1854-1896: How Western Bullying Taught Peaceful Japan Imperialism (VIDEO)

40 years of humiliations led previously inward-looking Japan to set on a drive of militarization, modernization and expansion of its own

Japanese depiction of a US warship, 1854

Japan was a peaceful nation until Commodore Perry arrived and threatened war unless Japan bowed to Western commercial interests. Japan modernized and militarized to survive and quickly devolved into an imperial power itself.



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Undecider
Undecider
21 days ago

Japan peaceful until Perry showed up?

All_has_An _END_.
All_has_An _END_.
21 days ago

so the Evil Empire started way back in 1854

Canosin
Canosin
21 days ago

and it will die in 2020…..

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21 days ago
Reply to  Canosin

Most importantly , I hope it dies without a major war
I think the Empire for sure does not have more than 5 years( max)

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