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  • Meiji Restoration In Japan
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    In 1868, The Meiji Restoration in Japan begins as the Emperor Meiji oversees an era of rapid modernization, creates a conscript army, and abolishes the samurai-class ranking which has defined order in Japan since the 1600's. Education is reformed, a constitution is created; a parliament established. Victory in wars with Russia and China will begin the dominant period of Japanese nationalism and influence leading to World War II. Japan in modern times is one of the most technologically advanced c...
  • Daimyo By Ieyasu And His Successors
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    Midterm Question-1 Tokugawa Ieyasu was a great samurai fighter and cunning politician. In battle of Sekigahara Tokugawa defeated his major rivals and established Tokugawa government. His headquarter was established in village of Edo away from the imperial families in Kyoto. Ieyasu and successors choose to rule as shoguns, or feudal lords, demanding loyalty from the daimyo and exercising direct control only over their own territorial domains. The people saw the emperor as divine descent of sun go...
  • Military Government Of Japan
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    The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglas MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so t hey decided to act through the existing Japanese government. General Mac Arthur became, except in name, dictator of Japan. He imposed his will on Japan. Demilitarization was speedily carried out, demobilization of the former imperial forces was comp le...
  • Japan's Industries
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    During the time period between the 1850's and 1950's, Japan underwent massive changes politically, economically, and socially. Acknowledging the failure of isolation, Japan imitated the West in an attempt to modernize, however, still retaining its own identity. A reorganized and more centralized government allowed Japan to industrialize in half the time it took the nations of Western Europe. Industrialization provided Japan with the tools needed to transform itself from a half civilized and "bac...
  • 5 9 6 1 Rating
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    Political Indicators Political Stability Rating: 2005: 1 2 3 4 5 6 72010: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Analysis: "Japan's current domestic goal is to strengthen the political party system. In recent years, a series of scandals have damaged the integrity of not only individual politicians, but also entire parties" (Fraser). Since the 1970's, there have been several changes in the government due to all the scandals. Since 1996, stability has been restored to the political system due to the election of Ryuturo Ha...
  • Meaning Japan
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    Japan Changes From Military to Economic Power after World War II Japan was controlled by an emperor people thought to be god before the World War II. They were technologically advanced in military weaponry and armory. The country was control by military power for years and had plans to dominate the world. Not until when the United State join the World War II, the fate of Japan changed forever. Japan suffered a quick defeat by the US. The US dropped two atomic bombs in two large cities in Japan t...
  • Sudden Change In The Japanese Lifestyle
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    The American occupation of Japan Fifty years after the end of the second World War, it is easy to look back on the American occupation of Japan and see it as a mild nudge to the left rather than a new beginning for the country. We still see an emperor, even if only as a symbol. Industry, when it was rebuilt, was under much of the same leadership as before the war. Many elements of the traditional lifestyle remained-with less government support and in competition with new variants. The Japanese p...
  • 1890 The Education System Of Japan
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    The Strategies The Meiji Government Used to Achieve Economic Development? The Meiji government during the 1880's created both an institutional and constitution structure that allowed Japan in the coming decades to be a stabile and industrializing country. Two major policies and strategies that reinforced stability and economic modernization in Japan were the creation of a national public education system and the ratification of the Meiji constitution. Both these aided in stability and thus econo...
  • Compliant Japanese Public
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    The Rise of Japanese Militarism Japan's political journey from its quasi-democratic government in the 1920's to its radical nationalism of the mid 1930's, the collapse of democratic institutions, and the eventual military state was not an overnight transformation. There was no coup d'etat, no march on Rome, no storming of the Bastille. Instead, it was a political journey that allowed a semi-democratic nation to transform itself into a military dictatorship. The forces that aided in this transfor...
  • Similarities Between Britain And Japan's Political Systems
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    In 1900 Britain was in many respects the world's leading nation, enjoying a large share of world trade, a dominant position in the international money market, and possessing a far flung empire supported by the world's most powerful navy. Japan was a complete contrast, sharing with Britain only the fact that it too was a nation of Islands lying off the shore of a major continent. Until the 1860's it had possessed a social and economic structure more akin to that of feudal, rather than twentieth c...
  • Japan's New Meiji Government
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    I. Introduction A. Overview events of the time period 1. Shogun period 2. Meiji period 3. Actions of Commodore Perry 4. Sino and Russo Japanese war 5. Thesis Over time, and this is true in every country, faith fades and gives way to science and religion gives way to practicality. II. The Edo (Shogun) rule 1608-1868 A. The takeover 1. how they came into rule a. the battle of Sekigahara b. the expulsion of Christianity c. feudalism B. The beginning of the end 1. Political pressure a. Commodore Per...
  • Shogun Era The Power Of The Emperor
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    Throughout most of history, Japanese political culture has centralized around the concept of imperialism. Only during the time period of 1192-1867 did the central imperialist government loose control. This was brought upon by the civil wars and the anarchy that Japan faced prior to 1192. These events set the stage for a new ruling system called Sei i-Taisho gun 1. Due to this type of military dictatorship the shogun ruled all of Japan. From the new administrative capital, Edo (present day Tokyo)...
  • Old Han Governments
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    From 1866, leading officials from the "outer" han of Choshu and Satsuma especially began to put together an alliance which involved officials from a few other han and a group of nobles at the imperial court. Choshu and Satsuma had been developing their relationships with the western powers, particularly Britain, and using these contacts to strengthen and modernise their armed forces. In these and other han, vigorous new leaderships had arisen, sometimes out of young men who had survived the expe...

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