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Early China
  • Xia
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    China Chronology

    The Meiji Restoration

    1867-1945

    • 1868: New imperial government is established at Tokyo (formerly Edo).
    • 1871-1876: A series of laws end caste privileges and centralize the government.
    • 1873: Universal military conscription is introduced.
    • 1877: Satsuma Rebellion.
    • 1889: The Meiji Constitution is established.
    • 1890: The Imperial Diet meets for the first time.
    • 1894-1890: Sino-Japanese War.
    • 1904-1905: Russo-Japanese War.
    • 1915: Japan issues the Twenty-one Demands in an attempt to gain control of China
    • 1931: Mukden incident.
      • Japan conquers Manchuria.
    • 1936: "February Mutiny"
    • 1937: Incident at Marco Polo Bridge leads to war with China.
    • 1941: Japanese forces occupy Indochina
    • 1945: Japan surrenders
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