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Boxer Rebellion

(1898-1900) Chinese peasant uprising, tacitly supported by the Qing dynasty and dedicated to the destruction of all foreign influence. Led by the League of Harmonious Fists, it began in Shandong province. Boxers tore up the railroad into Beijing, entered the city and besieged the diplomatic quarter. In 1901, after an intervention force relieved the legations, the western powers in Asia imposed a protocol on China, together with their military presence and an indemnity.


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