Essay on The United States And Japan

1126 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
The United States and Japan both wanted control over Asia .However, they both had different objectives on how they were going to gain control of Asia between the years of 1899 and 1942. John Hay, who was the secretary of state of the United States, proposed an idea called an open door policy which consisted of the option of opening up trade in China to the United States, China, and several nations in Europe. One of the United States objectives for gaining control over Asia is having China become open for trade instead of remaining in control. Instead of forcing them, The United States wants to do it peacefully. Equality if important for the United States, They want all equal trading in China. The European nations, and Japan. “[The United States seeks] the adoption of measures insuring the benefits of equality of treatment of all foreign trade throughout China....” (Open Door Notes). The United States wants to let China know that once they gain control they won’t Americanize it “The policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire “(Open Door Notes). Japan on the other hand wanted to gain control of Asia for another reason. Japan wanted to create spheres…

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