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  • opium - 698 Words
    The Opium Tragedy Since the US invasion of Afghanistan the opium output in the region has increased over five thousand percent. The mass production of opium began with the US backed overthrow of the secular government in Afghanistan and escalated expeditiously with the ensuing civil war. Before this the Taliban had banned the use of narcotics and kept poppy cultivation low. But the Taliban required military funding for the conflicts and what better way is there to obtain billions of dollars...
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  • Opium Wars - 2262 Words
    Opium war From the 18th century Asia became a victim of European imperialism. By the 19th century Britain had acquired control over India and Burma and France controlled indo-china and the Dutch gained stronghold in Indonesia. By this time USA along with other European nations began paying serious attention towards eastward nations like china and Japan. Their aim was to open these Asian nations as a field for their economic expansion. Predominant in trade between the western countries...
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  • Opium War - 988 Words
    Jeffrey Koala Revolutionary China Professor Lu 6/12/07 THE INEVITABILITY OF THE OPIUM WAR BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA The Opium War, which began in 1839, pitted two of history's most independently industrious strongholds against each other. It was not only hugely detrimental to China's potential of progress, but was as well equally as unavoidably inevitable. The War also had major consequences to the later relations between China and Britain. The brutal fighting that ensued...
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  • Opium War - 726 Words
    I agree to a small extent. The Opium War did affect China’s economy. From Source B, I can infer that the Opium Wars made China richer. The source mentioned that the export of tea from China increased 42,000,000kg in 1855 from only 7,500,000kg in 1843, an increase of more than 500%. This showed that the trade increased. With more trade, there would be more money which were gained from the trades. Furthermore, more trade also means more jobs for the Chinese. Therefore, the Chinese will be able...
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  • Opium Wars - 1701 Words
    Drugs have been around for hundreds of years and it modifies normal body functions depending on the drug. During the 19th century, the Chinese had become a victim under the dangerous drug of Opium. When opium was first introduce in China it was like any other drug, addictive and harmful to the human body but the Chinese weren’t aware of the opium negative effects. Opium the narcotic drug is derived of from immature seed pods of poppy plants. Opium was used for pain relieving, it was one of the...
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  • The Opium War - 649 Words
    The Opium War The Opium War, directed by Jin Xie, paints a rather impartial account of the Opium War, starting with the appointment of Lin Zexu to end the opium trade in China to the signing of the Treaty of Nanking. This film seemed to fairly depict the faults of both the Chinese and the British during the 1830's and up to 1842. That said, The Opium War illustrated two important factors that both helped to promote the conflict and eventual military confrontation between China and Britain....
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  • Opium Wars - 394 Words
    The Opium War, also called the Anglo-Chinese War, was the most humiliating defeat China ever suffered. In European history, it is perhaps the most sordid, base, and vicious event in European history, possibly, just possibly, overshadowed by the excesses of the Third Reich in the twentieth century. By the 1830's, the English had become the major drug-trafficking criminal organization in the world; very few drug cartels of the twentieth century can even touch the England of the early nineteenth...
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  • Opium Trade: Impact of the Opium War on Chinese Imports
    How has the First Opium War affect China’s imports? During the Qing dynasty, the Qing government wasn’t very fond of trade or any kind of contact with the outside world. If they found something they disliked, they would destroy it or throw it away. Britain was facing a problem at this time: they wanted silk, and porcelain, which were mainly in China. At the same time though, China didn’t really want any of Britain’s items. Britain was paying for all the Chinese items with silver, the only...
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  • Coffee, Tea, or Opium
    "Coffee, Tea, or Opium?" In "Coffee, Tea, or Opium," the authors main point is that even at this point in history some rulers felt that drug importation throughout other countries was immoral for their economic and social status. China's commissioner for foreign trade, Lin Zexu wanted to stop the illegal importation of opium into his country. Lin saw that the opium trade was damaging the publics health and was bleeding China of its wealth. The emperor of Manchu had given Lin extensive power...
