Boxer Rebellion When Japan defeated China in 1895, European powers answered with an order they called, ? carving up the Chinese melon.? followers the division of Africa among European powers, they turned their sights to what they saw as an super weak Chinese government. European powers and the States began to scramble for what was called ?spheres of involution.? These spheres of interest involved holding leases for all railway and public advantages in different regions of China. Russia got Port Arthur, Britain got the New Territories near the Hong Kong region, Germany got Shantung and America got nothing.
America was focusing largely on Guam and the Philippines and had missed the opportunity and so insisted on the ?open-door policy? in China were commercial opportunities were evenly available to all Western powers and the political and territorial equity of China stayed intact. The imperial court responded to this foreign threat by giving aid to various secret soc...If you want to make for a full essay, order it on our website: Orderessay
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