Japan #2 Meiji Makeover 1868 Meiji Restoration o Most crucial and critical time setting Japan apart from Asia and the rest of the world. Period of rejuvenation and redoing the society Emperor Meiji o The enlightened one Tokagawa was opened by Commodore Perry Japan was inferior to the rest of the world 1800 Brits taking over India Dutch, French, Brits took over south east Asia 1893 Brits declare war on China over Opium and clean the Chinese Clock Holy Crap what are we gonna do? o China and everyone else has fallen o Instead of fighting Europe lets embrace them Join them and figure out their technology Revolutionized society from the inside out No other state has pulled off a renewal like Japan 1868 Japan is on the Rise and China is on a decline Incredible and never has been seen before or since o Re-do on society o Entire country works on this and pushes it to the next level Emperor Meiji and his advisors wanted to redo society o Ban the Samurai and get rid of Shoguns and feudal system Flush history and tradition down the toilet Modern military and training Did not come without a fight
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- Fall '08
- World War II, Empire of Japan, Samurai, Meiji Restoration, Boshin War