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Prior to the arrival of the United States in China most of the Chinese populations were farmers who farmed rice fields in the countryside Production was good children respected their elders and the Chinese culture was maintained But as the century passed their native society was either destroyed or replaced During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism extending its political and economic influence around the globe The US attempted to gain influence in China but were not entirely successful The purpose of this paper is to inform about imperialism and how the United States took correct action in becoming an imperialistic nation During the actual century of Western Imperialism the Chinese economy was crushed but when the wars were over a new and better economy had formed The wars China fought with foreign countries were costly and left the Chinese government in dept especially since nearly all the wars and battles including the Boxer Rebellion fought were defeats for the Chinese Following each defeat China was forced to sign an agreement such as the Peace of Peking following the Boxer Rebellion which usually led to the Chinese paying large sums of money to foreign countries or China being cheated in trades But as tension and conflicts diminished the US style economy was brought to China which was generally quite successful China was introduced to a better banking system an export market trade with the rest of the world and new innovations that allowed better production of crops and other things So in spite of the economic disaster during the 19th century Imperialism actually significantly improved the Chinese economy The social ideas and religious practices of the Chinese were replaced with Christianity brought by the US But despite these loses we also did a favor or two for China We introduced unseen innovations to the Chinese such as the railway system and western style humanities and
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