As Korea was struggling against the Japanese forces, 2,000 Chinese soldiers came to assist the Koreans against Japan. This was seen as a breach of the previously ... ... middle of paper ... ...economic conditions that had made Japan an aggressor nation, and transforming Japan into a peaceful democratic nation. Under the guidance of U.S. general Douglas MacArthur the Japanese were subjected to the most sweeping program of reform they had experienced since the Meiji Restoration. The establishment of Democracy in Japan is crucial in the composition of the modern nation of Japan. The modern nation of Japan is a result of expansionist prospects that resulted in war between the nations of Korea, China, and the United States.
Western imperialism in East Asia caused many tribulations for China, Japan, and Korea but also helped them to become contemporary nations. The East Asian countries were tremendously affected by unequal treaties, extraterritoriality, and above all, technology. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization. Japan was co-subjugated by Russia and the United States so that the trade routes of these western countries could extend into the east, which resulted in the foundation of industrialization in Modern East Asia. Finally, the spread of western Christianity and influential neighbors, namely China and Japan, culturally influenced Korea while bringing some semblance of unification.
The role of Genro are to determine the institutions, political stability, foreign approval and national pride. Additionally, they are considered as the founding fathers of Japanese’s modernization. Nonetheless, through the command of Genro, Japan had recovered of its foreign trade and legal system. That is by seizing control of Korea and Liaodong Peninsula in Southern Manchuria after defeating the Chinese in Sino-Japanese War in 1895. However, Japan realized that they were still incompatible with the West when the triple entente forced to return the Liaodong Peninsula.
Politics in Korea at the time were fully under Japanese control, a... ... middle of paper ... ...ence from Japanese rule. This system still exists in Korea today. As for economic modernization, South Korea’s rapid economic growth happened largely thanks to the policies of Park Chung Hee, a Korean President. Although Japan did introduce Korea to the heavy industry, increased agricultural production, and created transportation, these were not done for the benefit of Koreans. Japan developed Korea’s economy to the extent that it benefitted Japan.
Japan was very important to the USA as it was their bastion of capitalism and democracy in Asia. To lose it, would be a major blow to the USA and thus they did not wish to risk endangering it. To quote Mark. S Byrnes: “The United States saw the move (North Korean invasion) as potentially damaging to Japan’s security, and the former enemy had become the centre of American poli... ... middle of paper ... ...jor Developments in International Politics 1945-1996, 2nd edn. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Shintoism before the 1930's was primarily a nativistic religion which stressed nature and harmony. But during the 1930's it became a ideological weapon teaching Japanese that they were a superior country that had a right to expand and that its government was divinely lead by a descendent of the sun god. The independence and decentralization of the military allowed it to act largely on its own will as characterized in the Manchurian incident in 1931 and the Marco Polo bridge explosion in Shanghai. Because these incidents went unpunished and the Japanese public rallied around them the military was able to push for greater
This is probably due to the fact that he very strongly opposed the militarists and their domination of the political system before, as well as during the war. Also, the military and the zaibatsu businessmen became the main victims of the purge; so many conservative pre-war bureaucrats were able to come back to power. Yoshida's main objectives for Japan were intense economic growth, pacifism, and for Japan to be rather passive and inactive in the international arena. These objectives are set forth in what can be referred to as Yoshida's Doctrine, which basically states three different guidelines made by Yoshida for Japan to gain power and growth. They are the following: 1.
Furthermore, the Mandate of Heaven was also ... ... middle of paper ... ... send their children to the University. In Japan, education alone was the most beneficial Confucian value, as it taught both loyalty and obedience to the often violent culture of aristocrats. In conclusion, both the value of education and the Mandate of Heaven were significantly beneficial to most East Asian rulers. Education provided social stability and loyalty, not to mention the obvious benefits of having an educated bureaucracy. The Mandate of Heaven, although not useful in Japan, proved to be of key value to both Chinese and Korean rulers as it validated their legitimacy to rule.
What was Japan planning to do that led them to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941? Japan was going through a hard time like every other nation, but Japan wasn’t going to go down with this depression easily. Japan thoughts of expanding their economy to the other parts of Asia where there would be more resources that can help their economy get back up. But doing so will cause a confrontation with other nation that rule over parts of Asian countries, like the United States. Because of this, the Japanese was force to attack Pearl Harbor and try to take the upper hand in its conquest.
The attack of Pearl Harbor had significantly affected the United States as it altered the minds of those who were against the war and those who were for the war. The several issues that Japan had over the war in China gave the United States no choice but to help defend them. The U.S. had taken away the necessary resources that Japan needed in order to prevent Japan from further expanding and taking over the neighboring countries of China and the Pacific region. With the fear of the U.S. being in the way of their plans, Japan took precautions against the U.S. along with the support of their allies. Essentially, Japan’s greed and desire for having control over Southeast Asia and the Pacific region provoked a conflict that was bound to happen because of the issues, priorities, and assumptions made of each country involved.