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... hard time for China, where they were very weak and vulnerable. Other nations had more advanced militaries than China because China wanted to stay true to their old traditions. The Boxer Rebellion weakened the Imperial government and demonstrated how un-prepared they were. Shorty after the Boxer Rebellion, the Qing dynasty ended after having control for over 250 years, and China finally became a republic. After the Boxer Rebellion was over, foreign troops remained in areas of China and many troops ravaged the countryside of Beijing looting the villages. Foreign troops continued looking for Boxers after the rebellion was over; executing anyone who they believed might be one. Although the Boxer Rebellion was not a success for the Chinese, it showed them how desperately they needed change. China is a great nation with one of the longest standing histories in the world.
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