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03/03/1857 France and the United Kingdom declare war on China

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Opium Wars | 3 Minute History

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The Second Opium War (1856-1860)

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Empire's Opium Trade - Empire - Episode 4 - BBC One

The Second Opium War was a war pitting the UK and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China. The British and the French joined forces under Admiral Sir Michael Seymour. The British army and the French army together attacked and occupied Canton in late 1857. The British-French Alliance maintained control of Canton for nearly four years.
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