Japanese Colonialism: Exploitation And Oppression In Korea And The Philippines

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Japanese Colonialism

Colonization is prevalent centuries ago. One country colonizes another because the more a country expands in territory, the more it becomes powerful, and the more its income and resources are increased. They expand territories through coercion. Japan was one of the countries who colonized the others. For the purposes of this paper, Japanese Colonialism will be viewed both as a source of civilization and a source of exploitation and oppression. Specifically, this paper will discuss the consequences of this rule in Korea and the Philippines.

Japanese Exploitation and Oppression in Korea

The late nineteenth century tells how Japan tried to include the Korean Peninsula in expanding its empire. It was in 1910 that Japan was able to take control over Korea and remained to be its ruler until the end of World War II (Carpio). The Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) was despotic because there have been massive killings when people tried to oppose. The government was ruled directly through the military (Asia for Educators). The same used force in order to inflict fear upon people. During this time, a bug number of people because captives and were taken to Japan. Scholarly estimates tell that there were about 20, 000 to 100, 000 who became captives (Haboush & Robinson IX). Prisoners become confused of who they really are. Because they do not have the ability to resist, they are often tortured and threatened. Worse, they are forced to betray their mother
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