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Japan. Carly Smith, Randi Nolt, Cody Wilimzig, Preston Miller. Hirohito. emperor of Japan during WWII promised to preserve world peace and benefit the welfare of the human race  government created a cult around him to please ultranaionalists  . World War 1 Growth.

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Carly Smith, Randi Nolt, Cody Wilimzig, Preston Miller

  • emperor of Japan during WWII
  • promised to preserve world peace and benefit the welfare of the human race
  •  government created a cult around him to please ultranaionalists  
world war 1 growth
World War 1 Growth
  • Japanese economy grew alot.
  • Japan gained industrial power after the production of heavy industrial production grew.
  • Japan took over former German possessions after war.
  • In the 1920's Japan started moving towards more widespread democracy.
  • Political  were growing stronger.
  • In 1925 all adult men, no matter which class won the right to vote.
  • Women did not win the right to vote until 1945.
western interference
Western Interference
  • Younger gernerations were in revolt against Japanese tradition.
  • They adopted western fads and fashions.
  • In the 1920's there became a strong tension between the military and the government.
  • the military officers and conservatives blasted government corruption.
the appeal of marxism
The Appeal of Marxism
  • Marxism in Japan in the 1920s is basically the same as communism.
  • Marxism appealed to the Japanese people because they liked the idea of everyone being equal.
  • They also liked the idea that money would be distributed.
  • powerful business leaders in Japan
  • gave donations to political parties
  • promoted international trade and things that would benefit them
tokyo earthquake
                Tokyo Earthquake

*Deaths were estimated at nearly 100,000, with an additional 40,000 missing.Thousands were left homeless.

*This natural disaster, Earthquake of 1923, had a magnitude of 7.9 to 8.4 on the Richter scale.

*A tsunami was generated and waves up to 30 feet hit the shores. Over 150 people died as a result of the tsunami.

  • The japanese believed in their country 100%.
  • They didnt want to be anyone but japan.
  • Didn't believe in anything that other people did.
manchuria incident
Manchuria Incident
  •  Japan wanted Chinese province, Manchuria
  • Japanese army officers blew up their own tracks in China
  • blamed the explosion on China
  • attacked China in "self defense" and took over Manchuria
  • made a state there  put a Chinese emperor in charge
tradition values
                Tradition Values

*When new traditions broke out from the wars the Japan people wanted the old traditions back.

*One of the old tradtions they wanted was keeping the samurai meaning "those who serve."

chinese expansion
Chinese expansion
  • Japan started to take advantage of China's civil war in the 1930s to increase it's influence in China.
  • while Japan and China were in Combat with eachother in 1939 World War II broke out in Europe and quicky spread to Asia.
  • In 1936 Japan became allies with Germany and Italy.
  • They signed the Tripartite Pact in september 1940 which made the alliance official and became know as the Axis Powers.
japan quiz
Japan Quiz
  • What was Hirohito going to do when he became emperor?
  •  What did democracy do for men?
  •  Where were the fads that the young Japanese adopted from?
  •  Why did the Japanese agree with Marxism?
  •  Where did the earthquake and tsunami take place?
test questions
Test Questions
  • What natural disaster killed about 100,000 people in the 1920s?

a) hurricane b) earthquake c) tornado d) flood

  • What Chinese province did Japan invade?

a) Hong Kong b) Shanghai c) Manchuria d) Jiangsu

  • What is Marxism?

a) capitalism b) communism c) socialism d) democracy

  • What was one of the traditions Japan kept?

a) Samurai b) respect for elders c) men's rights d) women's rights

  • What did the Zaibatsu promote?

a) laissez faire b) equal rights for men & women c) western fads & fashions d) international trade