Dbq Research Paper

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In the 19th century china and japan were under pressure when the west opened up foreign trade and relations. The industrial revolution created a wide gap between them and the west and left them behind in technology and the military. They both signed unequal treaties that forced them to open their ports and cities to foreign merchants. Both country's reacted very differently and this will be the topic of this essay. China welcomed the foreign trade but western merchants had no privileges in china . Japan was stricter than china and only allowed commerce with the dutch and they only had access to one port. The situations the westerns were put in with the strictness of the trade didn't last for long and lord Napier was sent by Britain to pressure

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