McClain, Japanese decision for war: Take over Chinese territory because Russia refused to concede. Great Britain encroached upon China their greed for open trade with the Chinese empire resulting in the deterioration of the Chinese culture, which led to the emergence of a modernized civilization.
Korea and Taiwan had no significant known mineral resources except for a small amount of iron ore in Korea, so the only substantial natural resources were agricultural products, mainly rice but also sugarcane in Taiwan.
In the s, after China dispatched troops to Korea to dispel a peasant uprising, Japanese confrontation with China near the mouth of the Yalu River on the Yellow Sea. Although some of the zaibatsu such as Mitsui and Sumitomo had histories of more than years, they strengthened their economic position as the government, starting in the early s, sold to them several industrial plants and mines that become very profitable.
New York: St. The evidence in Japan's case supports Schumpeter and Hobson since the colonies did not provide profits for the country as a whole. This was a popular theme at the time.
China viewed themselves as totally self sufficientsuperiorand the only truly civilized land in a barbarous world.