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 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.
The situation was tense. Everyone was upset and two drunken british sailors decided it would be a great idea to pin a chinese solider. Zexu wasn't humored, and demanded a british sailor be executed as atonement. Elliot tried the men responsible on his ship, and sentence them to hard labor back in England but this would kick start the war.
In the beginning of the 19th century, a new era of interconnectedness had swept the globe, and the term "international" was born. Merchants and travellers navigated the globe, searching for resource-rich lands and gladly alleviating the natives of their abundances, splaying the rapidly industrializing west. China, was this new land where a new trading good would be discovered that would sweep the land would be find.