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Ashish Kulkarni , Sep, 18 2016

British couldn't colonize China as they did with India and the USA. Was China mighty even in colonial era?


China used to be one of the most fundamental centres of worldwide economic system during the 1700s, you had a affluent financial system, a flourishing Ch'ing empire, and a moderately oppressed individuals under them. There was no manner that Europe could compete with them on any financial ground and yet they did. They didn't colonize it in the best way that they did with the brand new World of the Americas. They did not go in with blatant drive, initiating a genocide, they weren't in a position of doing that here, and more importantly, didn't must. The chinese language had been afraid, and rightly so of allowing European retailers into their markets and simplest allowed confined exchange at Canton (Guangzhou). Of course this failed to fulfill Europe, which was once increasingly infatuated with Capitalism and Colonialism by now and desired larger and greater share available in the market. The problem used to be they had nothing to present by means of alternate, except..........
...Opium

China used to be one of the most fundamental centres of worldwide economic system during the 1700s, you had a affluent financial system, a flourishing Ch'ing empire, and a moderately oppressed individuals under them. There was no manner that Europe could compete with them on any financial ground and yet they did. They didn't colonize it in the best way that they did with the brand new World of the Americas. They did not go in with blatant drive, initiating a genocide, they weren't in a position of doing that here, and more importantly, didn't must. The chinese language had been afraid, and rightly so of allowing European retailers into their markets and simplest allowed confined exchange at Canton (Guangzhou). Of course this failed to fulfill Europe, which was once increasingly infatuated with Capitalism and Colonialism by now and desired larger and greater share available in the market. The problem used to be they had nothing to present by means of alternate, except.......... ...Opium

Manav garg , Sep, 18 2016


Because India had a society which was organized in a cast system, and the British just set themselves on top of this cast system. China would ahve meant to much trouble but the British controlled all the trade coming in and out of it, thus they had everything they needed without needing to expand at high costs into the mainland of China.

Because India had a society which was organized in a cast system, and the British just set themselves on top of this cast system. China would ahve meant to much trouble but the British controlled all the trade coming in and out of it, thus they had everything they needed without needing to expand at


Akhilesh Agarwal , Sep, 18 2016


Caste system was least of the troubles. It was mostly a bunch of petty kingdoms fighting each other that British cud exploit. They did try to make indents earlier when Mogul dynasty was stable n cud not make much of it. But as things began to fall apart, they were right there to make the best of it for the Empire. Just imagine what wud have a united British empire wud have done to say a small state like Wales. Something similar happened in India.

Caste system was least of the troubles. It was mostly a bunch of petty kingdoms fighting each other that British cud exploit. They did try to make indents earlier when Mogul dynasty was stable n cud not make much of it. But as things began to fall apart, they were right there to make the best of it


Ashat , Sep, 18 2016


Colonizing India showed the British how expensive and difficult to conquer an existing and ancient civilization and culture. Instead of actively controlling and administering China it was just easier to carve it into a sphere of influence. The British would control the economics of a region but still leave the administration to the locals as long as it didn't interfere with British policy.

Colonizing India showed the British how expensive and difficult to conquer an existing and ancient civilization and culture. Instead of actively controlling and administering China it was just easier to carve it into a sphere of influence. The British would control the economics of a region but stil


Vikram Sethi , Sep, 18 2016


North America was empty! India was full, but fragmented. China was full, and unified. Disease had killed off much of the sparse indigenous American population, which is why the Pilgrims got such prime real estate. India and China were probably the most densely populated places on earth when the British went there.
Also, India was a mess of warring kingdoms, which allowed the British to create an overarching ueber-state to control most of them. Even at the high point of the Raj, some areas of India remained independent. China, on the other hand, was a monolithic power under one ruler. The only place the British could squeeze in was in Hong Kong, a beautiful port that was unoccupied at the time. After the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion, the British were able to make more room, but there were still all those hundreds of millions of Chinamen in the way, so they couldn't bring in a new population.

North America was empty! India was full, but fragmented. China was full, and unified. Disease had killed off much of the sparse indigenous American population, which is why the Pilgrims got such prime real estate. India and China were probably the most densely populated places on earth when the Brit


Suhani Singh , Inquisitive snobbish arrogant. I am Golum and Sep, 18 2016


Chinese government back then were incompetent, weak, and backward, but it was still a single centralized government with great control over the country. The country as a whole was not divided, unlike India. The cost to colonize China entirely is not within Britain's reach.