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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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British Opium Trade in China

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Which of these BEST describes the impact and outcome of the British opium trade on China?

A

The Chinese government was able to limit the opium trade and the British traders searched for new markets.

B

Opium was mostly traded in agricultural regions and food production decreased leading to mass starvation Sea.

C

Opium was treated as a valuable commodity among the Chinese aristocracy and formal trade relations between the two countries were established accordingly.

D

China’s favorable balance of trade with the West ended as silver flowed out to pay for widespread addiction and the British government fought a war to continue the trade.

E

The Chinese government sought trade alliances with Korea and Japan and together, these three countries ended British domination of trade in the East China.