Japan and the World War


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  • The End of World War I
  • Japan During WWI
  • German Possessions
  • Economic Challenges
  • You're Fired!!
  • At the end of World War I Japan was one of the most foremost powers.
  • Social Change
  • You listen to what I say! I am an authority figure!!
  • Japan didn't have a huge role in World War I but did protect sea lanes in the West Pacific and Indian Oceans against the German Navy. While Germany was preoccupied with the war, Japan decided to take German possessions in the Pacific and in East Asia.
  • A Growth in Military Influence
  • By the early 1920's, industrialization had swept over Japan and started creating problems for workers. At the end of world war one, many industries saw a decrease in prophet which caused people to lose their jobs. Also since they didn't have enough natural resources to keep industries afloat, they had to import goods which was very difficult for them.
  • War in China
  • Japans Quick change from a feudal agricultural country to an urban industrial country affected all aspects of the community. This and new ideas from other nations changed the Japanese society. Democracy was thriving and the people began to question old Japanese customs.
  • I'm questioning your authority!
  • When an economic crisis struck, the Japanese people began to lose faith in their government and looked toward their military for leadership.
  • Japan wanted to expand in to China. Conflict between China and Japan rose after the Manchurian Incident. Chinese and Japanese troops ended up stationing in China which led to open warfare.
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