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    Decolonization Of Japan

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    Opium War, Britain was able to attack Chinese soldiers from their claims in India (“Opium”). After The First Anglo-Chinese War, also known as The First Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to the British, which gave them another strategic location in the East Asia Sea, so Japan was not a good investment. While the British were increasing their domain in India, it became clear that their sights were not on Japan, but a more useful location. The British decided to try their luck at taking Egypt, which would be very useful for trade and shipping into and out of the Indian Ocean. In the early 1800’s the British were defeated by the Mameluke army led by Muhammed Ali. The British withdrew from Egypt and did not return until 1882. In 1869, the French government funded the building of the Suez Canal, which connected the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. After the completion of the Suez Canal, the British’s interest in Egypt swelled. The canal would cut the travel times between India and Britain drastically (Luscombe). Britain had other ports in the East Asia Sea such as Singapore. After Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles established a trading post there, the Dutch recognized that the British controlled Singapore (“History”). Also, I believe that Japan was not a strategic location for any western power, except for the U.S. The U.S., if they actually used the manpower and colonized Japan, could’ve used Japan as a jumping off point for the invasion of the Philippines during the Spanish-American War,…

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    As a young girl she wanted to learn to shoot and after much persistence her father agreed. She took this teaching to heart during the Boshin War as she not only helped the other women in the castle heal wounded solders, but she also participated in night raids and battled on the front lines. She held fast and strong as she tried to keep her family safe. When she converted and became engaged to Jo she had to deal with the scrutiny of others and she held her head high un-wavered in her decision.…

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    Themes In Keeper N Me

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    A major underlying issue within many cultures in the world is the struggle to either hold on to traditions and values or to move forward with modernization. In the novel Keeper N’ Me by Richard Wagamese, the cultural traditions of the Anishanabe become very important to Garnet Raven who is a disconnected member of the tribe. The major theme in the Movie, The Last Samurai, directed by Edward Zwich is this very issue: tradition versus modernization. The protagonist of this movie Nathan Algren…

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    Avatar Film Analysis

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    Taka is a Japanese woman who hates Algren because her husband is killed by Algren. When they meet for the first time, Taka looks at Algren with intense hatred. When Taka sees Algren’s humbleness and kindness, she decides to forgive him and falls in love with him. Even though he is a government general, he ignores his mission and decides to love Taka. Before the civil war, she helps Algren wear the armor worn by her husband and they share a kiss. When Algren comes back to the village, she smiles…

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    The Last Samurai Review: Set in 1876, The Last Samurai is about American mercenary Nathan Algren (played by Tom Cruise) who goes to Japan to help train and modernise their army. Along the way, Algren is taken in by the very samurai rebels he had been sent to help destroy. Algren adopts traditional Japanese ways and is soon fighting alongside his former enemy against the imperial forces. The film's samurai leader Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) and his rebellion against the Japanese government are…

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    During the Meiji Restoration era, Japan underwent many political, social and economic changes. These changes were truly revolutionary and occurred throughout the decade following the year 1868. These changes occurred in the same time period as many other countries all over the world. However, in Japan’s case, rather the commoners taking power from the monarchy, aristocracy was the one that initiated the changes which led to this time period in Japan being called “aristocratic revolution”…

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    assisting in wars with Islamic invaders. After, the opening of the Suez canal Ethiopian had became a interest few many more European powers including Britain, France and Italy. The Suez canal had made Ethiopia and the Red Sea important, and European powers were eager to obtain territory in the region. “favorable relations became extremely important when the Suez Canal was opened in 1869, creating a new major trade route”9. Its strange how a religious myth brought Europe closer with Ethiopia , in…

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    The Significance of Sakamoto Ryoma Sakamoto Ryoma, born in 1835 and died in 1867, was an anti-tokugawa samurai who revolutionarily influenced not only the nation but, societal beliefs, values, cultural behaviours, political endeavours and Japan itself. The significance of his legacy continues to inspire and express the importance of equality and pride for the country he belonged to. His outspoken actions and decisions throughout his life go on to modify modern day Japanese society and make him…

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    Step inside the arena and grab a seat. We have a great show for you tonight! Prepare yourself because the most anticipated fight in Edo era Japan begins immediately. This fight will involve the supernatural, in one corner, and societal norms, in the other. Tonight, the term supernatural refers to anything that exists beyond scientific understanding or natural laws. Furthermore, the term, “myth,” interchanges with the term, “supernatural,” throughout the night. The setting of this bout occurs…

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    This time, he elected to force the imperial court to approve of the destruction of the Shogunate, rather than openly declare war on them. The Imperial Court would eventually rule in favor of Saigō’s motivations, having pardoned the Choshu for their previous attempt at a coup and dissolving the Shogunate. Thus, war between the former Shogun and the newly formed Imperial Army began immediately. Despite being outnumbered, under Saigō’s command, the Imperial Army rapidly flourished in the…

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