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Japan 2 -the meiji restoration is why Japan the number 2 economy -the meiji restoration was launched in 1868 it was a redoing of the Japanese society -1839, brits declare war on china, and the British easily beat them -the togugawa shogunate didn’t know what to do since the brits have beat everyone else -instead of fighting the brits they joined them -it revolutionized the society -this has never happened in another Asian society -meiji point 1: Ban the samurai and get rid of feudal order (shoguns) -many shoguns and samurai fought, they didn’t want to change -a notable one is the battle of shiroyama in 1877 -meiji point 2: absorb western technologies (by sending people out) -they made things themselves (after copying) -meiji point 3: adopt western systems -meiji point 4: emulate western culture -toothpaste is one of the things they adopt -Japan catches up at a very fast pace -by 1900 Japan is a power that the west cannot roll over or manipulate -this sets them far apart from Asia, china was floundering at the time -japan also copied imperialization
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  • World War II, japan, Meiji Restoration, Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

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