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This period is the reason why Japan has the world's number 2 economy A."the enlightened one"i.Named after Emperor MeijiB.Napoleon, Opium wars, the European Tsunami etc.1)Instead of fighting the Europeans lets embrace them2)European Colonization was at its height i.No other world state has successfully pulled off a renewal like Japan hasii.Japans gates are now open (thanks to commodore Perry)C.Abolish samurai ordera.Modernize militaryb.Government cuts down the last of the samurai troopsa)1877 - Battle or Shiroyamac.Ban the Samurai/Shogun and abolish the feudal system1)Send college kids around the world to learna.Break them down, learn how to build these technologies themselvesa)Buy foreign technologiesb.Absorb Western Technologies2)Banking a.Government b.Social culture, dress, products etc.c.Educationd.Militarye.SIDE NOTE: They catch up in 30 - 40 yearsa)Culturef.Adopt Western Systems:3)Several things occurred during this period:i.
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