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Unformatted text preview: 2. The two most important moments in modern Japanese history were the Meiji Restoration (and the years immediately following it), and the U.S. Occupation of Japan. Critically evaluate this statement, noting similarities as well as differences between the Meiji Restoration and the Occupation. Military +/- What US did like Iraq Forced democracy Both needed reform Pro-western US style US probably not sensitive to Japans needs Most successful when already precedent set Meiji restoration Build on Japans democracy suffrage, other standards Mention Fukuzawas thing Throwing off Asia welcome Western influence, but separate from other Asian countries Westernization voluntary/forced 3. Compare and contrast the responses of China, Korea and Japan to Western contact or encroachment in the nineteenth century. Include in your discussion the major events that marked the new relationship between these Asian countries as well as between these Asian countries and...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ASCE V2002 taught by Professor Ross during the Fall '06 term at Columbia.
- Fall '06