How did the Meiji Restoration affect civilians?


How did the Meiji Restoration affect civilians?

The Rise of Meiji:

Two of Japan's largest estates, the Choshu and the Satsuma, joined forces and destroyed the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1867-1868. After that, Emperor Mutsuhito, more famously known as Emperor Meiji (or the Meiji Emperor), came to power.

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The Meiji Restoration affected civilians in a largely positive way. As a result of the Meiji Restoration, Japanese civilians enjoyed an improved...

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The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era


Chapter 9 / Lesson 7

Due to trade relationships, Japan became increasingly westernized during the Meiji era. Learn the background of Japan's trading system, how the Perry Expedition forced Japan to open its ports, and an overview of the Meiji reform.

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