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  • Opium Study Sheet - 1191 Words
    Opium Study Sheet Opium General term for all opiates Opiate Any alkaloid found in the opium poppy plant Alkaloid Organic compound containing basic nitrogen atoms Opium poppy plant Also known as common garden poppy Produces poppy seeds Grows large green pods before blooming If cut, latex leaks out Once latex dries (oxidizes) it becomes smokeable tar This tar is what the Chinese bought and what caused the opium wars Refined raw opium Morphine Always present in opium Pure...
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  • DBQ: Opium in China - 1735 Words
     DBQ: Opium in China While most of the Western Hemisphere was undergoing drastic advancements, such as former colonies gaining their independence and transforming into more modernized nations, a lot of mishaps were occurring in the Eastern Hemisphere—China, specifically—a nation that was notorious for its isolation from foreign influences. European nations began to greedily eye China’s abundance of desirable resources, such as tea, porcelain, and silk. However, China had very little need...
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  • 2nd Millennium and Century Opium
    History of Opium Opium is a narcotic drug prepared from the juice of the opium poppy, Pa paver somniferum, a plant probably indigenous in the south of Europe and western Asia, but now so widely cultivated that its original habitat is uncertain. The medicinal properties of the juice have been recognized from a very early period. It was known to Theophrastus and appears in his time to have consisted of an extract of the whole plant, since Dioscorides, about A.D. 77,...
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  • Opium Wars Lecture - 1034 Words
    Opium Wars When the British decided to attack the Chinese because they were refusing to buy opium, as it was considered an attack on free trade and private property, they go to war. The British official in China doesn’t want opium sold, but he is so outclassed that he cannot figure out a way to get the British out of the opium trade. The current dynasty, the Manchus, are not actually Chinese. The Confucian scholars are supposed to repair after the war, but the Chinese are weaker than they...
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  • Trade and Opium War - 3961 Words
    INTRODUCTION The British opium trade in China started the world’s very first drug war, in the 19th century. Known as the Opium War, many people also refer to it as the Anglo-Chinese War. Opium is a preparation made from the juice of poppy seedpods, and used to produce heroin. The drug was mainly produced in and shipped from the East Indies to China by British merchants. This addictive drug had gotten many Chinese badly hooked by the early 1800s. In the 15th century, when opium was first...
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  • Pre-Modern China and Opium Wars
    After watching the video Legitimacy to the Qing * Increased China’s size * Safety assured * Population triples, 120 to 300 million > 1. Malthusian Trap 2. Unemployment, leads to crime, drug abuse especially Opium, this drug is not made in China, the son of Kangxi had decided that they would not make opium illegal, but they had forbid its use in non-medical use. 3. Bad Weather, it is not the people’s fault but it is important given that if the government do not spend...
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  • Thomas Dequincey - the Essays of an Opium Eater
    Thomas De Quincey: The Essays of an Opium Eater In his own words he spent his life “selling knowledge”. Did he not understand his potential or did his potential not give him enough self determination? He was born Thomas Quincey in 1785 to a textile importer in Manchester, England. One of eight children, he was the fifth child and second son. His struggles began as a young child and continued throughout his long life. He was a sickly child suffering from the whooping cough. He would...
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  • Opium Poppy Control Act of 1942
    The Opium Poppy control act of 1942 Tony Curtis Opium is an addictive drug made from poppy plants. It is used both for a narcotic and medicinal uses as an analgesic to reduce pain without loss of consciousness. Opium contains morphine, codeine, noscapine, papaverine and thebaine. The psychological effects of opium have been known since circa 4,000 B.C. by the ancient Sumerians who used symbols such as ‘joy’ for poppy. In the 17th century opium use in China grew based on the introduction of...
