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Opium War

noun
1.
a war between Great Britain and China that began in 1839 as a conflict over the opium trade and ended in 1842 with the Chinese cession of Hong Kong to the British, the opening of five Chinese ports to foreign merchants, and the grant of other commercial and diplomatic privileges in the Treaty of Nanking.
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  • Consult an English history or a cyclopædia and learn about the Opium War.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The Opium War in 1841 is not a thing to be remembered by England with pride.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • The "Opium War" between Great Britain and China continued during intervals separated by periods of negotiation.

  • Then word came from China that the "Opium War" would make it folly to attempt to enter the country.

    The Majesty of Calmness William George Jordan
  • From a cyclopædia read the following topics: The Opium War, Commodore Perry's expedition.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • It is dawning on us that religious persecution in 1492 is no more frightful than slavery in 1860 or an Opium War in 1843.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The famous Commissioner Lin, whose energetic proceedings gave rise to the Opium War, is dead.

  • For instance, they drag in the miscalled Opium War and ring the changes upon it.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • The island was ceded by China to Great Britain in 1842, after the conclusion of the Opium War.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • It is really a sand spit, surrounded by water, which was made over to the foreigners after the Opium War.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch

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