Japan is modern industrialized westernized and militarized Strong but not a

Japan is modern industrialized westernized and

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Japan is modern, industrialized, westernized, and militarized Strong but not a world power yet o Esp. compared to Asian neighbors o Follows west and begins Imperialism This caused friction Godzilla the Japanese imperial phase 1868 – Meiji Restoration 1895 - Sino Japanese War o Japan and China fight over Korean peninsula o Japan takes this easily and smacks China down Shocking China and the rest of the world 1900 - Japan helps stifle the Boxer Rebellion o Boxers take hostages and are put down quickly and free the hostages o China is particularly embarrassed by this and even worse Japan is helping o Japan was invited to participate with Western powers Almost equal 1905 - Russo-Japanese War o Moving into Russian territory o Russia sends their WHOLE navy to crush Japan sailing all the way around Africa They are crushed in about 15 minutes The most one-sided naval battle in history They lost 32 of 36 ships
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o Serious wakeup call – people can’t even find Japan on a map and they have already beaten China and Russia 1917 – Annex more Russian territory during Bolshevik Revolution 1931 – Annex Manchuria, China 1930-1940 – Establish more footholds in China and S.E. Asia o
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  • Fall '08
  • World War II, Empire of Japan, Samurai, Meiji Restoration, Boshin War

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