Geographical Wars

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Geographical Wars

1879 - Diaoyu Island 1842 - Britain Taking Over Hong Kong1607 - Native Americans and the British

Many of the tribes were destroyed by constant warfare and catastrophic diseases. But at the same time trade with the europeans made a strong attraction, enabling the indians to collect valuble new products such as guns, steel hatches, cloth and kettles.

In 1607, english colonists landed at Jamestown, Virginia. The british laid claim to the territory comprimising present day west virginia and the native americans were forced west.

Over the past few years there have been conflicts between China, Taiwan and Japan competing for the Senkaku Islands, a bunch of five uninhabited islands in the east China sea. Japan had ownership of the islands from 1895 until their surrender at the end of WW2.

Diaoyu Island


Geographical Wars

Both of the governments from China and Taiwan agree that the islands arepart of Taiwan as part of Toucheng township in Yilan county. But Japan regards the island as part of the city of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture and acknowledges niether the claims of China nor Taiwan but has not allowed

the Ishigaki administration to develop the islands. Diaoyu island offers rich fishing grounds and lies near potential oil and gas reserves.

In the 1997 fishing agreement, China was excluded from Sekaku Islands but in a letter from Japan it explained that they would not prevent Chinese boats from fishing there. In 2014 the Republic of China and Japan came to an agreement on fishing in the waters around the island.

Native Americans and the British

On 29th August 1842, the treaty of Nanking settled that Hong Kong would belong to Britian.During the Second World War in 1941, the British reached an agreement with the Chinese government that if Japan

August 1945, Japan announced a surrender. The British sailed to Hong Kong and accepted the japanese's surrender. The joint declaration was signed by both Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Premier of the People Republic of China.

attacked Hong Kong, the Chinese government would attack the Japanese. The battle of Hong Kong began when Japanese air bombers destroyed British air power. Two days later the Japanese breached the New Territories and by December 18th they crossed Victoria Harbour.

The Chinese had a plan to launch a New Years day attack on the Japanese but before they could do that the Japanese had already broken through Hong Kong's defences. The British deaths was 2,232 and 2,300 wounded. For the Japanese it was 1,996 killed and 6,000 wounded. On

In the joint declaration, the Peoples Republic of China government stated that they would get back Hong Kong island, Kowloon and the New Territories.

Britain Taking Over Hong Kong

Treaty Of Nanking


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