Meiji Restoration

Meiji Restoration

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  • Fine I will leave if it is best for Japan 
  • In 1868 after they loss to the United States Japan's people decided to overthrow there shogun and blame him for the loss against the United States. 
  •  It's because of you that we loss to the United States.  You are not the leader anymore get out!!
  • Japan decided to get a new emperor and his name was Meiji. He wanted Japan to compete with USA and with Britain by Industrializing like them.
  • We need to industrialize so that we can beat the United States and get guns instead of swords 
  • OK I will make sure everyone in Japan knows that 
  • Meiji then decided to meet with students ad tell them to travel to Britain and discover how they Industrialize stuff
  • I want you two to go to Britain and tell us how they industrialize and then come back to Japan and teach us 
  • OK 
  • Ok we will do that emperor 
  • we found how to industrialize and how to compete with the United States 
  • The Japan students came back to Japan and tell the emperor how to industrialize and get better weapons  
  • You guys did a good job 
  • Meiji decided to ban the samurai class because he wanted them to use guns instead of using swords so that they can fight Russia as a test  
  • I want you to use guns not a sword so I ban the samurai class so that we can fight Russia 
  • Ugh! Fine I will use a gun to fight Russia 
  • Emperor Meiji decided to fight Russia for a test to see if they industrialize really well and they ended up wining in a shocker so they ended up signing a treaty 
  • we want the Chinese region of Manchuria 
  • Ugh! Ok you can have it
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