Question - What did the Boxer Rebellion cause?

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The Boxer Rebellion was a militant uprising within China that lasted from 1898 to 1900. The Boxers focused their anger on anything foreign, particularly Christian missionaries and foreign or Western technology. Many in China saw foreign influence as a corrupting force that was weakening China's culture and government. China agreed to pay over $330 million to the foreign countries. China was banned from importing weapons for two years, and those who were connected with Boxer Rebellion would be punished. The Boxer Rebellion eventually led to the downfall of the Qing Dynasty. Increased support by other Western nations for the Open Door Policy in China. Resulted in the establishment of U. S. military bases in China. U. S. influence in China increased as other European nations ceased trading in China. The Boxer Rebellion was caused by the following factors: Western Powers: The Opium War (1839-1842) forced China to grant commercial concessions at first to Great Britain and then to other countries opening China to foreign trade. The Opium War also resulted in widespread opium addiction in China. The society's original aim was to destroy the ruling Qing dynasty and privileged Westerners in China. Anti-foreign forces who won control of the Chinese government persuaded the Boxers to end their fight against the dynasty and join them to destroy foreigners.

The Boxer Rebellion targeted both the Manchu dynasty in China and the influence of European powers within China. Though the Boxer Rebellion failed but it did enough to stir up national pride within China itself. In 1895, China had been defeated by Japan.

Boxer Rebellion: Aftermath The Boxer Rebellion formally ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol on September 7, 1901. The Qing dynasty, established in 1644, was weakened by the Boxer Rebellion. Following an uprising in 1911, the dynasty came to an end and China became a republic in 1912.

The Open Door policy was a statement of principles initiated by the United States in 1899 and 1900. It called for protection of equal privileges for all countries trading with China and for the support of Chinese territorial and administrative integrity.

November 2, 1899 – September 7, 1901

A rebellion originates from a sentiment of indignation and disapproval of a situation and then manifests itself by the refusal to submit or to obey the authority responsible for this situation.

The earliest evidence of boxing dates back to Egypt around 3000 BC. The sport was introduced to the ancient Olympic Games by the Greeks in the late 7th century BC, when soft leather thongs were used to bind boxers' hands and forearms for protection.

The name "Boxer" is supposedly derived from the breed's tendency to play by standing on its hind legs and "boxing" with its front paws. According to Andrew H. Brace's Pet owner's guide to the Boxer, this theory is the least plausible explanation. At that time the spelling "baxer" equalled "boxer".

The Eight-Nation Alliance was a multi-national military coalition set up in response to the Boxer Rebellion crisis in Imperial China in 1900. The forces consisted of approximately 45, 000 troops from eight nations of German Empire, Japan, Russia, Britain, France, the United States, Italy and Austria-Hungary.

Due to mutual jealousies between the powers, it was agreed that China would not be partitioned further, and in September 1901, the Peking Protocol was signed, formally ending the Boxer Rebellion.

Boxer Rebellion Date 2 November 1899 – 7 September 1901 (1 year, 10 months, 5 days) Location North China Result Allied victory Boxer Protocol signed

The Boxer Protocol, signed in 1901 following China's unsuccessful attempt to expel all foreigners from the country during the Boxer Rebellion (1900), provided for the stationing of foreign troops at key points between Beijing and the sea.

November 2, 1899 – September 7, 1901