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Battle of Foochow

The Battle of Foochow occurred in August of 1885 during the Sino-French War[?]. The modern navy recently built by China was utterly destroyed while at anchor by the forces of France in a brief battle lasting a little over thirty minutes. The battle heralded a change in the balance of power in the region, and helped indrectly to lead to the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95.

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