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Putting his foot down
"Putting his foot down" Uncle Sam in 1899 demands Open Door while major powers plan to cut up China for themselves; Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Russia & France are represented by Wilhelm II, Umberto I, John Bull, Franz Joseph I (in rear) Uncle Sam, Nicholas II, and Emile Loubet. Punch Aug 23, 1899 by J. S. Pughe

The Open Door Policy was a policy between China, the United States and several nations in Europe. It opened trade with China to each of these nations. Prior to that, China was a closed country. Europe was about to fight a war to open up China by force. This grew out of the Open Door Notes sent by United States Secretary of State John Hay to diplomats in Europe.

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