The boxer rebellion

Essay by ThedanielrossHigh School, 12th grade June 2014

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The Righteous and Harmonious Fists where in the right? I can't believe in the fact that the foreign invaders caused the revolt. Once Japan defeated China in 1895, European powers responded with an order they referred to as, carving up the Chinese melon. Following the division of Africa among European powers, turned their sights to what they saw as a predominantly weak Chinese government. European countries and America began to scramble for what was referred to as spheres of interest. These spheres of interest had to do with holding leases for all railway and public advantages in varied regions of China. Russia got Port Arthur, Great Britain got the New Territories near the Hong Kong region, Germany got shantung and America received nothing.

Around 1900, after many years of submitting to the superior military of the West, the Chinese stood up for their homeland. China was a weak, backwards, country, abused by the West.

They felt that they could counter the foreign control, however reforms were useless as a result of they needed the West to assist with the reforms. However one thing sparked their confidence, and they believed themselves to be ready to conquer any foreign power. This inspiration was the Society of Harmonious Fists, usually referred to as "Boxers." Combined with individual's folks, and new weapons technology, the Chinese rebelled against the foreign powers.

In reality, the Boxer Rebellion could hardly be classified as either a rebellion or a war against the Europeans. China was mostly under control of regional Governors General these regional officers neglected the Empress Dowagers directions and put forth each effort to stop disorder or any damage harm to foreigners. The Boxer Rebellion, then, existed solely in a very few places and concentrated in Beijing. The Boxers laid seize to the foreign compound...