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Extending a country's power -when a stronger country takes over a weaker territory
Reasons for Imperialism in Japan
- Economic Motives
- Political Motives (Nationalism)
- Social Darwinism
Japan isolated itself from the rest of the world during the 1600's
Japan declined trade with Westerners
U.S Commodore Perry sailed warships into a Japanese Harbor (Tokyo Harbor) and forced them to open trade with foreigners
Japan is forced to open ports to foreigners because of the Treaty of Kanawaga
Japan overthrew their emperor who had agreed to the Treaty of Kanawaga
Why did Japan Imperialize?
Japan was not forced to imperialize, but they imperialized on their own.
Japan was influenced by the British.
They took over many British customs.
War over economic rights between the Chinese and Japanese
WAR BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND JAPANESE OVER OCCUPATION OF MANCHURIA (CHINA) AND KOREA; IN WHICH JAPAN TOOK THE VICTORY.
-They started many wars
-They forced themselves on other countries
- Economy destroyed
Reasons for imperialism:
Japan wanted natural resources to continue industrializing
nationalism- they were determined to prove they were a powerful country
Japan wanted to prove they were the "better British"
- Japan got rid of extraterritorial rights.
- Due to modernization, Japan gained enough strength to tell the west to back away.