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Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism: Crash Course World History #34 (11:52)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:37 How does John Green define nation-state?
  2. 03:50 John Green gives two different theories for how people become a nation: organic process and government construction. What is some evidence he offers for each?
  3. 07:43 What were some internal and external factors that made the Shogunate government of Japan unstable by the mid-nineteenth century?
  4. 09:20 What changes did the Japanese nationalist rebels bring to Japan once they removed the shogunate?
  5. 11:16 What connection does John Green make between Japanese nationalism, modernization, and empire?