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This is a painting of the signing of the 'Treaty of Nanking' which ended the first Opium War! In this treaty the Qing government had to pay Britan six MILLION silver dollars for the confiscated Opium, plus 3 million dollars in debts and finally 12 million dollars for the cost of the war. Also, Hong Kong became a 'Crown Colony'(a type of colonial administration). (MS) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Nanking#

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“The Signing and Sealing of the Treaty of Nanking in the State Cabin of H.M.S. Cornwallis, 29th August, 1842” (detail), Painted by Capt. John Platt. #Treaty_of_Nanking

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The Treaty of Nanking (or Nanjing) was signed on 29 August 1842 to mark the end of the First Opium War (1839–42) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Qing Dynasty of China. It was the first of what the Chinese called the unequal treaties because Britain had no obligations in return.

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The Treaty of Nanking, widely considered to be one of the first unequal treaties. http://nanking.com/

Treaty of Nanking, 1842. The opium war between the British and the Chinese lasted between 1839 and ended with the treaty in 1842 between Queen Victoria and the Chinese Emperor Daoguang.

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This impeccable Victorian silver presentation tray honors the Treaty of Nanking, Hallmarked London, 1845. ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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Bilingual pages in the Treaty of Nanking HMS Cornwallis was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 12 May 1813 at Bombay.

The Shanghai International Settlement originated following the defeat of Qing dynasty China by the British Empire in the First Opium War (1839–1842) and the subsequent signature of the Treaty of Nanking.

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History Optional Paper- 2 Solution – 1984: Q.5 (c) – HISTORY AND GENERAL STUDIES Treaty of Nanking