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World History II Empire Strikes Back Notes

by: Becky Stinchcomb

World History II Empire Strikes Back Notes HIST 1020

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Date Created: 02/13/16
Hist1020 February 11, 2016 What is a nation? - Language, religion, common history & traditions want to uphold, common territory (not conditions but likely defining features) The Case of India - British India - British Raj: The Jewel in the Crown  The British forbade India from trading on it sown with other countries - How to protect the colony?  Sepoys  Recruited from villages  Offered a salary - By 1850, most Indians resented that Britain owned their country - Constant racism expressed towards them by the British - Turmoil grows - New Technology- Enfield Rifle - Mangal Padney - The Indian Mutiny (Sepoy Rebellion)  Language Masters  Mutiny (british) vs. Rebellion (indian) - The Aftermath  Greater British presence  New sense of Indian Nationalism…. - The Indian National Congress  British allow the Indian people a measure of autonomy in order to decreased the chance of future uprisings  1885  1 - Indian elite only  1920s- mass movement - Muslim League  1906  Seeks Muslim political rights - Gandhi  Leader of Indian National Congress (1920s- 1930s)  Nonviolence (satyagraha)  The most apolitical, political leader Informal Empire: The Case of China - Spheres of Influence - Taiping Rebellion (1850- 1864)  Goal to overthrow the Qing dynasty - God’s Chinese Son  Hong Xiuquan  Trying to end Qing dynasty - Qing calls for help…  Charles “Chinese” Gordon  “Ever victorious army” - Technological Superiority - Qing and European Powers win  With the help of Britain and France, the Qing end the rebellion  Not before over 30 million casualties on both sides (historians actually think over 70 million but there is no way to know) - Qing Dynasty greatly weakened - Growing hatred for foreigners  Feel like everyone is against them and wants them to fail  Nationalism rises from hatred of other people - The Boxer Uprising in 1900  Peasants in Northern China  Support from high officials of Qing dynasty  Destruction of everything foreign (anything that Europeans are doing, building, growing, etc.)  Martial arts experts - The Righteous and Harmonious Fists  “Support the Qing, Destroy the Foreigner”  Qing aren’t the problem, Europeans are - Attacking Industrialization - - Boxers destroying everything - Weakened Qing… Support the Boxers  They feel like maybe they can do their jobs if they support the boxers in their destruction of the foreign powers - July 14, 1900  Eight Nation Alliance tries to put down rebellion  France, Japan, England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, and the United States - Eight- nation forces invaded Beijing  Harsh settlement  Station troops in Beijing  Huge indemnity  Russian troops in Manchuria  Until 1905 - Boxer Protocol “unequal treaty”  September 7, 1901  China has to pay reparations  Eight nation troops occupy Beijing  Larger “sphere’s of influence” - Frustrated Nationalism  China became weaker and poorer  Continuous civil wars between warlords  Western privileges in China  Humiliated and abused in the world - Revolution of 1911  October 10, 1911, Wuchang Uprising  Qing dynasty was overthrown  January 1, 1912, China became a republic - Sun YatSen (1866- 1925)  1 President of the Republic  Founder of Kuomintang  The Three Principles of the People  Nationalism  Democracy  People’s livelihood


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