Qing Dynasty: the economy before and after the Opium Wars

Qing Dynasty

Qing empire began to slowly decline

1800

Early 1800's

the Qing were rude to Westerners; did not want to trade with them

1800

Opium becomes illegal

1800

The British need more opium

1830

First Opium War

1839

The British attack Guangdong

1840

The British attacked Guangdong, which is in the south of China, because the Chinese stopped helping England.

Qing emperor asks everyone to stop helping the British

1840

He asked foreigners and citizens in China.

The British win the first Opium War

1841

The British take over Hong Kong

1841

The British and Chinese signed the Treaty of Nanking

1842

The second Opium War fought between China, England, and France

1856

France was teamed up with the British

Battle of Palikao

1860

British and French troops destroyed the Chinese