China, UN, and the Korean War
Everything was coming down to the Soviets versus the United States with all other countries used as pawns in the highly strategic chess game. In regards to the Korean War, China became the communist representative that battled the capitalists.
Cold War and Colonialism
The Cold War became a silent active war waged between espionage and political plays in pulling more countries to the sides of democracy and communism.
Cold War as Reality in Decolonized Asia
The abrupt and reluctant decolonization of Asia was a major contributor to the tensions of the Cold War in the Far East. The Asian front of the Cold War became a visual representation of the deep and widening United States/Soviet Union conflict.
Japan and China's Relationship
Even before World War II, there was tension between Japan and China. After the war, that tension only accelerated. First there was the trouble regarding Japanese occupation of China as in the Nanking Massacre. With that in the past, Japan and China found themselves on opposite sides of the Cold War.
Japan's Recovery After WWI to Economic Power
How did Japan recover from World War II and rise to become an economic world power? It all could be summed up in one word, determination, but I do not think that will fly as an answer. So let me expand on that.
Japan’s Struggle with the Past for the Future
Since the West made its presence known in the East rapid changes have come upon the ancient land. With it has come the need to re-identify itself. This has come to mean for Japan a struggle in balancing nationalist pride and facing the mistakes of the past.
Meiji Restroation and the King of Siam
The Meiji Restoration was the movement of Japan in the 1800s toward a modern nation. It was the reaction of the changing times as the West moved into the East and began to force changes.Siam was another country who was able to hold off colonialism while bringing its people into a new world.
Nationalism Through Colonialism in Asia
When the twentieth-century enveloped the world, so did the actions of men in Europe that would change the face of Asia and beyond forever. As Europe was forced to look inward due to conflict, the Eastern nations began to find themselves again under the umbrella of nationalism.
Nationalism, Athoritarianism, Democracy in Asia
One of the most salient challenges in modern Pacific Asian history has been to balance three often contradictory political principles: Nationalism, Athoritarianism, and Democracy
Significance of Japan's Meiji period History Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | History Site Map
The Meiji period in Japan was a period of transition that moved the nation from the past into the future that the contact with the West had initiated.
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