In 1800 Asia was relatively unknown to the rest of the world. China was the most powerful country in the East. It was headed by the Quing dynasty that came from Manchuria even though Manchurians were a minority in China. China held on to its culture and the Quings did not try to change it. This was the reason that they were able to rule over a majority for such a long period of time.
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the true god and to overthrow the Manchu dynasty. He proclaimed himself the head of the Taiping and they controlled the Yangtze valley for years. The rebellion spread to the foreign ports. This forced the west to deal with the rebels. The west constantly gave the rebels aid in exchange for supplies. Some of the duties of the port were not paid because the ports were no longer under the control of the Manchu dynasty.