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Episode
93

The Opium Wars

First published on
September 29, 2020
History
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18
minutes
China
Great Britain
Drugs
The Victorian Era

In the 19th century Britain went to war with China over the drugs, causing the downfall of ancient China and a 'century of humiliation'.

Discover what happened, why Britain did this, and why this story is vitally important if you want to understand modern China.

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