When Japan began to unify, looking to its most powerful neighbor for guidance was the best choice for the budding empire. Using centralized government policies found in the Tang Dynasty, Japan was able to centralize their nation very quickly. By eliminating clansman through legislature and then replacing them with administrators; Japan created a new, loyal aristocracy. By emulating Tang’ land reforms, Japan successfully enacted a taxation system that they could modify as the empire changed. Without China, especially the Tang Dynasty, Japan would not have formed such a stable nation in
The Japanese samurai originally helped Japan protect itself by protecting Japan from the Mongols and eventually beating them in a long war. Then they were trusted to protect their own town and succeeded but then the samurai started fighting over who gets control and then the use of samurai slowly decreased. In the beginning the samurai made the world a better place but, then made the world a worse place because they kept on fighting about who get all the power. This conflict eventually led to the Onin War. According to ThoughtCo, By 1460, the daimyos were ignoring orders from the shogun and backing different successors to the imperial throne.
For instance, the agricultural production gradually weakened in contrast to the trading and mercantile subdivisions, therefore, the sellers earned more than the samurai and daimyo. Intensifying antagonism weakened the Tokugawa shogunate as a result of a long-lasting period of famine, leading to a growth in peasant uprisings. Furthermore, the increasing regular arrivals of foreign ships off the coast, which most brought unwanted proposals for trade, fueled apprehensions about Western imperialism, mainly after news from China of the First Opium War (1840–1842) reached Japan (Howell,
They were first recognized as “an economic, political, and military competitor in Asia” when they defeated Russia in 1904-1905. Strayer states that “[s]ome Poles, Finns, and Jews viewed the Russian defeat as an opening for their own liberation from the Russian Empire.” Their liberation generated respect for the Japanese from an international standpoint. The Egyptian nationalist Mustafa Kamil also spoke for many when he declared: “We are amazed by Japan because it is the first Eastern government to utilize Western civilization to resist the shield of European Imperialism in Asia.” Japan also has a strong economy, as “[they] became a major exporter of textiles and was able to produce its own munitions and industrial goods as well.” Furthermore, geographically, Japan is also noticeably smaller than its significant larger adjacent country, China. As a result, that might be one reason why Japan was less desirable to the European colonizers. This desire caused two advantages for Japan: firstly, it was most likely easier for the Japanese government to control to a smaller piece of land than what the Chinese government could do with their larger country.
Korean went from a mostly agricultural economy to one that had free markets and an economy that was becoming rapidly industrialized by the day. The reason that Japan was successful at this was in part due to the policies introduced by Kazushige Ugaki and also because Japan needed the raw materials that Korea would provide. Because Japan had industrialized and modernized Korea so much, by the time 1940 was over, Korea was the second most industrialized country in all of Asia, second only to Japan. Today, the effects of Japan’s occupation of Korea are prevalent. Korea has the 4th largest economy in Asia, 11th in the world, and leads in industries such as electronics and
“To guard against external influence, they also worked to close off Japanese society from Westernizing influences, particularly Christianity. When the Tokugawa shogunate grew increasingly weak by the mid-19th century, two powerful clans joined forces in early 1868 to seize power as part of an “imperial restoration” named for Emperor Meiji.” This restoration was the beginning of the end of feudalism, or the way of structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour, in Japan. The Tokugawa regime acted to exclude missionaries because of suspicion of foreign intervention and colonialism. Eventually, they issued a complete ban on Christianity in Japan. Near the beginning, there were an estimated 300,000 Christians in Japan.
The League of Nation dispatched the group of people, called Lytton Commission to Manchuria, in an attempt to determine the causes of the Manchurian incident, which led to the Japan’s seizure of Manchuria. According to Lytton Report, the foundation of Manchukuo is illegal, and the League of Nations did not accept the Japan’s behavior. The League of Nations ordered Japan to give the Manchurian back to China, all Japanese army to withdraw from China etc., and Japan officially left the League. Japan is isolated from the world since then, and Japan then attacked the rest of China in 1937. The isolated Japan then got together with Germany, and in 1940, Japan joins hands with the Italy, both of whom aiming for fascism.
Gyuyeon Kwon World History 10 Robert Givich Oct 25, 2015 Imperialism in South Korea Is it possible to say that Japan gave Korea some advantages during Japanese colonial rule? From 1910 to 1945, Korea was under Japanese rule, and it is often said that “Japanese colonial rule was a deeply ambivalent experience for Koreans”(CENTURY). Moreover, some people might think Japan definitely gave some positive effects to Korea, because Korea in nowadays is developed after undergoing Japanese colonial era. However, it is hard to determine Japan helped Korea to develop thanks to their invasion and practices. The reason why it is not completely proper to say Korea was supported by Japan is, even though Korea became advanced and modernized, they were terribly
Hitler’s Germany was directly dependent on the prosperity generated by arms spending. This meant that Germany needed raw materials to continue its growth. However, Germany was depended heavily on other nations such as Norway to provide them, which resulted in expensive imports. So that, Germany needed areas rich with coal, oil and other raw materials, which spurred the popularity of expansionist policies among German statesmen. Germany wanted to become a self-sufficient nation by producing everything with raw materials provided on its land.