Gurkhas (English Gurkha or Gurkhas) is in fact the name of the people who now live in Nepal, which, moreover, this area was or conquered by this in the eighteenth century. From the very beginning of their presence in history, the Gurkhas are known as incredibly brave and brave warriors, and later soldiers. At the beginning of the 19th century (in the years 1814-1816) the Gurkhs fought a fierce war with the British East India Company, in which they lost, but they made such a great impression on the British that they decided to recruit soldiers from them and form Gurkhs for pay British. They distinguished themselves many times during the wars waged in the first half of the 19th century, especially during the Sipaj uprising (1857-1859). It is not surprising that after this uprising they became an integral part of the Indo-British army. Until the outbreak of World War I, the Gurkhas served in many regions of the British Empire, and suppressed the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. During the Great War, the British served a total of about 100,000. Gurkha. In the next world war (1939-1945), Gurkha units took part in battles with the Japanese in Singapore and Burma, but also served during the campaigns in North Africa (1941-1943) and Italy (1943-1945). More than once, their units showed a very high combat value. After India and Nepal broke through to independence, 4 regiments of Gurkha remained in the British Army. They took part, inter alia, in the course of the Falklands War in 1982. Gurkha units still remain in the line of British armed forces.
The Boxer Rebellion broke out in 1899 in the then Chinese Empire, mainly in its north-eastern part. Its main initiators were numerous secret Chinese fraternities and organizations, among which the Compliant and Just Brotherhood deserves special attention. The main goal of the uprising was to shed China's political and economic dependence on European countries, but also on Japan and the United States. The uprising also had an anti-Christian dimension in some parts of China, as this religion was perceived as purely European and "influx". The rebellion quickly gained fairly wide support from the Chinese peasants and was directed against European diplomats, merchants, entrepreneurs and missionaries. In the early summer of 1900, insurgents entered Beijing and seized the western embassies located in the city. On the news of the events in China, European powers, Japan and the US decided to send their expeditionary forces to China, which landed in Tianjin in July 1900, and a month later went to Beijing. On August 14, 1900, the Chinese capital was taken over by expeditionary forces, which, thanks to overwhelming technical superiority, dealt with the boxers relatively quickly. The uprising officially ended in 1901 after the signing of treaties between China and the Western powers and Japan. As a result, the dependence of the Middle Kingdom on foreign powers increased even more. It is worth adding that the empire in China collapsed shortly thereafter.