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Posted March 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM via web

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What was the result of the Boxer Rebellion for China?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM (Answer #1)

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The major result of the Boxer Rebellion was that the Ch'ing Dynasty lost a great deal of credibility and power and a group of reformers gained power.

The Manchu Ch'ing Dynasty had already been deeply unpopular among Chinese.  Now, it lost most of its remaining credibility because it had not been able to either suppress the Boxers or control the foreign response.  The dynasty had to sign a very unequal treaty after the Rebellion, further weakening it in the eyes of the Chinese people.

Because of this, power started to flow to regional leaders and to radical reformers like Sun Yat-sen.  This led relatively quickly to the fall of the Ch'ing Dynasty in 1911 and the rise of conflicts in China between various warlords and political factions that would continue up until the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

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