Western Penetration In The 19th Century

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The consequence that were faced by the region of Japan and China were different especially in the response to Western penetration during the 19th century, but similar in some ways. Some specific consequence that China faced were the growth of population, Boxer Rebellion, and Opium war. While Japan had problem with Meiji Restoration in social and diplomatic which effects of industrialization. Both China and Japan were an isolated before Western powers was involved, both looked down on other countries and preserved their culture since they were considered a powerful country, but Western influence change everything which causes problem. The problems emerged as the population grew massive in china during the 18th and 19th centuries. The growing had a pressure on land which cause deforestation, there were not enough food for everyone so smaller farms were given to peasant population. There were a lot of increased corruption including poorly maintained public work and loss of impoverishment, misery, and starvation. Since there were too many people, the government did not expand they were able to performed effectively on flood control, famine, rebellion, etc. In mid-19th century a majority population of China are addicted to opium drug which cause a major threat to their economy and social order. The opium war occurred between the British and Qing China, but china was defeated so they were required to pay British, open ports to Britain for trade, and allow Britain subject in the

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