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Russian Infantry,Boxer Rebellion 1900 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72018

Theme: Military

Era : 1900-1913

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Yihetuan uprising against foreign interference in the economy, domestic politics and religious life of China in 1898-1901.
At first, the authorities were against the rebels, then supported them, but in the end, Empress Cixi went over to the side of the Eight Powers Alliance, which crushed the uprising. As a result, China became even more dependent on foreign states, which affected its political and economic development in the first half of the 20th century.
Name of the campaign in Russia of that period: Chinese campaign, Chinese war.
Since the beginning of the 19th century, Western European states, primarily Great Britain, began to penetrate China, seeking to establish control over Chinese markets. The Qing Empire could not withstand technologically superior powers, as a result of which it suffered a number of diplomatic and military defeats and, by the end of the 19th century, was actually in the position of a semi-colony.
Neither the traditional closeness of society, nor the "policy of self-reinforcement", which was carried out by analogy with the reforms of Emperor Meiji in Japan, helped China to protect itself from European penetration.
The division of China began with the defeat of the empire in the First Opium War, as a result of which the first unequal treaty was imposed on the Chinese government. From the middle of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, China signed about 13 unequal treaties with Japan, the United States and European countries. As a result, the state lost many seaports, became isolated in foreign policy, and a stream of missionaries poured into the country, who did not always treat the local culture and religious traditions with due respect.
Partition of China by European powers and Japan. Caricature from the 1890s
An extremely painful reaction of the population was caused by foreign penetration into the northern regions - into the provinces of Zhili, Shandong and Manchuria, where changes in the economy and social situation were too serious. Due to the construction of railways, the introduction of postal and telegraph communications, and the growth of imports of factory goods, numerous workers in traditional modes of transport and communications lost their jobs: boatmen, carters, porters, drivers, guards and caretakers of messenger services. In addition, the construction of the CER and SUMZhD threatened to leave many thousands of people employed in the cart trade without income. The routes of the laid roads destroyed the fields, destroyed houses and cemeteries. The penetration of European (including Russian), Japanese and American goods into the Chinese domestic market accelerated the destruction of the handicraft industry.