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  •  “The Sick Man of Europe”
  •  Military defeat Lagging behind in technology Breakdown in janissary corp Territory loss Economic peril
  •  Russia Under Pressure  The Crimean War, 1853-1855  Russia wanted to gain access to territory in the dying Ottoman Empire Tsar Alexander II  Emancipation  Industrialization  Zemstvos  Assassination
  •  Alexander III ◦ Rolled back the reforms of his father Nicholas II ◦ Autocratic, unyielding tsar Revolution of 1905 ◦ Russo-Japanese War ◦ Bloody Sunday The Duma
  • Bloody Sunday
  •  The Opium War, 1839-1842 Treaty of Nanjing, 1842 Taiping Rebellion ◦ Led by Hong Xiuguan
  •  Tokugawa Shogunate -1603 – 1867 ◦ Shogun (literally, "a commander of a force") is a military rank and historical title for (in most cases) hereditary military dictator of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu ◦ ◦ Closed off Japan from the outside world
  •  Commodore Matthew Perry 1853 – forced Japan to reopen Daimyo MEIJI RESTORATION ◦ 1867-1868 ◦ Meiji Constitution 1889  Formation of the Diet