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This paper will look at how the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean monarchies had been changed by 1945 and the responsibilities of monarchies in national identity in the three countries between 1900 and 1945.
During this period, the glory period of China was far behind. China was going on a downward trend. By this time, the dynasties that existed in China had already fallen. China was largely dominated by overseas countries who continued to control the ports, for example, Shanghai. There was also a military revolution in 1911, in Wuhan. This led to the formation of an interim administration in 1912. The new leader became the leader of the army (Ebrey, Walthall and Palais 541). China experienced a period of political instability for a long period before the subsequent start of World War 2.
Conversely, the political system of Japan during this period was illustrated by the Meiji constitution. This constitution gave authority to the Emperor instead of the citizens. With the source of power coming from the majestic leadership, the Japanese leaders in charge of governing the country ran the administration in the name of the emperor on behalf of the citizens (Ebrey, Walthall and Palais 559). After a while, the people of Japan gradually but increasingly demanded for an administration quick to respond to their concerns and needs that would permit them to both extend participation in the administration and contribute in state policy.
During this period, Korea faced external threats. Korea was a colony of Japan. This situation had existed for a long time. The Japanese colonial design was founded with economic piracy and political control in mind. The Korean monarchy was deprived of freedom of speech and there were minimal press. This caused a negative impact all over the Korean monarchy. In addition, Korea experienced a wave of anti-colonial events during this time (Ebrey, Walthall and
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