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1 Lesson 2: 19 th Century Russia and Japan Lesson Question: What were the major similarities and differences of the political and economic reform programs of Russia and Japan in the 19 th century? Lesson Objectives: The students will understand the major political and economic reforms attempted in Russia and Japan in the 19 th century.

2 19 th Century Russia and Japan Russia The Congress of Vienna 1815 The Holy Alliance Tsar Nicolas I r The Decembrist Uprising 1825 Repression The Crimean War Alexander II Emancipation of Serfs 1861 Redemption Payments Industrialization Lack of Capital & Middle Class Divisions in Russian Society Peasants, Proletariat, Radical Intelligentsia Anarchism, Terrorism Russo-Japanese War 1904 Manchuria Tsar Nicolas II r Duma & Stolypin Reforms

3 Japan Late Tokugawa Shogunate Dutch Studies & Early Nationalism Commodore Matthew Perry 1853 Treaty of Kanagawa 1854 Meiji Restoration Emperor Mutsuhito r Abolished Feudalism Centralized Power Constitution 1889 Diet, Voting Rights, Political Parties Industrialization State Directed Foreign Advisors & Study Abroad Technical Education Literacy Levels & Cultural Values Nationalism Loyalty to the Emperor Obedience & Social Harmony Imperialism Sino-Japanese War Annexation of Korea 1910 Boxer Rebellion 1900 Alliance with Britain 1902 Russo-Japanese War 1905

4 Russo-Japanese War 1904

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6 Comparative Analysis Essay Prompt: Analyze the major similarities and differences of the political and economic reform programs of Russia and Japan in the 19 th century.

7 Thesis Statement: 1 st Similarity: Evidence: Direct Comparison: Analysis: 1 st Difference: Evidence: Direct Comparison: Analysis: 2 nd Similarity: Evidence: Direct Comparison: Analysis: 2 nd Difference: Evidence: Direct Comparison: Analysis:


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