(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
After the events of Midway, the U.S. opened a gate with many successes by conquering islands invaded by Japan in an effort to stop attacks on U.S. forces. Gaining the islands was essential in order to invade Japan’s mainland in order to get closer to victory over Japan. Later in the war Japan would not have it’s mainland invaded. Most islands consisted of airfields and Japanese Bases, which were required to conquer and gain an advantage over Japan’s Army. America’s success at Midway was a crucial blow to the Imperial Navy’s fleet, which would not fully recover until the war was lost.
Imperialism in China Between 1750 and 1900, both China and Japan endured pressures from their foreign counterparts make themselves open to trade and relations. In the beginning both China and Japan were resistant against foreign domination, but in the 19th century Japan progressively accepted foreign domination to achieve the goal of modernization while China continued to resist foreign control and remain true to their ancient way of life.. In the 1700s, both China and Japan viewed the West as conflictions against their way of life and had perceived them as barbarians believing that their way of life was far more superior. When European ambassadors were sent to their lands in valiant attempts to negotiate trade with China and Japan, the emperors mocked them and boasted about how they possessed no need for Western influence. The Japanese originally developed an interest in trading with the Europeans, but the Jesuit missionaries who followed the traders arose hesitation that ultimately affected their decision to succumb to Western influences in the sense of preserving their beliefs and cultures.
The Second World War had a radical effect on the political landscape in Asia. The crumbling of the Japanese Empire meant that many countries were left without any formal governing body. This power vacuum left the door open for the two main victors of World War Two-the United States and the Soviet Union- to expand and implement their influence in the region. The US wanted to prevent the further spread of Communism whilst the USSR wanted to establish strategic Communist allies in the region. Both sides eventually picked sides in the region and supported opposing forces.
A unified, powerful state was created in India by the British vanquishing kingdoms of the India and placing the same general system of laws amongst the Hindu and the Muslim peoples. The perspectives of the Indian peoples became more worldly and educated. Another example of a postive change in perspective that resulted from imperialism is Japan. Prior to 1867, Japan was humiliated by America’s intrusion. The radical samuri reacted to the invasion with violence until the samuri created a patriotic coalition that restored the emporer’s power with minimal bloodshed.
It was these democratic principles that have gotten us to the place we are today. We must not look to the judicial branch to affect the regulation of business; instead we must take on this issue in the tried and proven democratic process. The role of the Supreme Court is to determine the constitutionality of laws and regulations, not create them, and that is exactly what the reinterpretation of the commerce clause has done. The reinterpretation has extended the power of the federal government, and the judicial system too far, allowing them to overstep their boundaries. The continued power grab will destroy the capitalist system shackling the limbs of the free market.
This could be noted with the US not joining the League of Nations. So on September 1931 Japan invaded Manchuria and renamed it Manchuko, establishing a puppet government. Even though the League of Nations is set up to take action against barefaced assault they did nothing except give Japan a slap on the wrist with passing a resolution condemning Japan for its actions. With this failure to do anything it showed this the League of Nations problem with trying to keep peace, it’s nearly impossible without the world’s super power. This showed the world that the actions of this group should not be taken seriously.
They concocted a plan to conquer the Indies, but Japan believed that such a conquest would evidently bring America into war. To thwart American efforts to liberate the Dutch East Indies, Japan called for an attack on America’s navy. Using the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan was able to secure the necessary resources from the Dutch East Indies which would help their war against China. Japan also expected to come across a revengeful America. Despite the threat, Japan believed that the resources they secured form both China and the Dutch East Indies would be sufficient in dealing with a petty
For Tagore, it meant feeling for the whole world and not just for one’s own country. In the lectures that he delivered in Japan, Tagore criticized the growing military aggressiveness in Japan and its inclination towards the western ideals. He was looking at the old Japan and the new Japan. He feared that Japan may lose all its beauty and its rich culture in its drive to modernise itself. He said that Japan has the potential to progress a lot.
Not until Edo period did Confucianism in Japan flourish and entered its peak era, becoming what is known as Japanese Confucianism (Ping & Lili 2010). The three dominant schools of philosophy in Japan were led by Yamaga Sokou, Ito Jinsai and Ogyuu-Sorail. Although the leaders were separated by the differences in their thoughts, they all agreed that Japanese society should be guided by the theory and philosophy of classic Confucianism (Ping & Lili, 2010). While the essence of Confucianism was absorbed by Japanese thinkers at that time, it adopted some unique factors of Japan’s folk customs in order to make it closer to Japanese society. Classic Chinese Confucianism stressed the harmony among social members.