   “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             terri...
   Alexander III    ◦ Rolled back the reforms of his father   Nicholas II    ◦ Autocratic, unyielding tsar   Revolution...
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 historic...
   Commodore Matthew Perry   1853 – forced Japan to     reopen    Daimyo    MEIJI RESTORATION    ◦ 1867-1868    ◦ Meiji ...
Societies at Crossroads
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Societies at Crossroads

  1. 1.  “The Sick Man of Europe”
  2. 2.  Military defeat Lagging behind in technology Breakdown in janissary corp Territory loss Economic peril
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  Alexander III ◦ Rolled back the reforms of his father Nicholas II ◦ Autocratic, unyielding tsar Revolution of 1905 ◦ Russo-Japanese War ◦ Bloody Sunday The Duma
  5. 5. Bloody Sunday
  6. 6.  The Opium War, 1839-1842 Treaty of Nanjing, 1842 Taiping Rebellion ◦ Led by Hong Xiuguan
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8.  Commodore Matthew Perry 1853 – forced Japan to reopen Daimyo MEIJI RESTORATION ◦ 1867-1868 ◦ Meiji Constitution 1889  Formation of the Diet

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