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  • I Mathew Perry come to you from the unites states of America and hereby force you to trade with us. I have advanced technology and weapons
  • I the showgun agree to trade with the United States of America because they have a strong army and I fear they might destroy Japan
  • us the samurai are over throwing the showgun and granting the emperor Meiji power
  • curse you young samurai! how dare you overthrow me!
  • I the emperor Meiji thank you for granting me power, I will not disappoint you my young samurai...
  • I meiji will get rid of the samurais and grant all civilians the right to fight for their country, I must do this in order to make japans army stronger
  • us samurai are angry because the emperor meiji fooled us and got rid of us as soon as he gained power!!
  • have you heard of the amazing new schooling system in which emperor Meiji has created for us students?!
  • yes its amazing! he combined western education with our traditional Japanese educ- ation and that will allow us to think the western way and become advanced
  • have you heard that emperor meigi created more advanced communication and transportation such as the new railroads
  • yes it is amazing! we are going to become more advanced than the USA!
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