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Japanese Modern History help please :)

I was well into researching Japanese history when this absolutely mad girl comes BARGING into the computer room, slams all of her stuff all over the desks and starts ranting in some foreign dialect, completely putting me off!?? Rage!


Luckily I’d already done quite a bit of work for my presentation, which I’m very kindly going to share with you now!

Firstly I’ve done a bit about Japan’s Twenty-one Demands to China in 1915. So, the rest of the world was so preoccupied with WWI that Japan took advantage and got aggressive all over China, demanding certain privileges, knowing that nobody was around to bail them out.  (I ramble on about this for a few pages!)

Next comes Japan’s Peace Preservation Law of 1925. They basically denied about 200,000 people the right to vote with a little loophole, and then, to stop people having a response to this awful bill they enacted a law saying that people basically didn’t have the right to oppose the political party in ANY WAY – very George Orwell/Totalitarianism.

And last, but by no means least, the March 1st Movement in 1919 where Korea decided they’d had enough of Japan’s crap, drew themselves up a Declaration of Independence and then strolled though the cities in protest, wanting to be independent of Japan.

It all looks a lot more impressive that this… So, I’m in need of help please, what do these 3 factors have in common? I need a little summary 🙂



2 responses

  1. Well, Japan Empire in the early 20th century was quite a Imperialism no less than other west countries at that time. They invaded all of Asia and tried to conquer them. It’s called 大東亞共榮圈(Dai-Toa-Kyo-Ei-ken, Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. It was chanted in WW2, but its idea was existed a long ago). Thus, China and Korea tried to protest Japan’s conquest. I think Imperialism, invasion, and protest for independence are right answers.

    Nowadays Korea, both north and south, celebrate March 1st as independence day, just like one in United States. I’m a Korean so you can believe this 🙂

    February 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

  2. Thank you very much 🙂 It’s very nice to get answers from a Native 🙂
    Do you live in Korea? How are Korean and Japanese relations these days? As in, how do you feel about Japanese considering your history?

    February 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

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