Events Leading to the Annexation of Korea

  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    The Meiji Restoration caused by_________ eventually led Japan to develop a highly centralized, bureaucratic government, a well-developed transport and communication system and most importantly, a powerful army that enabled Japan to become a stronger nation. The Meiji Restoration was able to occur due to the Sherman Incident Japan, no longer suffering from internal conflicts, now looked at Korea for conquest.
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    Events Leading up to Annexation of Korea

  • Taewon'gun Enforcemens Antiforeign Policy

    Taewon'gun Enforcemens  Antiforeign Policy
    The success of Korea’s attack on the U.S. marines concerning the sinking of the Sherman, leads Taewon’gun to enforce the anti-foreign policy in Korea and declares Korea off-limits to all foreigners except for China. Such act of isolation disables Korea from becoming a strong nation because advanced technology from the West can not be reached to Korea which in the future makes Korea vulnerable to Japan.
  • Sino-Japanese War

    Sino-Japanese War
    The Tonghak rebellion in 1860s led the court to seek help for China and Japan. This resulted in China and Japan interfering Korea, which eventually caused the Sino-Japanese War to fight who over the peninsula. Both countries were eager to control the nation and Japan succeeded their goal. The Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed on April 17, 1895, which claims Japan as the first Asian imperialist power. ( took Formosa and obtained concessions in Korea andManchuria) This war signifies the Japanese’ s
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    The war was during the reign of Queen Min in Korea. She intended to play two countries to bring Korea out of the focus. (Similiar to India, who played France and Britain) Her ideal result would have been Russia’s victory, however Japan overpowered Russia, which led to the Peace of Portsmouth conference in September 5, 1905. The outcome of the conference stated that Russia recognised Korea as part of Japan’s sphere of influence.