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Chapter 19 Internal Troubles, External Threats, 1800-1914

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Russo-Japanese War
A conflict that grew out of the rival imperialist ambitions of the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over Manchuria and Korea.
Meiji Restoration
The political program that followed the destruction of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, in which a collection of young leaders set Japan on the path of centralization, industrialization, and imperialism.
Tokugawa Japan
shoguns retained power through a hostage system, the spouses and children of important families were kept at the capital, society was organized into four social classes, time known as great peace.
informal empires
Indirect rule, ex. china unofficially under British rule after opium wars.
Sultan Selim
forward-looking ruler who stayed abreast of events in Europe, introduced reforms to create European-style military units, murdered for those ideas
Young Turks
Reformers in the Ottoman Empire who looked to bring forth modernization and revolution
Sultan Abd al-Hamid II
ottoman sultan who accepted the reform constitution, but then quickly surpressed it, ruling as a Sultan for the rest of his reign
Young Ottomans
19th century young men who are educated in west and see that the Ottoman's are falling behind, think the way to catch up is to get rid of religion in ottoman politics, islam is private, do it at home
Tanzimat
'Restructuring' reforms by the nineteenth-century Ottoman rulers, intended to move civil law away from the control of religious elites and make the military and the bureacracy more efficient. (p. 678)
"the sick man of Europe"
nickname given to the Ottoman Empire because of the frequent ethnic revolts and the rest of Europe picking away at it.
China, 1911
The collapse of China's imperial order, officially at the hands of organized revolutionaries but for the most part under the weight of the troubles that had overwhelmed the government for the previous half-century.
Boxer Uprising
an antiwestern uprising, the Boxers lay seige to the foreign quarters in Pekking, they murdered foreigners and Christian Chinese
self-strengthening movement
late 19th century movement in China and the Ottoman Empire to counter the challenge from the West;
unequal treaties
treaties between China and the Western powers after the Opium War that vastly favored the Western powers
Opium Wars
war between Great Britain and China, began as a conflict over the opium trade, ended with the Chinese treaty to the British- the opening of 5 chinese ports to foreign merchants, and the grant of other commercial and diplomatic privileges
Taiping Uprising
massive chineese rebellion that devasted much of the country between 1850 and 1864. Base on milleniuary teachings of Hong Xiquan
social Darwinism
The application of ideas about evolution and "survival of the fittest" to human societies - particularly as a justification for their imperialist expansion.