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I thought that was Tiger Woods for a sec.
Thanks to one of the most diabolical empires in human history, the British Empire. The supposed exporter of "liberal democracy" in fact sought to enslave and exploit vulnerable populations; China and the Opium Wars being only one of many examples.
this is why the chinese was called "Sick man of Asia" by the British ….
Guy with the glasses: "dude get the f*ck up off me"
Chinese civilians smoking opium. Interesting enough, America was so drunk at the time, a whole political movement was created to stop it. They failed. Drive safe this holiday kids.
British were the world drug dealers of the 19th century (carried into the 20th obviously). They wanted to trade with China, but the Chinese wanted nothing they had to offer, so, the British got their people strung out on Opium. Three cheers for the Imperials lol
It was probably addictive but weak back then compared to how opium is processed now for Rx and Heroin. It may have been more culturally acceptable due to the effects not being as potent.
Opium was forced on them by the British government
Back in the good old days when repressed Protestant prohibition didn’t rule the land.