Foreign Reactions to Western Imperialism China and Japan India and Japan’s reactions to Western imperialism was the same as in they first resisted outside control, but eventually gave in to Westernization; however, India resisted through physical methods while Japan resisted through cultural methods. Europe wanted to expand their empire to include colonies in India and to also have an influence on Japan. The building of the Suez Canal was funded and lead by Britain. The canal allowed for easier trade for the Dutch East India Company that was based in India. This new passage allowed for Western Influence to spread to the Eastern world.
To the colonies an expansion to the west meant more opportunity. Colonists still moved to the west and demonstrated that they did not care what the British had to say anymore. There’s a possibility that the diplomatic tensions accelerated the Revolutionary War. In time the colonies would have realized that they were economically self-sufficient and that they did not need the British (Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures). The American Revolution was going to happen either way, with or without the diplomatic
China was completely contrary from Central Africa on economic, political, and cultural bases during the 1500-1800. From 1000-1500 China led the world in economic development and there after experiencing the trauma of rule by the Yuan Dynasty, China adopted policies that favoured Chinese political and cultural tradition. On the other hand, the kingdoms of central Africa had initiated commercial relations with Portuguese merchants and diplomatic relations with Portuguese monarchy. Portuguese traded for slaves and slave trade undetermined the authority of the King. The Kings were converts of Christianity just to establish closer relations with Portuguese whereas Chinese has great problems with the exclusivity of Christianity but the Jesuits were respectful of Chinese culture and won a few converts.
This was because Korea had been under Japan from 1910 to 1945 but after the war ended it came under temporary rule of the two superpowers. The UN had set up the United Nations Temporary Commission of Korea known as UNTCOK. This was to ensure there would be a democratic government. Kim II Sung and Syngman Rhee did not want to separate Korea; they wanted it to be unified. This led the north to attack the south.
(Vat) After that, Japan continued its naval expansion after World War I. Looking at Japans success; Great Britain and United States realized that the Japanese Navy could threaten their interests. In order to preserve their goals, they came up with The Washington Naval Treaty. This Treaty placed restrictions on the tonnage of battleships, aircraft carriers, and cruisers that Japan could build in relation to those of the United States and Britain (Willmott). The United States argued that they had naval commitments outside of the Pacific, so the Japanese would effectively have equal
This was not the sort of surrender that U.S. forces wanted. The country was also torn between whether they wanted to surrender at all, conditional or not. The emperor supported the idea of surrender put forth by the Potsdam Declaration, wishing for an end to the war, but the Japanese Minister of War and other military heads were determined to find another alternative that was more of a negotiated settlement rather than actual surrender (Gosling). After the second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, the emperor actually stepped forth and ordered Japan to surrender. If the bombs had not been dropped, this no doubt would not have happened.
American Imperialism in the 19th Century Jennifer Walters HIS 204 Keith Carr September 13, 2010 The American Imperialism policy was adopted because of the need to keep up with other foreign countries. Much like the term “keeping up with the Jones”, there was a desire to have a stronger hold on the foreign trade and not so much to expand American territory, but to where America can place their toes without permission. With the advancement of transportation and communication, the desire to expand and the need for American foreign trades increased. Some of the reasons America tried to rationalize imperialism were the need to reduce import costs for farmers and factory workers, increase exports, racial control to dominate over the lesser
Regardless, it appears as if Harry Truman used Machiavelli’s idea that an initial intense trauma would quickly end any type of rebellion; in Truman’s case, the Japanese. Also, alternatives to end the war were not actively pursued by Truman, which show his somewhat impatience to end the war. Truman ultimately turned out to lead with a heavy fist, perhaps even consequentialist because of the gravity of the decision to actually use such a powerful weapon. Although Machiavelli makes it clear in The Prince that it is important for a ruler to be loved and considered clement by his people, Machiavelli made it even clearer that is more important for a ruler to be feared than loved. In chapter VIII of The Prince, Machiavelli wrote that it, “is much safer to be feared than loved”, thus making dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a perfect example of this Diego Regin 2 ideal(Machiavelli Ch.
The Meiji Restoration of 1868 began Japan’s modern age. The irony was that this was a rebellion anti-Western in nature, but they must embrace the West to survive or complete. The revolution of this was that Meiji’s government radically alters in politics, economics, and social. 21. The Jacobins were a political organization of the French Revolution.
The missionaries influence became an important stepping-stone in the transition toward westernization. Now, Hawaii was officially "westernized": socially, through the "work" of the missionaries, politically through the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and economically through over-dependency on the sugar industry. The actions of these events, as well as their results, were the main proceedings that prove Hawaiians did not adopt western ways, but instead were forced to conform to them. Hawaiians did not understand this concept of land ownership and because of their lack of knowledge in western policies they were quickly taken advantage of. So we should ask ourselves, is Hawaii picture perfect culture really as unique and diverse as it says it is, or was our history so tainted by societal pressures of the United States