“British Exploitation of Qing China"
I feel like I just made a 19th century political cartoon whoops. Anyway, I drew this after reading about the opium trade. I understand that it’s almost impossible to expand without adversely affecting others, and that countries wanted to obtain the most profits when trading, but really? Was filling China with opium - despite repeated prohibitions from Chinese officials - the best thing to do? That was just wrong on so many levels.
I could go on about this at great length, but I’d rather not go full on history nerd in my caption :)