As promised, I’m inviting former First History clients of Powell History to revisit their history studies to explore how to apply what they’ve learned. The goal is to practice the arts of iteration and integration–two of the Powell History “Five ‘I’s of History.
Of course, anyone who is interested is welcome to participate. So here is the “pop quiz”…
In 1878, Japan was desperate to modernize its army to catch up with the West. It had originally turned to Britain for help in developing its navy, and France for help in developing its army. Now, however, it shunned the French model that it had been following since the mid-nineteenth century and adopted another. Whose model was it and why did the Japanese adopt it?
For students of 1HFA, Part 2: Europe – Context and Foil, the answer is found in lecture 15.
BONUS QUESTION: What is the significance of this shift in Japanese policy to its conduct in the World Wars?
[Answer(s) provided with the next PHR History Pop Quiz!]
Interested in developing an integrated of Western and Eastern civilization? 1HFA5: Japan, China, and India is coming this summer, and pre-registration is now open (until April 19).