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  • Discussing the Justification of Both Sides on the Outbreak of the Opium War
    The Opium War, according to almost every historian nowadays, is considered to be the first military clash between China and the western powers and a key event which marked the end of the “Middle Kingdom” supremacy. However, discussing about the beginning of the war, many was still trying to explain the “excuses” for the outbreak of the war. The Chinese and the British, they both have their own justification, which both seem really reasonable. For the Chinese Emperor, his justification for...
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  • Why Were There Three Opium Wars in China
    were there three Opium Wars in China during the 19th century? The Opium Wars were a series of three wars between the Chinese and the British; primarily fought in regard to the illegal trade of opium in China during the 19th century. They manifested the conflicting natures of both nations and demonstrated China's misconceptions of its own superiority. The Opium Wars resulted in the humiliating defeat of the Chinese to a country they considered to be "barbarians". There were many problems...
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  • Opium War: Was Britain completely in the wrong?
    The British were wrong by taking the option of trading opium because by trading opium, they would be jeopardising the wellbeing of an entire country. But they only did it because the Chinese were refusing to trade, so therefore it is only partially Britains fault. The "Opium War" also known as the Anglo-Chinese war began in 1839. It started as a conflict over trading between Britain and China. China was refusing to trade because they didn't need anything. Eventually the British were able to...
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  • Ib Internal Assessment - the Causes of the Opium War
    A: Plan of Investigation What are the causes of the Opium War which occurred in 1839-1842? When the Chinese decided to ban the opium trade, wars broke out due to conflicts between China and Britain. The aim of this investigation is to analyze the causes of the first Opium War, as it will cover the circumstances of China through that period, and the condition of China with Britain during the war. The analysis will specify what triggered the Opium War and briefly on the impact behind this...
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  • how far was imperialism the cause of the first opium wars in china?
    How far was imperialism the cause of the first Opium War in China 1839-1842? The Opium Wars in China are said to have been caused by a number of factors, none more so than China’s opinion of Britain. Connections between the two countries began through trading and naturally an awareness of the British people came about . However it was shown that China’s imperial government did not see Britain as a power of any significance- which seems to be related to their sense of imperialism; China believed...
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  • Assess the Aftermath and Impact That the First Opium War Had on China
    Question: Assess the aftermath and impact that the first Opium War had on China Essay: The First Opium War fought between Britain and China from 1839-1842 was a clash between two vastly different cultures, one struggling to control trade rights, and the other desperate to limit the impact of foreign trade upon the local population. The war changed the way China acted towards its foreign counterparts, exposed the weaknesses of the Chinese feudal system and forcefully opened-up China to the...
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  • West's Influence on China - 997 Words
    The West’s influence on China In what ways was the Western encroachment in the 19th century detrimental to China, and in what way might it be beneficial? The encroachment of the West vastly affected China in very many ways. Good and bad. The affect of West’s influence on them helped alter China’s government, lifestyle, and their industrial development. The governments of America and some Europeans countries pushed a strong burden on Chinese government to change the ways that they...
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  • How and Why Did China Lose Its Position as a World Leader During the 19th Century
    Before the 1800s, China was a super power before the time the Europeans came to their country. They comprehended further more about the world than the Europeans did, and had already started trading there. China had the largest known market in the world at the time, selling all sorts of exquisite products. This meant that China was home to one of the major economies on the planet. But it was even the smallest of things that made them a world leader. Priceless inventions like the saddle had not...
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  • The Quiet American - 1323 Words
    "The Quiet American" How long can you sit on the fence and not get involved? How long before you're forced to choose sides? Thomas Fowler learns the answers to this dilemma the hard way. Fowler at the onset of our story, describes himself as being an objective observer, purposely not taking sides, just telling over the facts. "My fellow journalists called themselves correspondents; I preferred the title of reporter. I wrote what I saw, I took no action- even an opinion is a kind of action....
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  • Drug Trafficking in Afghanistan Mun
    Cathedral Model United Nations 2011 Study Guide Study Guide UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS Dear Delegates, It is my pleasure to welcome you to Cathedral Model United Nations 2011! The simulated UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs has an extremely ambitious topic area to cover. Each delegate shall, explore the tumultuous world of Afghanistan's illicit drug trade; treading through the mountainous borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, while uncovering a trail of drugs, an...
