Chapter 26 – Ottoman & China Decline QUESTIONS
Write all your responses using your own words. No copying and pasting. THINK about what you are reading and writing. This will all pay off on the final exam.
” The Opium War, also called the Anglo-Chinese War, was the most humiliating defeat China ever suffered. In European history, it is perhaps the most sordid, base, and vicious event in European history, possibly, just possibly, overshadowed by the excesses of the Third Reich in the twentieth century.
By the 1830’s, the English had become the major drug-trafficking criminal organization in the world; very few drug cartels of the twentieth century can even touch the England of the early nineteenth century in sheer size of criminality.”
Click HERE for explanation and analysis of the destabilizing Opium War in Qing China at the end of the 19th C.
If you’re interested, HERE are the guidelines for the 2007 Compare & Contrast question you’re doing this weekend. Go to the last page of the PDF to find the relevant info.
For those of you who weren’t in class, HERE is the essay question. Section C (ie. compare and contrast essay) is due Tueday, written to AP standards.