The Joint Crisis Committee is quite simply the pinnacle of the Model United Nations mountain. This committee type demands experience, passion, and a willingness to adapt to two different committee environments. For KINGMUN 2020, the topic of the Joint Crisis Committee will be The First Opium War. The British economy in the 18th century had a trade deficit on China thanks in large part to the demand for tea. But by the end of the 18th century and throughout the early years of the 19th century, the British East India Company was leveling off that deficit by shipping Indian opium to China. The increased opium trade led to a wide drug problem and social unrest in China. Not to mention, Opium had been outlawed in China by imperial decree as early as 1729. As the dependency grows, China reacts by destroying 1,400 tons of British Opium in 1839. Blow after blow, the opium trade quickly turned into The First Opium War. The goal of this JCC will be to resolve the conflict between the British Bloc and the Chinese Bloc by any means necessary. Although this committee is recommended for experienced delegates, we still encourage intermediate delegates to apply for a position.
Position Papers are now due on May 24th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Further questions or extension requests may be directed to the dais at email@example.com.
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