The emperor is restored. Japan makes transition to nation-state. Dispossessed bushi become soldiers, policemen, and teachers with fall of feudal system and political reform. New national policy is to make Japan a rich and powerful country, to prevent invasion by Western powers. Emphasis is on building a strong military and strengthening industries. Japan becomes world power through victories in Sino-Japanese (1895) and Russo-Japanese (1904-05) wars. Korea annexed (1910-45).
China cedes Taiwan to Japan and permits Japan to trade in China.
Japan annexes Korea after three years of fighting. Japan is now one of the world's great powers.
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