How the Opium Wars Worked


In the 19th century, Britain tried to remedy a trade deficit with China by hooking the country on opium. Tensions rose as more and more Chinese citizens became opium addicts, eventually leading to war. Learn more about the Opium Wars in this episode.

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Topics in this Podcast: Chinese history, Queen Victoria, Indian history, opium wars, 18th century, 19th century, warfare, British history