They still do all of this today These guys catch up in a ginormous way in about

They still do all of this today these guys catch up

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They still do all of this todayThese guys catch up in a ginormous way in about 30 or 40 yearsoThey renegotiated the trade treaties they were forced into signing before the restorationoThey do not have any natural resources so they look elsewhere to startbuying this stufoBy 1900 – Japan is not a world power but a power that the West cannotroll over or controloJapan is now set apart from the rest of Asia where China is floundering;Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Africa have been taken over by Europeans Imperial Rise of Rising Sun
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Military was on par with Western powers after the Meiji RestorationJapan copied another Western European innovation of sorts – Imperialization oThey decided it was a good idea to take over other places to get more land which caused a lot of friction in AsiaRise of Godzilla – The Japanese Imperial phaseTimelineoBefore 1868 they were very behind and inepto1868 Meiji Restorationo1895 – Sino-Japanese War  27 years later, the Meiji Restoration produces a Japan powerful enough to challenge China in a war and win Fighting over Korean Peninsula – starting their Imperial phase but China tried to block these efortso1900 Boxer Rebellion – Japan helps an international coalition repress a rebellion within ChinaBoxers were a group of yahoos who took over the capital at the time and took a bunch of hostagesResponse included Japanese, Russians, US, Brits, Germans, FrenchJapan was invited to participate with Western powerso1905 Russo-Japanese WarJapan starts to move more into Russian territory in the east side of Asia and Russia doesn’t like this They sent the entire Russian navy out to squash this small groupof islands The Japanese navy was waiting for them and blew them up in about 15 minutes Most one sided naval battle in history – they lost about 32 of 36
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  • Fall '08
  • JDBOYER
  • World War II, japan, Empire of Japan, Meiji Restoration

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