European Colonialism And Imperialism: Europe Vs. Japan

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Imperialism: Europe vs Japan The Industrial Revolution was a major step towards modernizing the world into what it is today by introducing and familiarizing machinery in factories to encourage efficiency in mass production in order to meet the needs of the increasing population. Europe was producing more goods than needed and using up the local raw materials provided. Due to the constant population growth in Europe, raw materials and agricultural products were in high demand from foreign countries. These two factors encouraged trade between nations. Ultimately, imperialism grew popularity in Europe because Europe was becoming poorer as a result of the Industrial Revolution and the idea spreads to the other nations. Japan was among the first foreign imperial power after being colonized by the west and Japan acknowledged the idea and incorporated imperialism into its conservative culture in order to…show more content…
Imperialism is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas.” By comparing and contrasting imperialism in Europe and imperialism in Japan post the Industrial Revolution, we can observe how the two interpret the definition of imperialism and how imperialism contributed to the development of Japan and European nations by influencing them socially, economically, and…show more content…
Aspects of imperialism from the beginning still remains today: foreign policies and spreading democracy. The United States also practices imperialism by maintaining control over Free Association countries by providing defense, government services, and rights to work. Imperialism has created a negative reputation for United States just like it had with Europe and Japan back in the 19th
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