Global Relations After World War I

Global Relations After World War I - -Shantung...

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Global Relations After World War I: United States, Japan, and the “Middle East” The United States—Potential Global Power Political role in Europe -European politics being shaped by outside power -Unprecedented situation Central position in world finance -Europe: heavy debt -U.S.: Largest creditor nation Enormous economic assets -World’s largest manufacturer -No war damage The United States -Rapid demobilization of military -Rejection of Versailles agreements -Return to isolationism -Consequences --Failure to stabilize Europe Growing conflict with Japan in the Pacific -Economic tensions Growth of Japanese industry -Security concerns Growth of Japanese Empire -Racial animosity Demonization of Japanese The “Yellow Peril” Japan
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Role in World War I -Support for allies (Britain and France) Seizure of German Asian/Pacific territories -Pacific Islands
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Unformatted text preview: -Shantung Province (China) Post War Issues:-Equality with U.S./Europeans-Expansion of/ international acceptance of Japanese role in China Markets Resources Population pressures Japan at the Versailles Peace Conference Marginalization by the “Big Four” (Britain, France, Italy, U.S.) Rejection of the principle of racial equality (Especially by Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. over immigration concerns) Europe/U.S. attempt to keep Japan out of China Keeps German territories (Shantung China,etc.) Japan-growing tendency to see Europe/U.S. as adversaries-increased emphasis on expanding its influence in Asia The End of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the “Middle East” The Ottoman Empire-Multiethnic-ruled by Muslim Turkish speakers The Empire in World War I-Joined war as German ally...
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