Mexico and Japan in the 19th century

By jhapan
  • French Invention in Spain (2nd Partial Timeline)

    French Invention in Spain (2nd Partial Timeline)
    Affected Mexico's social panorama as two big options appeared. Maintaining the viceroyalty or establishing a temporal State until the situation settled down. This eventually led to the different conspirations and insurgencies caused by the inestability of the government and the cruel acts of the conservatives.
  • Mexican Independence (2nd Partial Timeline)

    Mexican Independence (2nd Partial Timeline)
    A big social and political episode in Mexico: With the burst of a big insurgent movement, Mexico pulled itslef towards an independence, which meant a nationalist and liberal change in the system. Many liberal insurgents emerged and led the Mexican people to force the viceroy to abdicate and the creation of the Mexican State.
  • Western Books enter Japan (2nd Partial Timeline)

    Western Books enter Japan (2nd Partial Timeline)
    The entering of this Dutch knowledge opened the mind barriers of the Japanese, people became eager to discover the Western world. It affected their society.
  • Guerrero ascended (2nd Partial Timeline)

    Guerrero ascended (2nd Partial Timeline)
    A social issue arose. With Morelos's death, liberal insurgents spread into many groups. It wasn't until Guerrero's ascent to control when the cause was found again and insurgents recovered force. Also, during Guerrero's leadership, several liberal documents were written and also Independence was achieved.
  • Threat of invasion on Japanese Waters (2nd Partial Timeline)

    Threat of invasion on Japanese Waters (2nd Partial Timeline)
    The foreign boats were repelled but this was just the beggining of the pressure that ended Japan´s isolationist policy.
  • Opium War (2nd Partial Timeline)

    Opium War (2nd Partial Timeline)
    The opium was affecting the society in Japan. The Opium wasn't even introduced in Japan, but the war helped European nations come closer to this nation. Laso, news and even some books entered the country and were adopted by Japanese culture. It affected the country's economy and panorama.
  • Mexican-American war (2nd Partial Timeline)

    Mexican-American war (2nd Partial Timeline)
    During the American takeover, economy was seeriously affected. After Mexico accepted the defeat, 1/3 of the territory was taken away by Americans. This became a big economic issue as Mexico lost several resources that could be exploited, as well as population, territory and pride.
  • The Niños Heroes died in Chapultepec Castle

    The Niños Heroes died in Chapultepec Castle
    This event caused commotion on the Mexican society. People felt pain for this loss as if this kids were their own. Some of them even started hating Americans but it's considered as one of the most heroic acts that ever ocurred in Mexico.
  • Gadsden Purchase

    Gadsden Purchase
    This affeced the economy because Mexico lost even more territory affecting the country's economy and geopolitics. Also, most of the profit went to govrenmental's pockets, and no solidarity was shown for the society.
  • Plan de Ayutla

    Plan de Ayutla
    This plan was made to remove Santa Anna from the power; if succesful, it meant a better and liberal government. it was elaborated by Ignacio Comonfort, Juan Alvarez & Florencio Villareal and would eventually lead to a Revolution that would dispose Santa Anna. It affecte the political panorama.
  • Treaty of Shimoda

    Treaty of Shimoda
    This agreement opened Japan´s doors to commerce with Russia. Economy was affected positively because Japan´s income became bigger. This was the beginning of a new economic model that would end the isolation.
  • Consitution of 1857

    Consitution of 1857
    It established a new secular government, making Mexico a liberal country once again. It established a series of reforms that would liberalize the government. As a consequence, conservatives became very upset and never accepted it. It was one of the greates political changes that occurred in th 19th century.
  • Reform War

    Reform War
    With a big tension between centralists and federalists, a Revolution bursted. During the years it was fought, Mexico was affected economically by this war because it produced a huge external debt. After, it, a democratic, liberal government was adopted.
  • Maximilian von Habsburg

    Maximilian von Habsburg
    With French invasion, Maximilien arrived. He declared himself emperor and ruled for 3 years. Liberals hated him, while conservatives partially accepted him. He ruled under a hybrid government, as he combined his conservative rule among with liberal reforms. Also, Carlota traveled around Mexico gathering people's thoughts and requests. it affected both the economics and the politics.
  • Battle of Puebla

    Battle of Puebla
    This econmic event had many consequences, the most important being French government. Anyway, it is one of the most heroic battles ever fought and is one of the most nationalist movements through Mexico's history.
  • Maximilian Changes the National Flag

