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The History of Asia

The History of Asia

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The History of Asia

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  1. The History of Asia “1900 to 1945”

  2. Asia & World War I Japan: • in 1914 joined Allies • captured German colonies in Pacific and lands in China • Outcome: increased imperialism & militarism India(British colony): • sent over 1 million troops to fight overseas • Outcome: increased nationalism Siam(modern Thailand): • 1917 joined allies • Sent troops • Wanted respect from West China & French Indochina: • Allied side • No troops sent • Sent laborers to France

  3. Period Between the Wars Japan: • 1920’s & 1930’s = Militarism(growth of military power) • Militaryleaders take roles in govt. • Anti-western attitude grows HideckiTojo: leader of Japanese military; Premier of Japan Hirohito: Emperor of Japan; favors militarism

  4. Period Between the Wars China: • 1920’s = Republic of China • weak government • warlords rule rural areas Outcome Chinese Civil War Nationalists vs. Communists Long March: communist escape north from Nationalist purges Chiang Kai-shek: leader of nationalists; anti-communist purges Mao Zedong: leader of the communists

  5. Asia & World War II Japanese Militarism & Imperialism: • 1936-1941 Japan seizes of Manchuria, N. China, French Indochina, Dutch East Indies Then…………

  6. Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

  7. Asia & World War II India: • Indian troops agree to fight w/promise of independence from Britain after the war! • 2 million Indian troops fight Then………… China: • Civil War put on hold • Fight to drive Japan out East & Southeast Asia: • Allies drive Japan out of: • - Korea - French Indochina • - Burma - East Indies • - Thailand - Phillippines

  8. Atomic Bomb is Dropped HiroshimaAugust 6, 1945 NagasakiAugust 9, 1945 40,000 die instantly 70,000 die instantly 1914

  9. World War II Is Over!