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  • Thesis of Programs About Drugs
    POLICE AND BARANGAY COORDINATION: AN ENHANCEMENT OF ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS CAMPAIGN IN (BARANGAY 439 ZONE 44 SAMPALOC, MANILA) A case Study Presented to The Faculty of School College Public Administration and Criminology Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology In partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Criminology Submitted by: Reymon L. Angeles Emerson B. Acut Paolo M. Anadia...
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  • The Symphony Orchestra - 1604 Words
    The Symphony Orchestra The relationship between a core and periphery can be described like the relationship between a conductor and an orchestra. The core is like the main source or power and the periphery is what feeds off of the core. In the case between the conductor and an orchestra, the conductor would be the core and the orchestra would be the periphery. The orchestra is the periphery because it is gaining information or instructions on when each instrument should be playing. The...
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  • Research Paper on Heroin - 2481 Words
    Heroin: What has it done to our society? Figure 1 (Some smoking heroin, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Headquarters, 2010) Talia Krebs-Oppenheimer Animal Behavior Professor Goldberg Abstract: Heroin is one of the worlds most dangerous drugs when addicted. It is widely used in American culture and many other places. This drug can be found throughout the world, one of the largest producers of opium in Afghanistan with Mexico coming in after it. Heroin comes from the opium poppy,...
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  • Harrison Act 1914 - 812 Words
    The first international initiative to control drugs was the 1909 Shanghai Opium Commission which brought the community together in order to deter the illicit drug trafficking of opium. The Commission later met at conferences in the Netherlands in 1911 and 1913, promoting legislation that would aid them in handling the narcotics problem in their own country. During this same time period, the United States started to take notice in the favor of prohibition of all “moral evils,” particularly...
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  • An Imperialistic Love Triangle in "The Quiet American"
    The Orient is traditionally viewed as separate, backward, erotic, exotic, and passive. It mirrors a past of unscrupulous tyrannical power involving carnal pleasures and deviating from the restrictive morals of the “occidental.” The Orient displays feminine vulnerability with its progress and value judged as inferior to the West. Graham Greene’s The Quiet American presents the treatment of Phuong as a metaphor for how foreign occupying forces treat her native country of Vietnam, and her depiction...
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  • Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies: a Study Post Colonial Perspective.
    sea The Opium Wars, 1839-1842 and 1856-1860 ABSTRACT Sea of Poppies is the novel set prior to opium war, on the bank of the Ganges and in Calcutta. The author compares the Ganges with the Nile, the lifeline of the Egyptian civilization attributing the provenance. He portrays the character as poppy seed is emanating in large numbers from the field to sea, where every single seeds uncertain about its future. The main characters in the novel are Deeti, a mulatto American sailor,...
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  • novel - 2572 Words
    Consider Sea of Poppies as a historical novel Indian English novel writing shares a literary community. For instance, during 1930s, novelists like Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao and R K Narayan had ‘Gandhi’ as a shared literary, philosophical and cultural influence. Then post-independence period of novel writing portrays the partition fiction and subsequently the trauma. The decade of 1980s onwards, novels are exhibiting the political scenario of the nation either it is by Rohinton Mistry or...
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  • Anti-Drug Legislation Analysis
    The War on Drugs The history of the drug policy in the United States is basically based on two separate ideas. First the United States is focused on supply reduction, which is the reduction and the control of the supply of drugs through legislation, law enforcement, interdiction, sentencing, and incarceration. Second, is focusing on demand reduction. This objective is to reduce the amount of drugs that are being demanded by using education, prevention and treatment (Harrison, Backenheimer,...
