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The Background:

The Eight-Nation Alliance was an international military coalition set up in response to the Boxer Rebellion in China.   

In the summer of 1900, the international legations in Beijing were besieged by Boxer rebels supported by the Qing government, the coalition dispatched their armed forces, to defend their respective nations' citizens, the incident ended with a coalition victory and the signing of the Boxer Protocol.


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