The government in Japan signed trading treaties which the daimyo and samurai were unhappy with the government decisions. The Japanese wanted to limit the western influences and maintain their independence which created the rise of nationalism. In 1866, the Tokugawa Shogun was overthrown by the feudal lords and samurai. The new emperor eliminated the government and reestablished the imperial throne, but the emperor did not have any political power and was seen as a political symbol. The Meiji Restoration began in 1868 to 1912 which transformed Japan society with western influence but maintaining their cultures and traditions.
The Japanese samurai originally helped Japan protect itself by protecting Japan from the Mongols and eventually beating them in a long war. Then they were trusted to protect their own town and succeeded but then the samurai started fighting over who gets control and then the use of samurai slowly decreased. In the beginning the samurai made the world a better place but, then made the world a worse place because they kept on fighting about who get all the power. This conflict eventually led to the Onin War. According to ThoughtCo, By 1460, the daimyos were ignoring orders from the shogun and backing different successors to the imperial throne.
The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased. As America expanded west in the 1800s, conflict with natives was inevitable. In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, asking the natives to give up their land in exchange for money. Some refused to move off their native land, such as the Cherokees. As a result of this, they were removed and forced to make the journey known as the Trail of Tears.
When Jesuit missionaries attempted to enter Japan, he got suspicious. Instead of letting them in, he decided to close Japan from any Christians and/or Jesuits along with other foreigners. Foreigners were sharply limited going to Japan. Emperor Ieyasu wanted Japan only for Japanese. (Score for Question 2: ___ of 4 points) 2.
Tomlinson explains, India's export trade was composed of mainly agrarian produces like raw cotton, raw jute, rice, tea, oilseeds, and wheat, which were sold to North America, Europe, and Britain. However, increasingly simple manufactured goods had been exported. Great Britain was the most important trading partner, yet British exports to India remained significantly larger then imports from the colony. Britain accounted for 60% of all imports in 1913. The Indian market was not equally lucrative to all British exporters; to the staple industry, cotton textile manufacturers, and producers of engineering products, however, the Indian market was of immense importance.
The United State’s annexation of Hawaii in 1898 led to the gradual destruction of the Hawaiian culture and the almost-extinction of native-born Hawaiians. The majority of the Hawaiian natives opposed the annexation of Hawaii and wanted to maintain their sovereignty. Although the Japanese could have taken over the Hawaiian islands if the United States had not, the annexation of Hawaii by the U.S. was unjustified because of the treatment of the monarchy and natives, the infringement of the natives’ self-established culture and government, and the natives’ overwhelming opposition to the U.S’s involvement in Hawaii. From 1795 to 1874, the Kamehameha Dynasty ruled over the kingdom of the Hawaiian islands. Up until the death of Kamehameha III, the U.S. had stayed out of interfering with the islands.
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.
After almost a century of war, the Tokugawa shogunate closed off any possible western influence. The shogunate forcefully eliminated Christianity for their country in an attempt to succeed. They also isolated themselves with the exception keeping close relations with Korea and China. During this period, the Japanese economy thrived because the Tokugawa regime kept peasants focusing on agriculture and nothing else. As the period continued, Japan cities grew due to industrial advances.
We can look at modern discussions of the issue such as Gibbon’s argument which blamed Christianity for the fall of the empire. According to him conversion of Christianity was the key moment in the fate of the Roman Empire. Gibbon blames Christianity for different reasons, for instance, in the loss of military spirit indicating that “the last remains of military spirit were buried in the cloister (=monastery).”(Gibbon, Decline and fall, 39) He argues that the conversion of Christianity discouraged the public virtue of the society, public and private wealth was devoted to the demand and interests of church. He further indicates that the religion was distraction for both church and government which even led to the bloody and implacable (=endless) conflicts between them. (Gibbon, Decline and fall, 39) The practices of Christianity ran contrary to the aristocratic values of Graeco-Roman culture.
For instance, the agricultural production gradually weakened in contrast to the trading and mercantile subdivisions, therefore, the sellers earned more than the samurai and daimyo. Intensifying antagonism weakened the Tokugawa shogunate as a result of a long-lasting period of famine, leading to a growth in peasant uprisings. Furthermore, the increasing regular arrivals of foreign ships off the coast, which most brought unwanted proposals for trade, fueled apprehensions about Western imperialism, mainly after news from China of the First Opium War (1840–1842) reached Japan (Howell,