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  • Xu Naiji: An Argument for Legalization
    Primary Source Analysis “Xu Naiji: An Argument for Legalization” The Opium War is normally taken first and primary as the first event of China’s modern history. The Opium War of China, beginning in 1839-1842, have set a big impact turn in China’s long history and in its relationship with other dominant countries in the trade world which very well been the most humiliating defeat in china’s history. The modern Chinese sense of complaint over the war was reinforced by the obvious facts that...
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  • China Responded to Imperialism - 496 Words
    3-13-13 Essay: C/C the ways in which Japan and China Responded to western imperialism in The 19th century China and Japan both had different reactions to western imperialism. Japan and China shared the fear of foreign influence, China continued to resist foreign influence and ultimately, after losing the Opium War, and was taken over by Western powers while Japan allowed foreign influence and used it to their own advantage. China clung to its xenophobia and ultimately lost its...
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  • Incan Empire - 1617 Words
    Afghanistan Opium Production October 1347, the Europeans were greeted with the black plague which wiped out about one third of the whole population in Europe nearly 20 million people. (History) Far before that in about 3400 B.C. the cultivation of the new age plague was being planted by the Mesopotamians which is known today as Opium. Present day, Afghanistan controls nearly 90% of all opium growth and distribution which is a $65 billion market. (Sites) Opium is a dried condescended form of...
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  • Causes and Effects of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970
    In 1970 the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was put into place by the Congress of the United States Government. This Act, Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, is the federal U.S. drug policy which regulates the possession, use, manufacturing and importation of certain controlled substances. The substances controlled under this act fall under various classifications. These classifications are known as schedules. The legislation created 5 schedules with...
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  • The Harrison Act - 1848 Words
    Yolanda James 11/15/2010 Lea 201 84171 Research Paper The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act Of (1914) In the 1800s narcotics was mostly unregulated drugs. In the 1890s the (S&R) Sears and Roebuck sent out catalogs which offered a syringe and a small amount of narcotics to millions of homes for 1.50. The first American anti-drug law was an 1875 San Francisco ordinance which outlawed the smoking of opium in opium dens. It was passed because of the fear that Chinese men were luring white women...
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  • Book Review - 1722 Words
    Gagandeep Singh Book Review A thesis can be defined as something an author tries to prove to their audience. A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage provides a very brilliant thesis. Tom Standage’s thesis is to inform the audience reading the book about the six vital drinks that helped make up history. He explains this by showing how the drink influenced major events around the globe. He begins with beer which the oldest from the six drinks and ends with the youngest drink...
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  • History of Opiates - 1675 Words
    The history of opiates If we follow the poppy and its uses throughout the ages, we find a twisted path of its movement and impact as it travels around the world. Opiate use can be traced back to 3400 B.C. where it was first documented as being used and cultivated by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia. Around 1300 B.C the Sumerians trade with the Assyrians and opium moves to the Babylonians and then on to Egypt. At this point the Egyptians move it across the Mediterranean Sea where it quickly...
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  • History of Drug Laws and Law Enforcement
    Drug Laws and Drug Law Enforcement Since the late 19th century, the federal and states governments of the United States have enacted laws and policies to deter the use and distribution of illegal drugs. These laws and policies have not only deemed what drugs are legal and illegal, but have also established penalties for the possession and distribution of these substances and established federal agencies to control drug use and administer drug law enforcement. This essay will not only...
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  • China, a Lost Nation
    A Lost Nation Krystal Hofacker WOH 1030 What was the cause of the disintegration of China? A number of factors contributed to the spiraled downfall that ultimately destroyed their dynasty. Was it the Opium War that greatly affected China’s international position? The Taiping Rebellion that destroyed six hundred cities and killed more than twenty million people? Or was it their corrupted government system? All of these events as a whole created a time of “rebellion, lawlessness, and...
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  • Sea of Poppies and Colonialism - 1081 Words
    In Amitav Ghosh’s novel Sea of Poppies, the theme of colonialism is vibrant and well depicted throughout the individual stories of characters within the novel itself. Taking place in India during the late 1830’s, Ghosh begins the novel by introducing a young Indian woman named Deeti. Deeti’s story illustrates the caste system in India, the role and expectation of Indian women, the importance of the poppy crop, and her exciting journey. Another character is Neel Rattan Halder, the Raja of...
