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political and foreign policy in Japan 1920s and 1930s What happened during the 1920s...

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bunny55 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted March 10, 2012 at 4:30 AM via web

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political and foreign policy in Japan 1920s and 1930s

What happened during the 1920s and 1930s to change the direction of both political and foreign policy in Japan? Were the changes that major, or did factors that had been there since the 1870s simply become more prominent?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM (Answer #2)

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I'd say that the factors that had been there just got more prominent.  After all, Japan had been trying to become more of a power in its region for quite some time before the 1920s.  The first Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War are just two examples of how Japan was becoming more militaristic and aggressive even before the '20s.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM (Answer #3)

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During the 1920s, Japan was trying to develop a more democratic government. The current constitution was actually put into place after World War II, in 1947. This was because the economic downturn of the 1930's resulted in less parliamentary and more militaristic government.

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