The Open Door Policy in china in the Late 1800s

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the growth of international trade caused western countries to invade China in order to extend the affect of their nations. There were benefits to China as a result of growth in trade, however the involvement of foreign nations was not appreciated by the citizens and government. The United States created the Open Door policy to control China’s market and resources without approval of the Chinese government which resulted in the Boxer Rebellion. Prior to the rebellion, westernized countries conquered different sections of China in order to imperialize many of the villages throughout the country. These nations began to exert control over communities that allowed them to expand their influence. Most of the villages that were imperialized had a sea port which allowed westernized countries to dock and trade. Britain claimed Hong Kong along with four other ports; Germany focused on the Shandong territory. France had control over the south, while the north-eastern part of China was ruled by Japan. European countries greatly benefited from the...

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