Discover the true and unattractive story of the Japanese Renaissance

Discover the true and unattractive story of the Japanese Renaissance

    Discover the true and unattractive story of the Japanese Renaissance

    Japanese and the Germans achieved the rebirth of their country after their ruin in World War II because they are glorious, uplifting peoples who sanctify work and sacrifice for the sake of their country’s progress and advancement. You do not need a lot of intelligence to realize that this phrase and its likes, which are repeated on the tongues of people, are a natural effect of the official media discourse that insists on degrading people and describing them as laziness, lack of responsibility, lack of conscience and religious distinction, and that their poor conditions are a natural result of their failure, stupidity and reproduction, such as rabbits etc. ... Leaders who by nature do not make mistakes or fail.
    It goes without saying that success, which is a relative matter in itself and its components, is intertwined in its achievement of multiple factors and not a fate estimated, as it is subject to study and scrutiny and then simulation and repetition So let's try to cite, for example, a short trip into the history of the sister planet Japan.
    At a time when Europe was emerging from the darkness of the Middle Ages and exploring the world, the Japanese archipelago was devoting its geographical isolation by political decisions that prevented all foreigners from entering its territories, and even the Japanese were prohibited from leaving Japan or returning to it if they left before the isolation decisions issued in the middle of the seventh century Ten, to prevent the spread of Christianity and Western ideas, in defense of the Shinto creed and existing political system.
    The system that has existed in Japan for centuries was the strict Shogunate class, where the Shogun is he country's supreme military and administrative leader with the authorization of the Holy Emperor, a descendant of the sun gods according to their beliefs. Restricted to them, the feudal feudalists (daimyo) shared the class and the privileges, while the rest of the Japanese people remained in slavery in total darkness in their compulsory isolation.
    But this isolation was shattered in 1853 AD, when the Shogun was surprised by an American fleet led by Captain Matthew Perry carrying a friendly message from the American President to allow American ships to supply water and supplies from Japanese ports and open the country to trade relations like other countries, despite the refusal of the Shogun and Samurai to these demands except They were forced to bow, and they realized that their swords did not do much compared to the battleship guns, especially since they witnessed the humiliation of the Chinese Empire in the first opium war a few years ago.
    The impact of Captain Matthew's marine demonstration was tremendous,
    The doors of the Japanese ports were not only opened to American, Russian and European merchants, but the Shogunate regime itself fell by the declaration of the Shogun's resignation and the handing over of power in full to the young Emperor (Motsuhito), who transferred the government to Tokyo to become the capital of Japan, which entered a new era in 1869 AD.
    The era of the emperor (Motsuhito) was known as the Meiji era, that is, enlightened rule, where during his 45-year-old era, Japan witnessed its first renaissance, so the first steps of the emperor, after eliminating the rebellious attempts to revive the Shogunate regime, were to eliminate feudalism and force demos to give up their fiefdoms in exchange for Financial compensation, so that all lands are owned by the state (as Muhammad Ali did with the Mamluks and the obligors in Egypt
    If most of the lands were later concentrated in the hands of the big landlords by buying them back from the state) and soon the reformist ideas that were in the mind of the emperor and his advisors began to turn into facts, then he established the State Council, which included three executive rooms containing the government, legislative and advisory, and laws and courts evolved to appear to the light of the state of law in Japan.
    But the most profound and deepest impact was on the social side, where the class division made princes and statesmen at the top, then the samurai and finally the public, who bureaucracy and the emergence of the rule of law provided them with the opportunity to change their social status, and they became for the first time to move to a higher class through learning and hard work in Work and not based on heredity.

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