UGC 112 China and Japan

UGC 112 China and Japan - A major difference between China...

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A major difference between China and Japan included the geography of both. China is on the mainland of Asia and has a very powerful position because on one side it is surrounded by land, forcing the Chinese army to develop their infantry. While on the eastern side is water, calling for a naval presence as well. This kind of geography allowed China to expand its military as far as diversity is considered. On the other hand Japan is isolated (geographically) because it is a bunch of Islands. In the 1500’s Japan was known for a superior navy, however it was not the best at the time. Due to its isolation Japan was known for its martial arts. Ninjas, Samurais and Karate are all originated in the Island of Okinawa in Japan. This established Japan as a country with defense on its mind, and China as a country with a very diverse military. China was considered as a very advance country and because of such thought the Chinese did not communicate much with other countries. In this time period China was
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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