Japan #2 - WEEK 10 JAPAN#2 Meiji Makeover 1868 Meiji Restoration most crucial and critical time for Japanese History which sets it apart from the rest

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WEEK 10JAPAN #2Meiji Makeover1868 Meiji Restoration – most crucial and critical time for Japanese History which sets it apart from the rest of Asia and the under-developed world at thetimeoIt’s the reason why Japan is now the #2 economyoLaunched in 1868oA period of rejuvenation, renewal, and redoing the entire Japanese societyoNamed for the Emperor Meiji, or the enlightened oneHim and his counselors came up with this ideaSo why did they want to redo everything? Well remember where we left ofoTogogawashoginay – after 250 years of global isolationism, they found themselves being forcibly opened up to trade Their gates are now open and they can’t do anything about it because they are militarily, technologically, and industrially inferior to the folks that are knocking on their dooroThey see what’s happening in the wider world too and knew they couldn’t fit the European Tsunami that was coming over1798 Napoleon had invaded Egypt which opened the flood gatesfor Europeans to take over 1800 – the Brits were taking over India Shortly after, the Dutch with the Brits and the French took over all of Southeast Asia1839 – Brits declare war on China over opium (British cleaned the Chinese clock)oInstead of fighting the Europeans, the Japanese decided they would embrace themWe can’t beat them so let’s join themGet their technologies and become their equal – genius ideaRevolutionized the society from the inside out No other Asian state, or world state, really successfully pulled ofa renewal like Japan didIt’s the reason why Japan is considered among the richest,most developed parts of the world todayAt the same time Japan started to go up in 1868, China went downoChina typically the world power in this part of the worldSo what is this restoration?
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  • Fall '08
  • World War II, japan, Empire of Japan, Meiji Restoration

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