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Japanese Imperialism vs. European Imperialism

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Japanese Imperialism vs. European Imperialism
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the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
Definition of Imperialism
The XIX century was a perfect moment for European and Asian imperialist powers due to the fact that thanks to technological and sociological advances of the time, these nations were now able to invade and hold control over over-seas realms.
Why the XIXth century?
by Mauricio Urdaneta & Hilda Rojas & Arantza Martínez & Sofía Rock.
By Dictionary.com
Adding to these , some nations were not prepared to resist European invasion .
Political effects
Japan managed to invade the Korea , Taiwan and Kwantung
Japanese government turned expansion into a systematic goal, for security, national pride, resources for industrialization, settlement of overpopulation, and markets for manufactured goods.

It was the first non-Western imperial power, and that it rose to imperial status after facing colonization by the West.
Nations in Europe
managed to invade
China, India , part of
Japan, the Fillipines,
and other nations like

When it comes to Imperialism ,Europe
is the worldwide contingent.

Nations like England , Spain and France obtained colonies ranging all the way from The Americas o India and Australia.

Some of these colonies are still held as dependencies nowadays.

The British provided political unity to India.
After the Sepoy Mutiny they appointed a viceroy to rule India.
Introduction of western ideas like nationalism, democracy, constitu­tionalism.


Japan abandon its centuries of isolation, because Japan started to expand.
The conquest began by opening up Korean ports for Japanese trade. Japan was able to force its expansion with its huge army size.

Have more colonies not only in Europe to "show the power"
Religion: Some Asians leaned towards Christianity.
Saw how effective Western Imperialist POlicies were.
Seeked to modernize their economy.
Assimilated European strategies to fit their own needs.
Answers. (s.a.).
What were the negative and positive effects of imperialism on japan?
. Recuperado de: http://www.answers.com/Q/What_were_the_negative_and_positive_effects_of_imperialism_on_japan
tennispimpster. (2008).
What are the main causes and effects of British Imperialism in Africa.
Recuperado de: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090315105103AAwbM3h
Social effects:
Imperialist powers exploited the colonies by importing raw materials at the cheapest rates and exported the finished products at very high rates.
Colonial governments built railroads, highways, and other structures that would benefit transportation and communication along the colonies.
The development of an export market created and entrepreneurial class in rural areas.
British manufactured goods destroyed local industries in India. British textiles left thousands out of work and damaged the textile industry.

European imperialism forced everyone to believe in Christianity.
Colonial and impe­rialist rule led to racial segregation.
Abuses occured frequently.
Britain brought order and stability to the Indian society.
The British established a new education system in India.

Japan imposed a harsh rule on Korea, it tried to destroy all records of histories of Korea, force the people to convert to Japanese ways of thinking and erase the Korean language and identity.
Korea was forced to teach Japanese in school.

For Japanese imperial power, it meant a market to export to, and a source of cheap raw materials.
For the colony, it meant trading with a single country and being the only major source of employment for the masses.
Japan was able to dominate the sale of manufactured goods, especially textile.
Japan became an exporter of manufactured goods to Asia and an importer of primary products from the region.
Japan modernized Korea: it built railroads, factories, and communication systems.

Burma, Malasia Indonesia
 Indochina (Vietman, Laos, Cambodia) New Guinea

The Sepoy Mutiny (1857): revolt by the Indians caused by the growing distrust for the British.
Opium wars: Britain and China
The Tai Ping Rebellion (1850-1864): its mission was to destroy the Qing dynasty.

Sino-Japanese War.
Russo-Japanese War.

By : Radilla, M.et al
Comunicación directa con Marcela Radilla
Lin Zexu wrote a famous letter to Queen Victoria, but she never read it.

Treaty of Nanking 1842:

• China paid $21 million indemnity to British for opium seized.
• China ceded Hong Kong to Britain “in perpetuity”.
• Britain got “most favored nation” status with 5 ports opened up.

Treaty of Tianjin:

• Ten more ports open to Europeans.
• China paid 3 million ounces of silver to Britain, 2 million to France.
• Opium legalized.
• Unrestricted propagation of Christianity, Protestant and Catholic, all over China.

European Imperialism and Japan. -, de - Sitio web: http://w3.salemstate.edu/~hbenne/pdfs/european
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