The US had reaped rewards from the opium war with China, yet they still required more to fuel their mass industrailization at home. The rich coal deposits and whales of Japn caught their attention. In 1853, the port of Edo, forbidden to any foreigner, would br encouraged upon by four gaint steam ship armed with many cannon and even more crewman. We look at how the restoration took place.
Japan's early history when it was ruled by an emperor. Like any feudal society, the nobility, the landowners liked to fight wars the samuria. Near the end of the first millennium, the samuria were high demand, and so became organized. The imperial court in the Genpei War and defeated the Emperor, establishing the first ever shogunate.
The overshadowed first Sino-Japanese war is often seen as a stepping stone in the story of japan's imperial expansion and china's decline preceding the second world war. We take a look at the Korean strategry, Meiji restoration of 1868 and Go jong ascension to the throne and how the they played a major role in the beginning of the Sino war