    Maximilian Changes the National Flag
    It affacted the Mexican society as the falg included many monarchic and French elements. For Mexican people, it meant a theft of their national pride and their freedom.
  • More ports opened

    More ports opened
    Even though economy was affected for a period of time due to the damages caused by the bombing. Japan agreed to open more ports and eventually growth and wealth began entering the country. Even though Japan didn't want to commerce, it would become a wealthy and important activity they owuld later do.
  • Defeat of the Maximilian Empire

    Defeat of the Maximilian Empire
    It affected the social panorama of Mexico, as it restablished the sense of nationalism, pride and freedom of the Mexicans. It also meant the end of a centralist government.
  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    Cho shu and satsuma forced the shogun to resign. The Imperial rule was restored in place of the Shogunate. This became the cause of a total change in the politic and economic panorama of the nation. It Established a series of reforms that would wrap up Japan as a world potency
  • The Charter Oath and Constitution (2nd Partial Timeline)

    The Charter Oath and Constitution (2nd Partial Timeline)
    The Meiji Emperor wrote a new constitution. This were the bases for an upcoming government that would change Japan for the better. It estblished basic human rights and freedoms. It was a big social change that affected Japan's devolpment positively.
  • Confusian School of Edo

    Confusian School of Edo
    It transformed intself into Western style. It was one of the first social consequences of the Westernization of Japan. It was also the first and most important Japanese college that adopted the Western education style.
  • The Yen became the national currency

    The Yen became the national currency
    Japan's economy was benefited as a new and only currency was established, meaning a economic stability had been reached and was to increase. It made easier the trade, the intern investments and political and military issues.
  • New Imperialist Army

    New Imperialist Army
    With the creation of the new army, a political stability could be infered. Therefore, with this political stability and the future military strength the Japanese imperialism soon became imminent.
  • Freedom of religion

    Freedom of religion
    Christians in Japan were finally accepted after the Shogunate had banned Christianity. This helped society have different ideas and costumes without racism and opened totally the entrance of Western knowledge, immigrants and opportunities.
  • Porfiriato

    With Diaz's ascent to power, economics soon became stable and profit was made. This economic boom was in fact thanks to the job of Jose Yves Limantour, who promoted investment. Even though wealth was chieved, most of it filtered in the elites' pockets.
  • Taisuke Itagaki founds the Jiyuto

    Taisuke Itagaki founds the Jiyuto
    A big political step was achieved. The Western influence finally produced a liberal change. With the existance of a liberal party which some supported, the Empire found resistance and had to enforce liberal reforms and laws.
  • Mexico & Guatemala establish borders.

    Mexico & Guatemala establish borders.
    Mexico and Guatemala establish the official borders between both nations. This means a political stability in the souther regions of Mexico as small governmental institution enhance control and power over regions where there weren't established limits. Also, political relations were established between Mexico and Guatemala.
  • Mexican American borders.

    Mexican American borders.
    Finally, the borders between Mexico and United States are set for one and all. This affects the politics as an stability with the U.S. is reached, as well as states can be limited and national borders can also be set, limitng th power of states.
  • Commerce between Mexico and France

    Commerce between Mexico and France
    France and Mexico finally reach an agreement after months of discussion. This agreement would widely benefit Mexican economy after some years. Commerce between France and Mexico was established quickly and Mexico started exporting resources to this nation.
  • Law of reglamentary education.

    Law of reglamentary education.
    Tremendously affected society as now children were forced to go to school. With a Western-type education, children soon became a big engine that led the nation into a bigger innovation and wealth.
  • New Economic Commercial Law

    New Economic Commercial Law
    Jose Yves Limantour passes a law in which alcabalas are suppressed, allowing economic growth and flow. This allowed merchandise to freely circulate the country without paying any special taxes and modernized the commerce.
  • Japanese control over Taiwan and Korea

    Japanese control over Taiwan and Korea
    With the win over China, Japan enhanced a good territory and global rank. Economy was greatly benefited as new trade routes were established, new resources were exploited and better relations with Western imperial powers were established.
  • Japanese settlement in Mexico

    Japanese settlement in Mexico
    A big economic development is achieved when Japan and Mexico agree to establish a Japanese settlement in Chiapas. This made a better the relationship with the country, brought foreign investment and work force, as well as obatinign money from the treaty.
  • Matsuka: First Prime Minister

    Matsuka: First Prime Minister
    As a political leader, he became a Japan hero. Also, he was accepted as primer minister after struggles between conservatives and liberals. He made various reforms that included a tax system change that was better for the government and for Japan.