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 • Japanese economy grew alot. • Japan gained industrial power after the production of heavy industrial production grew. • Japan took over former German possessions after war.
Democracy • 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 • 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 • 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.
Zaibatsu • powerful business leaders in Japan • gave donations to political parties • promoted international trade and things that would benefit them
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.
Ultranationalism • 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 • 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 *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 • 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 • 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 • 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