The Catastrophe Of China in the 1900s

It all started in the 19th century when China lost the two Opium wars and the Sino-Japanese war, when China was humiliated and weak. By the late 1890s, a group of ShanDong peasants, patriotic and loyal, started the boxers rebellion by attacking the foreigners, who the boxers thought to be devils. As the rebellion spread to Beijing, the capital city of China, it was supported by the Qing government, and thousands were killed, churches and railroads were destroyed. Then the eight nations sent 20,000 troops to Beijing, facing such strong enemies, the Boxers were defeated, and the Qing government were forced to pay the consequences by the terms of the Boxer Protocol.