First Opium War

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First Opium War
Pairt o the Opium Wars
Destroying Chinese war junks, by E. Duncan (1843).jpg
The Nemesis destroyin Cheenese war junks during the Seicont Battle o Chuenpee, 7 Januar 1841
Date 18 Mairch 1839 – 29 August 1842[1]
(3 years, 5 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Location Cheenae
Result Breetish victory, Treaty o Nanking
Territorial
changes
Hong Kong Island cedit tae Breetain
Belligerents
Unitit Kinrick Unitit Kinrick
Qing Dynasty
Commanders an leaders
Strength
19,000 troops[2] 200,000 men
Casualties an losses
69 killed,
451 woondit
18,000–20,000 casualties
Casualties soorce:[2]

The First Anglo-Chinese War (1839–42), kent popularly as the First Opium War or simply the Opium War, wis foucht atween Great Breetain an Cheenae ower thair conflictin viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, an the admeenistration o justice for foreign naitionals.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Le Pichon, Alain (2006). China Trade and Empire. Oxford University Press. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-19-726337-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Martin, Robert Montgomery (1847). China: Political, Commercial, and Social; In an Official Report to Her Majesty's Government. Volume 2. James Madden. pp. 81–82.
  3. Tsang, Steve (2007). A Modern History of Hong Kong. I.B.Tauris. p. 3–13, 29. ISBN 1-84511-419-1.