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The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost. Read More
The city of Port Arthur now a part of Dalian at the tip of the Liaodong peninsular, played a significant part in the interplay between foreign powers in the late 19th century. It was called Port Arthur by the British and its strategic position commanding the sea routes into Tianjin and the Manchurian provinces made it a prized position. In the Battle of Port Arthur Japan and Russia fought each other for control (1904-5) and Japan became the victors with control over the port and the whole province. At the defeat of Japan in World War 2 it was leased to Russia 1945-54. Read More
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