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... into the region creating a war almost fifty years later. Yet despite the outcome and how Qianlong wrote the letter, it is a bold and a firm argument on how China did not want to be overrun by Western influence and the European nations. Backed with evidence and convincing reasons as to the Emperors refusal it is a testament to what kind of demands Britain desired, but also to how proud the Chinese government was through its sarcastic and prideful mood all throughout the letter. At the end of the letter, it is made very clear that if the advancement of trade would not benefit China in any way, then it is made sure that it would not be carried out. This manner of principle held by the Emperor and the increasing demands of England put each other at odds for the majority of history as this letter is evidence of this relationship 's ups and downs throughout the centuries.
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