Geopolitics: Imperial Ages of China & Japan. Chapter 11, Section 4. For HW (due Thursday). Reading and notes pgs 491-499. Remember the qualities of good notes Complete thoughts Well-organized Main ideas in complete sentences Historical details to support Analysis. Dynastic rule
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Chapter 11, Section 4
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/qianlong.htmlEmperor Qian Long: Letter to George III, 1793
Opium used to shift trade deficit
1821: 4,500 chests (150 lbs of extract in each) smuggled into China
1838: 40,000 chests
1842: 2 million of 400 million Chinese use opium
1881: 130 million of 370 million use opium
British easily defeated China, creating an internal breakdown.The Opium Wars (1839-1860)
Ally to the U.S.
Democratic and capitalist
Civil war (Nationalists vs. Communists)
Becomes a communist nation in 1949
Divided by the USSR and U.S.
1950-1953 Korean WarNorth Korea: isolated, dictatorship, poverty, nuclear threats
South Korea: growth, wealthy trade nationThe Cold War (1945-1990s)