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EURO-UA 511 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Zimmermann Telegram, Trench Warfare, Archduke Franz Ferdinand Of AustriaPremium

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Department
European and Mediterranean Studies
Course Code
EURO-UA 511
Professor
Euro History
Lecture
15

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JAPAN AND IMPERIALISM
I. Japan and the U.S.
a. 1853 – Commodore Matthew Perry visits Japan
a.i. U.S. wanted new markets + end Tokugawa Shogunate’s isolationist
policy
a.ii. Came with huge warships
b. Arguments in Favor of Opening Japan
b.i. Avoid attack from the U.S.
b.ii. Gain access to America’s technology
b.iii. Gain economic prosperity
c. Arguments for Isolation
c.i. Japan might lose cultural identity
c.ii. Japan might become too dependent on imports
c.iii. Didn’t like dealing w/ “barbarians”
II. Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)
a. Opened 2 Japanese ports
b. Opened diplomatic relations w/ U.S.
c. Japan would import American technology
III. Results
a. Other Western nations opened up trade with Japan
b. Japan sent ambassadors to U.S.
c. Japan began to modernize
IV. The Meiji Restoration (1868 – 1912)
a. Shogun removed
a.i. 15-year-old Emperor Mutsuhito Meiji gained the power
V. Changes under the Meiji
a. Political
a.i. 1889 – Japanese Consitution + the Diet (a law-making body)
a.ii. Instituted fair courtroom procedures
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b. Social
b.i. No more feudal classes (end of daimyo + samurai)
b.ii. Women could work
b.iii. Compulsory elementary-school level education
c. Economic
c.i. Accelerated industrialization, improved military
c.ii. Zaibatsu (family-owned corporations) bought factories from the
government
c.iii. Upgraded banking, postal, and transportations systems
VI. Japanese Imperialism
a. 1894 – Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China
b. 1904 – Russo-Japanese War: Japan defeats Russia
THE UNITED STATES AND IMPERIALISM
I. Annexation of Hawaii
a. Causes
a.i. By 1880, sugar = 75% of island’s wealth
a.ii. Planters didn’t like taxes on sugar exports
a.iii. If the US owned Hawaii, sugar could not be taxed as exports
a.iv. 1887 – Hawaiian king forced to sign a new constitution
a.v. 1891 – Queen Lil makes a new constitution
b. 1893 Resolution
b.i. Planters overthrow Queen Lil
b.ii. Sanford Dole becomes President of the Republic of Hawaii
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