration by the 1990’s the jail population was up to 1,179,200.
The Treat of Nanking was established in 1842 to end the first Opium War between Britain and China. This affected the Chinese by forcing them to open up more trade to other countries and lowered tariffs. This was considered the “unequal treaty” by the Chinese as they lost the war.
How could the United States imprison thousands of innocent people without cause? During World War II, Japan may have posed a threat to Americans, however, the US government unnecessarily rounded up all citizens of Japanese descent and sent them to live in internment camps. They had not committed any crime. They had not done anything wrong. The United States simply decided it was better to be safe than sorry, on the off chance that there was a spy among them. They should not have imprisoned these Japanese descendants in part because imprisoning innocent people contradicts the purpose of a war for freedom. In addition, the US forced them to leave their hard earned homes and live in deplorable conditions.
Just like during the First World War, United States wanted to stay neutral. After the Pearl Harbor attack, that wasn’t the case anymore. United States went full throttle into the war and everyday life was drastically changed. Everyday necessities such as food, gas, and clothing were dramatically rationed, women found jobs as electricians, welders, and riveters. People started to collect scrap metal to help build the proper equipment for the war effort. One major change in the United States was the treatment of German Americans. Everyone knows about the treatment of Japanese Americans, but German Americans had it just as bad if not worse.(Heinrich) German Americans had the property confiscated, had registration requirements, and travel restrictions. Even though German Americans had nothing to do with world war 2, They were still considered enemy aliens, put into internment camps, and had their civil liberties taken away.
During World War 2 there were so many chaoses around the world. One of the most outrageous events that happened is the internment of Germans. The U.S. should have never brought up the idea of sending Germans and Americans with German background in internment camps just because they were with Germany. There were too many Germans living in the U.S., many of them were loyal to the U.S. and were against the Nazis, and they were being discriminated without providing a real reason.
Over 60,000 German Jews immigrated to Palestine during the 1930’s; this soon began to become a problem for the British who controlled it. They refused to allow anymore-large quantities of European Jews to immigrate into Palestine. This was because the British were worried about angering Arab leaders in Palestine and therefore in 1939 the British created a policy called the White Paper which severely limited the number of Jews allowed to come into Palestine to about only 10,000 a
On March 9, 1933, a few weeks after Hitler accepted force, the initially sorted out assaults on German rivals of the administration and on Jews broke out crosswise over Germany. Under two weeks after the fact, Dachau, the principal Nazi inhumane imprisonment, was opened. Arranged close Munich, Dachau turned into a position of internment for German Jews, Communists, Socialists, and liberals – anybody whom the Reich considered its foe. It turned into the model for the system of inhumane imprisonments that would be built up later by the Nazis.
The appointment of Lin Tse-hsu as Imperial Commissioner at Canton was the catalyst that changed the trajectory of Chinese-British relations. Tse-hsu immediately began to shut down the opium trade at its source by exposing and punishing corrupt officials and seizing opium supplies without compensation. He wrote a letter to Queen Victoria requesting Britain forego further opium imports to China, citing Britain's banning of its use and trade within its own borders (Hooker). The Queen's refusal enraged Tse-hsu and he threatened to end trade with Britain altogether. Britain responded by using their superior military might to compel them to keep trade channels open and to remove the many trade restrictions currently in place, thus beginning the first opium war. It is important to note that the opium trade was merely the final straw amongst a heap of British-Chinese tensions. With a decisive victory in 1842, the Chinese were forced to sign the Treaty of Nanking, which significantly reduced their autonomy and awarded the British favorable trading conditions. However, by 1856, the British felt China was not abiding by the terms of the treaty and launched another campaign, the second opium war, that ended in 1860, and reduced China to something more
Life for WWI prisoners sucked because they would have to stay months or years in captivity because they were caught on enemies territory or just being stupid and walked over there to get caught. Germany who caught the enemies people would have a job like farming, mining, logging, or the railroad to spend their time while their locked up from the war. Which I would think it would be better than actually being in the war. Some prisoners were experiencing depression and wanted to probably kill themselves to get out of the harsh environment. The English camp had it pretty rough because they had a lot of people ad didn't know what to do with them because they were gonna be there for months or even year. The English were in parades 3 times a day