Japan, 1750-1914


Political

abolition of the feudal order in order for a new government
end of the Tokugawa Bakufu and the start of the Meiji Restoration
fear of attack from outside countries, self imposed isolation

Economic

land tax on peasants provide 90% of state revenue from crop yield
meiji government welcomed outside trade
became an industrial power in a single generation

Religious

shinto and buddhism
end to bushido
neo-confucianism

Social

samurai and daimyo lost their power and position to merchant class

Intellectual

transferred to dutch and french learning systems

(Technology)

steamboats and railroads developed
telegraph also produced

Near Geographic

americas, commador perry, forced japan to trade with them