Opium War: Was Britain completely in the wrong?
The British were wrong by taking the option of trading opium because by trading opium, they would be jeopardising the wellbeing of an entire country. But they only did it because the Chinese were refusing to trade, so therefore it is only partially Britains fault.
The "Opium War" also known as the Anglo-Chinese war began in 1839. It started as a conflict over trading between Britain and China. China was refusing to trade because they didn't need anything. Eventually the British were able to trade opium on the black market. China did nearly everything to stop the opium being traded but noth…
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