Boxer Rebellion 


By the late 1890s, a Chinese secret group, the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists (“I-ho-ch’uan” or “Yihequan”), had begun carrying out regular attacks on foreigners and Chinese Christians. (The rebels performed calisthenics rituals and martial arts that they believed would give them the ability to withstand bullets and other forms of attack. Westerners referred to these rituals as shadow boxing, leading to the Boxers nickname.) Although the Boxers came from

Interesting to look at the participants in this rebellion.

Belligerents

Eight-Nation Alliance:

British Empire United Kingdom

 Russia

Japan

 France

 United States

 Germany

Kingdom of Italy 
 Austria-Hungary 

 Yihetuan (Boxers)

 Qing dynasty

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