Treaty of Kanghwa - granted Japan extraterritoriality in...

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Treaty of Kanghwa Japan provoked Korea in 1875 by entereing an area that was known to be off limits to foreign ships. When the Koreans fired on them, the Japanese then annihilated a for on Kanghwa island. After first finding out China’s reaction, Japan pushed an unequal treaty on Korea. This Treaty of Kangwa ended Korea’s status as a protectorate of China,
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Unformatted text preview: granted Japan extraterritoriality in Korea, and also opened three ports between 1876 and 1881. This treaty was significant for both Korea and Japan. For Korea, it brought upon the unequal treaty system that the Taewongun feared. For Japan, it was a huge step towards its eventual annexation of Korea....
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