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  • Rpc Book 2 Outline
    Title One CRIMES AGAINST NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE LAW OF NATIONS Chapter One CRIMES AGAINST NATIONAL SECURITY Section One. Treason and Espionage Article 114. Treason. Article 115. Conspiracy and proposal to commit treason; Penalty. Article 116. Misprision of treason. Article 117. Espionage. Section Two. Provoking war and disloyalty in case of war Article 118. Inciting to war or giving motives for reprisals. Article 119. Violation of neutrality. Article 120....
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  • Drug Addiction and Drugs - 1413 Words
    Drugs Phil Pierce Drugs have been around for hundreds of years. Indians were known to have used Opium and other drugs for medical and various other purposes. During the 7th Century A.D. in China a drug emerged called Opium. Opium, the dry juice from immature seed pods of the opium poppy plant, is a narcotic drug that is very powerful in the relief of pain but is also very addictive. At the beginning Opium was like any other drug, but then people unaware of the harm it could cause began...
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  • China Resists Outside Influence
    China Resists Outside Influence China and the West • The basis of this self sufficiency was Chinas healthy agriculture economy. • The crops they grew helped increase the productivity of it’s land and more effectively feed its huge population. • China also had extensive mining and manufacturing industries. China and the West (Cont.) • The Chinese also produced beautiful silks, high quality cottons, and fine porcelain. The Tea-Opium Connection • Because of their self sufficiency, the...
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  • The Quiet American - 469 Words
    Sometimes there isn’t a fight between good and evil. Sometimes there are just varying levels of evil and the reader has to decide what is worse. The Quiet American is a story about the moral complexities of life, and how a simple, reductionist view of a conflict, of a country, or of a person is never possible. Set in Vietnam during the French colonial war, the novel is told from the point of view of Thomas Fowler, a British journalist. He doesn’t seem to do much reporting, for he spends a lot...
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  • apush studyguide - 1277 Words
    AP World History Chapters 29 – 33 study guide The canton system- system that allowed china to control European merchants but also the terms of trade in china; control trade with the west within china Laissez faire economics- a doctrine advocating a hands off government meaning the government had minimum influence and could not regulate or interfere with the states affairs and economy only when necessary Working and living conditions during the industrial age-the hours under strict and harsh...
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  • The Legalizing of Marijuana - 697 Words
    The Legalizing of Marijuana Recently, both California and Arizona took the long needed initiative and approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The California bill says that patients may use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. It does not, however, allow doctors to prescribe the drug. Arizona voters passed a bill that swings out even further to the left than California's. Voters in Arizona think that people should be able to use any illicit drug for bona fide medical...
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  • Imperialism in China and Japan - 587 Words
    Global 2 Imperialism in China and Japan In the 19th century European countries were asserting their power by adopting a new form of imperialism, and colonizing many areas. Asia, in particular, China and Japan, became very enticing areas to colonize. While China and Japan were both isolated, feudal states, they reacted differently such as Japan accepting imperialism and becoming a world power and China rejecting Western ways and being used by Europe. A few Chinese welcomed Western ideas but...
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  • Easternization - 401 Words
    Globalization brought international goods to everywhere in the world. Now we have Hooter’s in China, Sushi in USA, and of course Starbuck and McDonald’s all over the world. There are more people now in Shanghai eating McDonald’s for breakfast than those who are eating traditional Chinese meals. And all the Chinese older generations are worrying about the younger generations losing the Chinese traditional culture, China is going to be more westernized in the next few years than any other country...
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  • jsjksb - 634 Words
    Geography Assessment: Emma Hockley Explain how and why the lives of Abdul and Giles are connected Abdul and Giles are both farmers in their different countries, Abdul is from Afghanistan while Giles is from Britain. Out in Afghanistan there is a dry, semi-desert climate and with only 372mm of rain every year in Kabul, the capital, it makes it very difficult to grow crops. London on the other hand has about twice as much rain which makes life a lot easier for Giles, he grows barley and...
