Japanese Imperialism During Ww2 And Japans Gains From The League Of Nations

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JAPANESE EXPANSION INTO CHINA DURING AND AFTER WW1 AND JAPANS GAINS FROM THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, 1914-1923 1/ Define the period of Imperialism that you will be assessing and give a clear outline of the conflict, its causes and its particular characteristics. - Japanese Imperialism first began in 1868 after the appointment of the 16-year old boy Emperor, Meiji and the beginning of Japan’s famous period of modernisation, the Meiji Restoration. This period saw the first half of the reign of the Empire of Japan, and significant changes to the structure, politics, economy, foreign relations and military of the country. Additionally, The Meiji Period witnessed the end of Japanese feudalism and the beginning of their modernisation. After the period concluded, the Japanese Empire remained prominent and did so till 1947. Emperor Meiji’s death came two years prior to the beginning of World War I which would see significant involvement from the Japanese Empire. The war and its aftermath (1914-23) was the first major era where the Empire of Japan was involved after the end of the Meiji era. Due to an alliance with the British, Japan entered WW1 as enemies with Germany. As a result of this rivalry with the Germans, Japan’s first actions in the war were to invade China and capture the German possessions in China. The Germans had control of the Kiaochow Bay and the railway lines and mining locations of the Shandong Province. After the ignoring of an ultimatum which would see

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