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The Cause Of The Opium War In China

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The Opium War sparked as the Chinese tried subdue the opium trade. British sellers made large quantities of money illegally selling the drug grown in India used for Chinese teas. The drug began to be a troubling addiction in China, the addiction was causing problems in China’s social and economics. The Chinese government banned opium, killed Chinese dealers, and asked the British traders to stop. But the British didn’t agree to stop trade and demanded free trade. Later on in 1839 the war began due to Chinese warships clashing with British sellers. Advanced British gunboats attacked Chinese coastal and river ports, Chinese had no choice but to fight back with outdated war tactics making them an easy victory for the
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