CHRONOLOGY

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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