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Unformatted text preview: merchants; Christianity banned 8) Samurai tradition lived on in the bushido code (“the way of the warrior”), as samurai take up peaceful occupations 9) Increased trade and wealth of merchant class exposed feudal system as obsolete; ignored and isolated peasants revolted 10) Shogun attempted reform but only to stabilize the feudal system: increased rice production, which lowers prices, hurting peasants and samurai a) Law of Supply and demand 11) Japan allowed restricted opening to the West – Dutch, Russians, British, Americans 12) Commodore Perry in Edo Bay, 1853, won “most favored nation” status with “extraterritoriality” right 13) Satsuma and Choshu daimyo, with Westernized forces, installed a boy emperor, Meiji, in Edo 14) Geography that previously forged feudal Japan now allowed for a new national policy toward a modern, Westernized Japan. 15)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 290 taught by Professor Witmer during the Spring '08 term at Millersville.
- Spring '08