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A dispute over a British vessel sailing in Chinese waters leads to the second Anglo-Chinese War

China, 1857, zoomable map
10/08/1856
A dispute over a nominally "British" vessel sailing in Chinese waters leads to the second Anglo-Chinese War (1856-58), a struggle over the opium trade and Britain's commercial presence in Asia. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
H.E.L. Mellersh, et. al., The Chronology of World History (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1995), 269.

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