By: Wisdom Lynch
1838-1842 First Opium war
What: The first of two wars to be fought over the distribution of opium.
Who: Fought between China and Britain.
Why: China tried to suppress the trade of opium due to widespread addiction. Most of the opium was illegally transported by mostly British people from India to China.
1838-1858:Tanizimat ( reorganization) reforms in the Ottoman Empire.
What: A series of reforms in the Ottoman Empire that were heavily influenced by European ideas.
Who: The Turkish Empire
Why: It was intended to start a change of the Empire from the old system to a modern state.