2008 US Credit Crisis launched by Lehman Brothers bankruptcy highlights casual employment problems in Japan
1945 USSR's overwhelming invasion of Manchuria decides a quick and clean surrender to the preferable US forces
1941 US embargo of strategic materials consequent Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and opening of Pacific War
1940 Extension of China Invasion into SEA threatens European colonies and creates diplomatic friction with the US
1861 American Civil War 1861 - 1865 weakens US influence although US on Iwakura Mission itinerary 1871 - 1873


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