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  • How Plants have Influenced the World
     1. The Opium Poppy: Although the poppy is a simple flower, it has had both a good and a bad influence on the world: Anaesthetising: The extraction of Morphine, one of the opiate alkaloids found naturally in opium, was revolutionary in the medical world. Even though local anaesthesia is available to us by a completely different plant, the Coca, general anaesthesia became possible with the Opium poppy. It allowed patients to be knocked out completely for operations they were having,...
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  • Industrial Revolution and Pivotal Role
     Beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt 1. How might beer have influenced the transition from hunting and gathering (Paleolithic) to agricultural-based (Neolithic) societies? people settled down to make beer out of barley and such 2. What does this history of beer in the ancient world tell us about the early civilizations? What it tells us really are essentially two things: first, that somehow ancient civilizations understood in some form or manner that the water was not "safe" to drink in some...
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  • What Are Club Drugs
    1. What are club drugs? What are some of the factors that support the use of club drugs? Club drugs are synthetic drugs that enhance or improve the experience, like dancing. 2. What are screening tests? Why are they used? Screening test are nonspecific that help identify several particular drugs they are used to determine whether or not there are drugs involved. 3. What are color tests? Why are these tests used? Color tests are putting a chemical reagent on the drug, which will then change...
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  • Foreign Influence on 19th Century China
    China’s Interaction with Western Nations in the 19th century And the effects on its economy The 19th century had sparked a time period of bloody revolution, social and political reform, and both economic and financial problems for China. Though the cause of many of these problems could be rooted to internal conflict, foreign influence on Chinese ways proved to be disastrous. During the early 19th century the population was growing, the economy seemed stable and generally people seemed...
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  • Afghanistan s Drug Trade
    DRUGS & CRIME Discuss the reasons behind the increased use of heroin in recent years. Explain why you believe the international community is unable to control the desire for and trafficking of heroin from Afghanistan? The use of heroin is on the rise among our nation and is spreading throughout segments of the population, which was once considered unlikely to use. Heroin use has nearly doubled since 2007, growing from 373,000 users a year to 669,000 in 2012, according to the Substance Abuse...
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  • Society and Drug Use: a Sociological Perspective
    In all societies, there are substances that are deemed as both not acceptable and acceptable for consumption. The laws today are a result of ever changing societal norms. Before a particular drug is discovered, it is not illegal; it simply exists in nature. When that substance is introduced into a society, it must be determined if its effects are in line with the societies morals which may be in large part regulated by the dominate religion. If it is proven to be beneficial to the society and...
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  • lonely - 6195 Words
    International drug trafficking – Threats, challenges and responses Policing Across Borders Project John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York December 2008 Brian Taylor – former Chief, Anti-Trafficking Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Introduction Globalisation has brought many benefits. Business and commence has gained. We have cheaper, more accessible goods from all regions of the world. We live in a world of instant communications – of mobile...
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  • Coleridge, Kubla Kan, Analysis
    COLERIDGE: Kubla Khan Coleridge worked out an own theory of imagination, which can be divided into a Primary one, in other words the faculty by which we perceive the external world, and a Secondary one, which regards the faculty that a poet has to idealize. Fancy is instead inferior to it, because it’s just a logical faculty which enables the poet to associate metaphors or other poetical devices. In fact it’s the imagination that allows the poet to transcend the data of...
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  • 2002 Ap World Compare and Contrast Question
    Compare and contrast the responses to Western Penetration in China and Japan in the 19th century. contrastments or differences: There are similarities and differences between the responses of Western penetration within China and Japan in the 19th century. The similarities of the responses of western penetration were how they were once isolationists but the westerners in Europe and the United States ended isolationist trade by force. One difference between China and Japan's responses of...
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