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feb 5, 1856 - Second Opium War, 1856-1860

Description:

-Pretext: western missionary killed and the France and UK demand retribution but China unwilling bc missionary was illegally working
-1858, china enters negotiations to end war but Emperor refuses bc it makes him look weak
-1860, france and uk go to Beijing (Imperial capital) and imperial family flees

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Date:

feb 5, 1856
Now
~ 163 years ago
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