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Southeast Asia 1750-1900

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    Changes in Southeast Asia 1750-1900

  • Tokugawa Years of Peace 1700-1868

    Tokugawa Years of Peace 1700-1868
    The Tokugawa Shogunate lay the basis for the rapid transformation of Japan into a modern industrial power. In these years of peace they create a constitution, parliament, education system, and a modern army. Roads, trains, and telegraphs are also produced making this fit into industrialization in key concept 5.1.
  • White Lotus Rebellion (1794-1804)

    White Lotus Rebellion (1794-1804)
    This rebellion first broke out in Qing China in result of a tax protest. This 10 year rebellion resulted in the fall of Qing Empire due to weakening of the government and politcal systems. This even is important because the changes in goverment and rebellion most relates to key concept 5.3.
  • Westen Impact on Japan (1800s)

    Westen Impact on Japan (1800s)
    Because China was basically isolating itself from the rest of the world, Japan was opened to more of an impact. Western influence on Japan and Southeast Asia became more apparent and a lot more accepted. This impact opened to new navys, goverments, and law. This event is important because the new ideas and plans best represent key concept 5.2.
  • Westen Influence in China (1800s)

    Westen Influence in China (1800s)
    To be blunt, China was being very stubborn at this time. The Qing Empire is falling and China is isolating itself. Influence was really not expanded in China. This period of China best represents key concept 5.1 because it shows that China was not as up to date with industrializing as other countries.
  • Opium War (1839-1842)

    Opium War (1839-1842)
    Due to this Isolation that China was undergoing, there was a lot of tention in this country. Britain at this time was making a great deal of money importing Opium to China. China didn't really like this business that Britain was holding in China, so China destroyed approximately 20,000 opium chests, sparking the Opium war between China and Britain and essentially other western countries. This event best fits into key concept 5.1. Video in link.
  • Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)

    Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)
    This Civil War in Southern China is noted at "one of the deadliest military conflicts in history." Roughly 20 million lives were taken during the Opium War. This war is noted as a "radical political and religious upheaval". This war best fits into key concept 5.3.
  • Japan now Open to Foreign Trade

    Japan now Open to Foreign Trade
    Japanese leaders decided in the 1850's that it was time to open up Japan to foreign trade. Treaties were signed with countries like Europe, giving them certain privileges. This decision was based on the result of the Opium Wars between China and Great Britain, because they didn't want to risk the war. This change is important because it demonstrates key concept 5.1 Industrialization and Global Capitalism,
  • Arrow War (1856-1860)

    Arrow War (1856-1860)
    This war was also known as the extend of the Opium War. From the treaty of the Opium War, European powers were not satisfied. The ending of this war resulted in a better treaty for Europeans. This war fits into key concept 5.1 also because of its reform in government.
  • France Takes Control of Southeast Asia

    France Takes Control of Southeast Asia
    France moved into Vietnam in 1858, capturing Saigon in 1859. They used the south as a base and moved west and north conquering Indochina by 1907. The French wanted to retain their colony after the Second World War. This event is important because it relates to key concept 5.1, Industrialization and Global Capitalism.
  • Speeding up of Industrialization, New Ideas

    Speeding up of Industrialization, New Ideas
    Industrialization was speeding up and led to many positive and negative events in Southeast Asia. It often led to unwanted foreign influence from Europe and other countries, like the British and French colonizing plantations. People from China and India came to work. The British and French spread Christianity around this region. This period best fits into concept 5.1 because of the industrialization just starting.
  • Meiji Restoration (1868–1912)

    Meiji Restoration (1868–1912)
    Japan is now transferred to a more of a modern area in Military Power. Japan became more modernized through Western Influence. Japan was transformed to a modern industrial power through this movement. This restoration best fits key concept 5.3 because its reformation of the government but its new industrial power makes it also a good match for 5.1. Video
  • Tokugawa no Longer in Power

    Tokugawa no Longer in Power
    Meiji, emperor of the Samurai launches a reform movement against the Tokugawa. He succeeded in eliminating the power of the shogun, the military ruler, of the Tokugawa period. This mostly affects political change because the Samurai were so reform-minded, making this important to key concept 5.3.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was used by the United States to limit the number of chinese laborers allowed to relocate to America. It was supposed to be a ten-year long waiting period to prove that the person wasn't a Chinese labor immigrant. However, it often took around twenty years to verify. This act hindered the Chinese's ability to move to the U.S. making it relevant to key concept 5.4.
  • The Constitution of the Empire of Japan

    The Constitution of the Empire of Japan
    This constitution really has corolation with the American Constitution. For example, through the signing of this document, Japanese civilians gained much more freedom. Some of this included freedom of speech, publication, religion, property rights, and protection from illegal arrest. The new ideas forming of a region make this event important in key concept 5.3
  • The Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895)

    The Sino-Japanese War  (1894-1895)
    When Japan interviened with the Korean Rebellion, they were soon established as an imperial power. (Japan also defeated China during this time.) But later Europe gets fed up with Japan and forces them to return some claims. This war is placed in key concept 5.3.
  • Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901)

    Boxer Rebellion (1898-1901)
    The Boxer Rebellion of 1898 to 1901 was led by peasents (by banning together secretly) to ride China of outer influence. Ending in the weakening of the Ch'ing Dynasty which in turn helped rush the Republican Revolution of 1911. Since this event is a revolution it is also key concept 5.3.
  • The U.S. Ownership of the Philippines

    The U.S. Ownership of the Philippines
    In 1898 , the U.S. won the Philippines from Spain in the Spanish-American war. Once they had won it, they invaded the Philippines and colonized it. Colonial powers ruled most of the region. The only part of that region that was never colonized is Thailand. This event best shows key concept 5.4 because of the movement and 5.1 because of the global power.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    VideoRussia was a major Western power during 1900 when Japan defeated it. They gained rights over Manchuria and Korea. Chinese reformers and revolutionaries based themselves in Japan. This event best fits into key concept 5.3 because Western nations began to take note of Japan’s new power.
  • Industrialization at it’s Peak

    videoIndustrialization increased econonomic, military, and political strength in Southeast Asia. It also increased the total volume of world trade. Railroads were constructed, mines were opened, banking systems were organized, and industries began to produce ships, silk, cotton, chemicals, and glass around 1900. Japan was the most industrialized land in Asia by 1900 and it was set to become a world power in the 20th c. This period fits into key concept 5.1
  • White Australia Policy

    VideoThe White Australia Policy ended all non-european immigration. This mostly affected the asians trying to move to Australia, which at the time made up two fifths of the population. This policy hindered the ability of Asian immigrants to move. The reason for the policy was because Australian government feared military invasion by Japan. This relates to global migration in key concept 5.4.