CHRONOLOGY

1906

Ito appointed Resident General of Korea Ito assassinated in 1909 Korea formally annexed by Japan in 1910

1881

Okuma vs Ito clash on merits of the British vs Prussian Model and a Prussian constitution promulgated in 1889

 

GLOSSARY

Ito

Hirobumi Ito 1841 - 1909

Meiji authoritarian promoting the Prussian model against the British vs Okuma

Diet

Parliament

Imperial Diet of the Prussian Meiji Constitution 1889 with Ito defeating Okuma

fukoku kyohei

wealthy country strong army

Meiji policy adopted by Hirobumi Ito from Bismarck's Blut und Eisen policy

Okuma

Shigenobu Okuma 1838 - 1922

liberal Meiji figure promoted British model against the Prussian vs Ito

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