Give a definition of the term “Boxer Rebellion,” relevant factoids, and the significance of the term and its overall importance to broader themes.

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The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising that happened in China between 1899 and 1901. At that time, China was ruled by the Qing dynasty and had an imperial bureaucratic system. British forces wished to open China’s borders for trade and religious missionaries. The Boxer Rebellion opposed colonialism, Christianity, and the overall interference of Western cultures in the region. Its followers displayed proto-nationalist ideas and believed that their knowledge of Chinese martial arts could help stop the intrusion. This particular skill is what led to the name “the Boxers” since Martial arts were called “Chinese boxing.” During the Boxer Rebellion, its supporters attacked missionaries and religious converts when the latter traveled to Beijing. Eventually, the Chinese Empress supported the Boxers and declared war on foreigners. The Boxers detained foreigners, diplomats, soldiers, and Christians for 55 days and other countries responded to this incident by forming the Eight-Nation Alliance (USA, Britain and British India, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Russia). As a result, the siege was relieved, and the Rebellion was eliminated.

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