Instead of having separate states with split decisions and “ignoring the huge elephant (slavery) in the room,” the frontier proposed the idea of having a uniform decision where slavery was either illegal or legal in all territories, thus introducing the idea of democracy. This unity is what created a uniform America instead of a bunch of individual states. America may have begun with predominantly Englishmen on the eastern coast, but immigration has molded America into being a true “melting pot” of the various cultures in which the present American culture developed around. The advances made on the frontier are what evolved the European influences into the influences of independent
In the 19th century, western powers such as Britain were increasing their influence across the world and were engaging in free trade to improve their economic position. One of Britain’s biggest trading partner was China and there was a huge demand for Chinese products such as Chinese tea, porcelain and silk by the British. However, the Chinese had no interest in buying the products offered by the British and this led to Britain facing a huge trade deficit. In response to this, British traders began to illegally ship opium from India to China which led to a widespread addiction to opium in China that caused many economic and social problems in China. In order to control this addiction, the Chinese government led by Lin Zexu confiscated and destroyed over 20,000 chests of opium from British merchants.
For the longest time, Japan had been an isolationist country, a country that let no foreigners enter it, but that changed in 1853 Japan started to open its borders once more. As it did so, Western influence on its culture began to grow. While the changes in its war tactics were the most famous and well-known form of Westernization, there were many smaller ways Japan's culture changed. Some of these ways were changes in fashion and architecture. Some of the biggest changes in Japanese culture that were caused by Westernization was the fashion industry.
As a result, a market economy would naturally prefer those employees. The fear of Chinese immigrants was not purely due to economic reasons. In reality, Chinese workers and culture were seen as invasive and pervasive with contradictions to American values. Therefore, Chinese workers were not only seen as economic opponents, but as an epidemic that can erode away the very fabric of American society (Ryo
The Japanese mainly relied on imported ideals during restoration in order emulate Western nations who, in the Japanese eyes were advanced and powerful. Due to the fact that Western nations were involved in Imperialism prior to and during the same time as the Meiji period, the wealth and power the European nations gained stood out to the Japanese. During the 44 years of Meiji restoration,
But it should be known that the British were the only formal company at this time in the area until the Dutch East India Company was organized shortly after when it was chartered in 1602 by the current State General of Netherlands at that time. Before the British East India Company formed there was no real form of major trade going on in the region in which the Indian Ocean is in. With this being said, the British East India Company still struggled to gain power in the spice trade. This was mostly due to the Dutch’s extreme urgency to establish themselves so they can claim the area as their trading ground. The British Struggled to keep afloat for the first few years but eventually they started to become immensely profitable after
Chinese porcelain was known for its unique properties and aesthetic values, it was favored by the Europeans back in the days. However, a sustained trading of Chinese porcelain in the western market was never created until the establishment of the Dutch East India Company (VOC; Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie). In my part, I will focus on explaining how did the Chinese export porcelain market flourished under the establishment of the VOC and also the modification of Chinese porcelain when catering for the western market. The significance of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) The VOC is the initiator of the Chinese export porcelain market. The first trading between China and the West was a limited amount of Chinese porcelain, made by request and was transported from Macao to Lisbon.
As only understanding the history, which plays a vital role if defining their course of foreign and security policy. Before, 19th century, there was no idea of nationalism prevailing in China, in fact she was recognized as an Empire more of a 5000 years old Great Civilization whose basis was it value system and culture. It was known as a Confucian Hierarchical Ordered State. The governance focused more over the center than the periphery. Their relations with others states were the extension to their domestic policies.
France one of the biggest imperializing countries, colonizing areas all around the world. one of them being Indochina. Indochina consist of three different areas Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Colonization in Cambodia there are a lot of reasons but one of the reasons is that. Cambodia was a great country were goods passed by from china so if they took control of them then it would be a great source of goods so they can buy from china.
The main problem which affects China is that all the money goes onto improvement of cities’ infrastructure and provinces are left with almost nothing. Moreover, for the last few years the gap between rich and poor has been increasing, which has not still led to social unrest, although situation might change and China is under high risk. In terms of revolution,coups and civil wars since 1949 there were no clear intentions only rumours which appeared on the media. However, talking about nationalism, there are some concerns. There is no doubt that Chinese people are proud of their ‘glorious civilisation’ , albeit for inviting foreign investors and having good trading relationships it is better for nationalism to step aside.