Boxer Rebellion

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The Boxer Rebellion

In 1900, in what became known as the "Boxer Rebellion" (or boxer uprising), a secret Chinese organization called "Society of the Righteous and Harmonious," led an uprising in Northern China against the spread of western and Japanese influence there. The rebels, referred to by westerners as "Boxers" because they performed physical exercises they believed would make them able to withstand bullets, killed foreigners and Chinese Christians. They destroyed foreign property and murdered Chinese Christians and Missionaries. From june to August, the boxers besieged the foreign district of Beijing (then called Peking), China's capital, until an international force that included American troops subdued the uprising. By the terms of the beer Protocol, the rebellion officially ended in 1901. China agreed to pay more than $330 million in reparations. The Boxer Rebellion was a period in time where countless people were killed for bad reasons.