Japan 's Foreign Policy During The End Of The Twentieth And Early Twentieth Century Essay

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In the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Japan was a strong militaristic country that held a strong power and influence in the Asia Pacific region. It was an expansionist and strong imperialist nation similar as the Western colonizers such as England, the Dutch, Russia, France and Germany. The Japanese empire extended from the Dutch East Indies in the south to Manchuria in the north before the country surrendered on September 1945 to the Allies. The Allied Power led by General Douglas MacArthur had occupied Japan for several years before it was fully liberated in 1952. After the occupation, Japan’s foreign policy was given back to its government. The country took the opportunity given to repair its relations with its neighbours. Some historians claimed that the reconciliation period was successful through several treaties agreed upon the East Asian countries in the 1960s. However, it was different side of the story when the issue was asked to the Japanese former colonies. A lot of its people will claim that they could not forget what the Empire of Japan had done to them. Hence, it would be wise to ask how does Japan war history would affect its relations with its East Asia neighbours?

This paper will explain the two most significant impacts that the aggressive Empire of Japan history affects its connections with its neighbours. History has caused the reconciliation process between the countries to be delayed and continues frictions between them to occur.
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