CHRONOLOGY

1881

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

 

GLOSSARY

railway gauge (vi)

nationalisation was on the Prussian Model in 1906

without budget a regauging did not occur until the very different Shinkansen

Bismarck

Prince Otto von Bismarck 1815 - 1898

author of late 19th century Prussian sociopolitics strongly influencing Japan

Diet

Parliament

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

Ito

Hirobumi Ito 1841 - 1909

Meiji authoritarian promoting the Prussian model against the British vs Okuma

Kanai

Noburu Kanai 1865 - 1933

todai professor introducing many things Prussian cf Listianism, shiso zendo

Kulturkampf

Bismarck's culture conflict 1870 - 1878

infallibility dogma of Pius IX 1870 in conflict with Prussian political hegemony

Okuma

Shigenobu Okuma 1838 - 1922

liberal Meiji figure promoted British model against the Prussian vs Ito

Schulze-Delitzsch

Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch 1808 - 1883

Prussian nationalist politician promoted co-operative movement legislation

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