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.

  1. Undecider says

    Japan peaceful until Perry showed up?

  2. All_has_An _END_. says

    so the Evil Empire started way back in 1854

    1. Canosin says

      and it will die in 2020…..

      1. All_has_An _END_. says

        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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