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What Was The Effect On China Of The Boxer Rebellion?

What were the results of the Boxer Rebellion?

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The Boxer Rebellion broke out in China in 1900. A group of people in China was upset with the amount of Western and Japanese influence in China. They believed the amount of foreign influence was a threat to their way of life and was responsible for the poor economic conditions in which they lived. Thus, they began to attack and kill foreigners and to destroy property in an attempt to get them to leave China.

The United States was concerned about the Boxer Rebellion. We feared the Boxer Rebellion would encourage other colonial powers to try to take over China. We were worried that we would no longer be able to trade with China. The United States encouraged the colonial powers not to invade China but to accept Chinese reparations instead. China agreed to pay over $330 million to the foreign countries. China was banned from importing weapons for two years, and those who were connected with Boxer Rebellion would be punished. The Boxer Rebellion eventually led to the downfall of the Qing Dynasty. In 1912, the Republic of China was formed.

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The implementation of the atrocious anti-foreign and anti-Christian policy by the then governor resulted in the genocide of Christians who denounced Confucianism, a philosophical and religious doctrine traditionally subscribed to by Chinese. Scores of victims including missionaries and followers from various Christian denominations succumbed to the anti-imperialists’ anger and hatred.

Economically, China stalled as a result of the hefty amount of money it had to part with as indemnity for all losses incurred during the uprising. China had to carry the indemnity burden for 39 years and spent money that would have been...

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