The path to national security and wealth is by control of resources. Usually in world history this has been accomplished by outright military control of those resource bases by creation of colonies. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Persians all did this. The Mongols were successful at it too. In more modern times, the west European nations have led the way - Spain/Portugal first, followed later by the Dutch, English, French, and Belgians. Moving overland, the Russians also garnered a vast empire of conquered peoples. Very late to the scramble were Germany, Italy, and Japan. Japan, an island nation, was similar in many respects to England. Imported raw materials were critical to national survival. Exports of industrial goods was encouraged. The islands were overpopulated/crowded, the people aggressive and militaristic, with a 'prima dona' complex when it came to foreigners. The only real difference in the two was that Japan came late to the colonial 'table'. In fact, by the time Japan began to conquer a colony or two, the English had already taken choice colonial possessions right in Japans backyard. The expansionist and aggressive Americans had also cooked up a war with Spain so that they could run off with the remnants of that nations colonies, which included areas next to Japan. Japan did not wish direct confrontation with either America or Britain. Asia contained plenty of space for the Japanese to colonize, mainly via China. Japan never tried to enter the home base spheres of those two powers, as they had Japan's. Ignoring their own suppression of colonial peoples, the Americans and British quickly began to criticize the Japanese for trying to colonize parts of China. Ultimately this led to the Americans organizing with Britain and the Netherlands to freeze Japanese financial assets. This meant that almost 100% of Japan's most critical import, oil, could not be purchased. Some, even in America, has considered this a virtual declaration of war by the USA. The Japanese argued among themselves for a bit over whether they should submit to American control of their national destiny or fight for a place in the sun too. Ultimately the fighters won out, Japan started a shooting war in the Pacific, and lost everything. To this day, Japan is thus a second rate power, despite its large economy. The military is hobbled. 100% of the colonial empire was stripped (many parts going to the Americans). Japan remains under the military umbrella of the USA to this day.
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Japan pretty much started World War 2 on the Asian side. Japan attacked China and other Asian cities to gain power and land. I belive that Japan thought that they would get more land if they joined they axis side.
Germany wanted more land for larger population, its military actions led to war. And for Japan wanted natural resources; its military actions led the U.S. to threaten sanctions before Japan launched a surprise attack on it.
the main causes were that Japan wanted to seize Manchuria's good sources and needed more land as their population increased in the 1930s
First, to expand their power. Second, to place greater influence and traditions to more people. Third, to be the biggest, greatest, and more populous than other neighboring coutries. Fourth, more resources, land for crops, a bigger army, etc. Fifth, show that they are more powerful.
They wanted to have more colonies to become the most wealthy and powerful country in the world.
The shogun of Japan was more powerful because he had more control over the religion and control of the people
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japan felt that they needed more land from china after ww1. japan felt that they needed more land from china after ww1.
it is because Japan wants more land.
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they reclaim land from the sea so that they have more land to build on and so that it makes japan flatter with the land its using to reclaim the land which also gives them more space to build on.
because Iroquois were powerful
If you had land, you had power. The more land you had, the more powerful you became. You could influence the government if you wanted to, with just land.
To get more power.