Also, many crimes were committed by those who were at administration of countries which Alexander had conquered. These crimes consisted of being acted improperly to Holy places such as temples and tombs. These governors were at their own master to govern their cities by taking advantage of the new conquests by Alexander because he had to undertake the expedition to India for a long time. They didn’t think that Alexander couldn’t return his home safely because he and his armies had to cope with difficult conditions in Gadrosia. Other important anecdote is worded as follows in the
The Burma Campaign was in South-East Asia in World War II and was fought by the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army. Burma was one of the worst affected areas in World War II. In Burma, the Japanese Army military setbacks which led to them retreating to the east. The Japanese wanted to take over Yangon, the capital and also a popular seaport. This is because it would close the supply line to China and provide more resources to the Japanese.
They used this as an opportunity to gain influential positions within the government. The government worked hard together with the military to gain both economic and military power (source 12). The West was against many of the methods that the Japanese used in order to obtain power, this because these methods were associated with fascism, ultra-nationalism and imperialism. The Japanese in return resented everything to do with the west but when it came to spreading her influence and invading other countries she adopted methods used by both the West and China, particularly in the case of Manchuria (source 3). Japan invaded this country in order to claim its raw materials for the economic benefit of Japan, in that these materials would stimulate production moving Japan ahead in terms of economic
With recent tensions rising between North Korea and the world, it is no surprise that the Japanese citizens are aligning themselves with a nationalist government. Japanese Prime Minister Abe has started to consider revoking the disarmament treaty. Revoking it would let Japan increase spending on the military, which would ultimately result in a much larger and advanced military. Although rearming the Japanese military would improve security in the country, it would only increase the tension, doing damage to not only myself, but future generations of Japanese citizens. A disarmament treaty was put into action by the United States after the surrender of Japan during World War II.
Without Hideki Tojo’s dislike of the West there would’ve been less conflict between The United States and Japan. Tojo was an extreme nationalist and he was threatened by imperialism from the Hideki Tojo’s military career started his rise to power and hatred of the West. Did his hatred start and why was it limited to the Allies. Hideki Tojo began his military career in the year of 1912 by going to the Army Staff College and rose to the rank of captain in 1915. He was assigned to a military attache in Sweden where he had contact with the West primarily Britain which was one of his enemies later.
“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.
Ethnocentricity and heroism are greatly evident in The Last Samurai because of the courageous actions taken by the Samurai to defend their culture from the prejudiced imperialists. Ethnocentricity played a huge role during imperialism in the 18th and 19th centuries because it caused nationalism to emerge in the native lands. This was demonstrated in the movie when the Americans trained the Imperial Army, as the time went on and the emperor saw the good in the Samurai, he felt guilty that his view of Japan had become clouded and caused their extinction. Soon after, the emperor terminated the contract with the United States because he came to realize that the Japanese were beginning to lose their traditional culture. The emperor said, "‘I have dreamed of a unified Japan.
Another factor that affected the people and caused them to rebel was the heavy taxes that were put upon them. And finally, the wars that were frequent at that time because of the disunity in the empire. How they came to power The first step that the Tang Dynasty took to begin its empire was reuniting China were it used its strong military power with the lead of Emperor Taizong. Then Li Yuan declared himself the new emperor of the Tang Dynasty to be known later as the founder of the Tang Dynasty. Parts it controlled Under the lead of the Emperor Taizong in the Reign of Zhen Guan the Tang Dynasty was able to conquer and reunite the northern Mongolian Plateau, the Gaogouli area that consists of northeast China and the northern Korean Peninsula, they were also able to include the Baiji area that included the southwestern Korean Peninsula In the 7th century, the Tang Dynasty also included Central Asia to its empire.
Samdragupta was the patron of the arts and gave permission to build the Bodh Gaya, a large mosaic temple. The next notable king, Chandragupta II (AD 380-412), was given indirect control over the Vakataka kingdom through marriage, affording him a great advantage over enemies and trade competitors. He also conquered the western sea coast, famous for trade and commerce. However, after Chandragupta II there were no more strong, revolutionary leaders, and as the leadership quality declined, the Han dynasty attacked them steadily. This lead to the slow crumble of the Gupta empire.
In 1868, the Tokugawa shogun lost his power and status, leading to the beginning of the Meiji Restoration by the Meiji emperor. To restore the emperor’s power, the capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. This was also the period Japan exposed itself to Western influences, following Commodore Perry’s demands for Japan to open up to trade in 1853. The development of modern Japan saw changes in the kimono that reflected this Western influence and the subsequent social, political and economic changes in Japan. Firstly, in the social aspect, the Western influence on Japan lead to an increased sense of national identity amongst the Japanese.
Han Yu ridiculed Buddhism as “a cult of barbarian peoples.” (Doc #4) Han Yu’s statement on Buddhism reflects his position in the imperial court as well as his status as a Confucian scholar, though additional evidence from the imperial court is necessary to know how influential Han Yu actually was over the official policy. Empress Wu wanted Buddhism to be eradicated because of the belief that Buddhism was the cause for poisoning customs. As the Empress, this Edict was highly influential, but it is also possible that Wu believed that the Buddhist monasteries outshined the imperial palace and based the Edict off of jealousy more than true concern for her subjects. An additional document showing the cause of deaths of citizens could help evaluate if Buddhism actually caused citizens to go hungry as Empress Wu claimed. (Doc
As soon as Japan sees that they had stopped trades with them and were limiting rights to the Japanese it gave them a shock and from then they knew they must get revenge. The Japanese have had a plan to take over the world but they had countries in the way that were stronger but soon the US started to back away from the Japanese. So why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? Japan cannot get to take over the world with the US embargo on materials and the naval expansion act. The Japanese were in desperate need to strengthen its military force to meet their goal.
Han Yu cited Confucius in his rage to ridicule Buddhism as “a cult of barbarian peoples” (Doc #4). Han Yu’s position in the imperial court certainly suggests his ideas were an official state standard, though one would need additional evidence from Han Yu’s emperor’s response to Han Yu’s plea in order to know how much influence actually Han Yu held over official policy. Emperor Wu also called for Buddhism’s “eradication,” as the cause for “poisoning customs.” As Emperor, it is likely that Wu’s Edict carried a lot of weight, but it is also possible Wu was jealous of Buddhist monasteries “outshining [his own] imperial palace” than by true concern for his subjects’ welfare. A census showing causes of death would allow historians to objectively evaluate whether Buddhism truly caused citizens to “go hungry,” as Emperor Wu claimed (Doc
Donghak was a religion that emerged in the 1860’s as one of the first new religions in modern Korean history. It combined various aspects from many different Korean religious traditions such as Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, and Shamanism. Its founder Choe Je-U founded Donghak out of resentment of foreign influence and oppression in Korea, the yangban class and opposition to Christianity, among many other things. In addition to being a religion, Donghak was also a political ideology that was concerned with the improvement of conditions for the laborers and reformation of the corrupt Korean government. In 1894, laborers started to rise up against the rich and corrupt landlords in addition to the ruling elite.
Japan started World War Two because they were going through an economic crisis and believed that China had oil, which was what they needed. That was the start of Japan’s involvement, which over time progressed to the other countries. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 which blindsided America. The U.S decided to move all Japanese-Americans and relocate them to a designated area to protect the U.S from the possibility of any Japanese-Americans helping Japan from the U.S. These actions would change the life of Japanese-Americans forever.