Japan 2 Transcript ( Imperial Rise of Rising Sun) ah the Imperial rise of the Rising Sun 00:03 we've now seen that an 1868 00:06 Japan got mainsheet that's right I just 00:08 made a now into a verb the 1868 Meiji 00:11 Restoration revolutionized Japan from 00:14 the inside out and unlike all other 00:15 Asian powers in the Asian hood Japan 00:18 became modernized industrialized 00:22 westernized and most importantly 00:25 militarized that's right 00:27 they had a military that was on par with 00:29 Western powers Japan is now strong not 00:32 yet a world power but Japan is strong 00:35 especially compared to its weak Asian 00:37 neighbors and therefore Japan copied 00:40 another Western European innovation of 00:43 sorts and that is Imperial ization Japan 00:47 looked at what your had done and they 00:49 said hey look these guys went and took 00:51 over a huge chunks of the rest of the 00:53 world they've got more territory more 00:55 resources more stuff by simply going out 00:57 and taking it over in colonies and in 00:59
straight-up Imperial fashion and the 01:00 Japanese thought to themselves ah that a 01:03 good idea we do that too and of course 01:06 they did thus launches the Imperial 01:10 phase of Japan which caused a lot of 01:12 friction in Asia at the time the 01:14 remnants of which we can still see in 01:16 today's world so let's quickly look at 01:18 the rise of a Godzilla the Japanese 01:21 Imperial phase and please while we go 01:24 through this keep in mind the timeline 01:26 here we're talking about very condensed 01:29 periods of time than all this action 01:30 happens to start at all 1868 the Meiji 01:34 Restoration before 1868 the Japanese our 01:37 city yeah fighting with swords right 01:39 samurais during the Shogun period very 01:42 behind isolated technologically inept 01:45 just three decades later in fact less 01:47 than three decades from staff fighting 01:49 with swords in 27 years the Meiji 01:52 Restoration produces a Japan powerful 01:55 enough to challenge China in a war and 01:58 win whoa what this is crazy 02:01
in 1895 the sino-japanese war kicks off 02:04 fighting over the Korean Peninsula the 02:07 Japanese are going to start their 02:09 Imperial phase by taking over other 02:11 territories to gain resources and the 02:13 Chinese are going to try to block those 02:15 efforts uh and in doing so get pop-up 02:17 Smackdown for their efforts 02:19 the Chinese are stunned by this stunned 02:22 anyone in the restaurant world's paying 02:24 attention is also stunned because up to 02:26 this point China is the main power in 02:29 this part of the world no questions 02:30 asked 02:31 Japan is a no-name know-nothing group of 02:33 islands on the peripheral edge a vassal 02:36 state on the edge of Chinese power and 02:39 here they are in 1895 challenging the 02:42 Chinese and handily winning but that's 02:45 not the end of Chinese humiliation under 02:48 the hand of Japan just five years later 02:50 in 1910 02:53 an international coalition repress a 02:57 rebellion within China it's called the 03:00
Boxer Rebellion and without going in 03:02
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