items became the rave in Japan things 08:07 like toothpaste which had never been 08:08 used before they embrace from the United 08:11 States of course Europeans are picked up 08:13 on that but you get the sense that Japan 08:15
becomes very westernized in all facets 08:18 of not just military Dutch's technology 08:21 but even culture and they adopted 08:23 Western educational systems as well and 08:25 again you can still see that in Japanese 08:27 society today they're still doing this 08:29 kind of thing but in this particular 08:31 period and we're only talking about 30 08:34 or 40 years that's what's incredible 08:35 about this these guys catch up they 08:38 catch up in a ginormous way they're 08:41 producing their own stuff and they're 08:43 starting now but Brown say we're growing 08:46 we will renegotiate those horrific eleum 08:50 bear 08:50 our Seng trade treaties that you guys 08:52 made a sign back in 1853 where power now 08:55 we will renegotiate that we are like you 08:58 we're making our own stuff and because 09:01 Japan of course does not have any 09:03 resources you know about this already 09:04 this is going to cause and they kind of 09:07 start looking elsewhere they got to 09:08 start buying stuff from abroad and you 09:10
can't just buy indefinitely so you might 09:12 need to go get some resources maybe take 09:14 them ah now we're coming full circle 09:16 where I want to end this is now starting 09:18 to set by 1900 any can't we're only talk 09:21 about 30 40 years these guys catch up by 09:24 1900 Japan is not a world power but a 09:29 power that the West cannot roll over a 09:31 power that the West cannot control a 09:33 power that the West cannot manipulate 09:35 Japan is growing their economies growing 09:38 their military is caught up to Western 09:41 standards their industries caught up to 09:42 Western standards and they're looking 09:44 for more they're getting hungry and this 09:46 sets them apart dig this this sets them 09:49 quite apart from the rest of Asia maybe 09:51 even the world the underdeveloped world 09:53 but this sets them quite apart from Asia 09:55 where China is floundering by 1900 South 09:59 East Asia and South Asia and Africa are 10:01 taken over and are controlled by the 10:03 Europeans and here's it's Japan and a 10:06 point of strength right when all of its 10:09
Asian neighbors are at their lowest 10:11 point of weakness that sets the stage 10:15 for perhaps some friction and aggression 10:17 which is going to unroll and unravel in 10:20 the 20th century and we'll get to that 10:22 next English (auto-generated)
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- Fall '08
- japan, Samurai, Shogun, Boshin War