may 1, 1900 - Boxer Rebellion
In May 1900, the Boxers killed foreign missionaries and besieged the foreign diplomats district in Beijing. A multinational force of European, American, and Japanese troops was sent to the Chinese capital to squash the rebellion. An initial force of 2,100 soldiers grew to more than 20,000, including 2,000 Americans. After putting down the rebellion, European powers compelled China's imperial government to pay an indemnity, or money to repair damage caused by the rebellion.
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