Modernization of Russia and Japan in the 19th Century

Modernization of Russia and Japan

Russia and Japan, were among the only dominant powers in Asia, still were states with declining feudal economics and feudal survivals in the middle of 19th century. Feudal system of relations prevented countries from a gradual and progressive development, made unable the development of market relations and establishment of equal opportunities for international trade. The growing class of businessmen or bourgeoisie in both countries felt those limitations and wanted to break outdated system of relations. The contradictions of monarchic governments with the interests of bourgeoisie and common people came to the turning point nearly at the same time in ...

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land owning legislature, court system, and executive government system, which gave opportunities for progressive and rapid development of economy and industrialization.

The revolution of 1868 in Japan paved the way for the capitalist development of the country. But the reforms that were held only strengthened the positions of nation's elite, big business and landowners. Peasants got no land and had to pay rent to the landowners, which consisted of 50-80% of their harvest. New taxation system allowed huge investments into the countries economics and the development of the infrastructure of new Japan and it's possession of Korea. Japanese government created favorable conditions for the development of industry supporting national production. In fact, government subsidized the development of industry, construction of plants and factories that were later handed into the possessions of bureaucratic elite, mainly family clans of Mitsui and Mitsubishi. Government took care of ...

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