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What caused the rise of militarism in Japan in the 1930s?
The Great Depression affected Japan by a great amount, and led to a rise in militarism. As Japan exported luxury goods, such as silks, to other countries such as America which, because they were now affected by the depression, could not afford them anymore.
When did Japan become militaristic?
What happened in Japan after ww1?
How did Japan become so powerful?
What brought about the militarism in Japan?
The early Meiji government viewed Japan as threatened by western imperialism, and one of the prime motivations for the Fukoku Kyohei policy was to strengthen Japan’s economic and industrial foundations, so that a strong military could be built to defend Japan against outside powers.