Hi! Hello! Bonjour!! I'm Anca and I'm going to do the journal today.
OK. Let's start with the journal.
Today we have started the class correcting the scheme about the big colonies empires.
We also have studied the Japanese Colonialism and the USA expansion.
Japan was forced to open to foreign influence by the USA in 1853.
This mean the end of the feudal system and the beginning of the modernization of the country.
The Japanese colonial empire constituted the overseas colonies established by Imperial Japan in the Western Pacific and East Asia region from 1895. Victories over China and Russia expanded the Japanese sphere of influence, notably in Taiwan and Korea, but South Sakhalin also became a part of metropolitan Japan as Karafuto Prefecture in 1905.
In Japan population grew, so they needed raw materials and more food and markets to sell their products. This was the reason why they decided to expand their to continental Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
In USA, they expanded throughout almost all the North of America and reached the Pacific Ocean.
Florida, Louisiana and Alaska were bought to Spain, France and Russia respectively.
They fought against the native Americans to conquered some parts of the country, and other part of the country conquered before the wars against Mexico
The Monroe Doctrine was a USA foreign policy regarding after domination of the Americans in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or Sourth America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention. At the same time, the doctrine noted that the United States would neither interfere with existing European colonies nor meddle in the internal concerns of European countries. The Doctrine was issued in 1823 at a time when nearly all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved or were at the point of gaining independence from the Pourtugues and Spanish Empires. The United States, working in agreement with Great Britain, wanted to guarantee that the European power would move in.
The slogan of the foreign was America for the Americans.
At the end of the lesson, Paqui has given us some homeworks. We have to search about the consequences of the colonialism and classify them in positive or negative consequences.
All in all, if USA was a real person it look like a russian mafia and it will biy all of us.
Unequal treaties: tratados desiguales
Commodore Perry: Comodoro Perry
Meiji Period: Era Meiji
Monroe Doctrine: Doctrina Monroe