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Japan - The Paris Peace Conference

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Moriah Holness

on 15 November 2012

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Transcript of Japan - The Paris Peace Conference

in the Covenant of the League of Nations
They received a majority votes, however Australia and Great Britain voted against it.
A unanimous vote was required, so Japan didn't get the clause put in.
They thought that they were asking the League of Nations to accept equality of Japanese nationalists. They did not realize the change its adoption would have on the established norms of the Western International System. Unfortunately, you don't always get what you want. Comparisons trying to get what they wanted End Result Japan wanted... wanted control of Germany's land and to take if for themselves
they received German colonies in the North Pacific and German holdings in China
Japan wasn't satisfied, they wanted more land Position during the Conference Japan
The Paris Peace Conference Moriah Holness
Shakeyra Brooks Racial Equality Clause Versailles racial equality in the peace settlements
recognition for its dominant position in China and possession of the former German territories in China and the Pacific
they felt entitled since they had captured them However, there were problems. Paris Peace Conference vs. Leaders Promises Reasons.. territorial claims in German territories
racial equality clause
they got half of the rights of Germany Their desires didn't change that much. Japan was the first and only Asiatic country to have a connection to the European powers and they weren't going to give it up for racial issues or territories. cheerfully entered into agreement with US, Canada, and Australia
restricting the emigration of her people to those countries
Their position during the peace conference was a direct result of the leaders' promises to their people. The Japanese Public The Japanese public was not happy about the results of the Paris Peace Conference
Media Involvement - The mass media imagined the worst-case scenario and reported council resolutions censuring Japan's actions threated the country with an "international economic blockade if she did not withdraw her troop."
Japan didn't get nearly as much as they wanted. However, they cheerfully accepted their position despite the anger of the population.
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