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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 What is a nation-state?
  2. 03:28 What are three different theories about how nations are formed?
  3. 04:13 What are some process involved in making a nation?
  4. 04:48 What is one way in which the rise of nationalism affected empires? Give one example.
  5. 08:15 What was Japanese government like before and the arrival of the Americans? What role did Americans like Matthew Perry play in that transformation?
  6. 10:44 What features made the Japanese government a modern nation-state? What were some things the Japanese did to build this nation-state?
  7. 11:15 How can the rise of nation-states sometimes lead to conflict? Give an example from the Japanese context