19th Century Japanese Industrialization

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Industrialization brings a rapid growth of wealth but riots and outbreaks of peasants fighting for a share of the wealth brings setbacks for all cultural races. In the 19th century Japanese and European industrialization greatly differed regarding social and political aspects. While they share many similarities by having peasants working in factories and opened up cheap labor, Japan was more governmentally focused. Having Japan shut out the world delayed their ability to industrialize and match the rate at which industrialization took place in other countries.
Japanese and European industrialization when it came to politics were very similar. After the Japanese shut themselves out from the rest of the world their economy plummeted. Not being
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With the help of the government, social stratification improved greatly. Before there were riots, outbreaks, and protests regarding working environments in Japan and Europe. Slavery had a significant impact on the social aspect of industrialization. Although Britain forced Indians to work in South America, there was still millions of jobs to be accounted for since the abolishment of slavery. Abolishing slavery left millions of unemployed people willing to perform cheap labor jobs in America. One major difference between Japanese and European socially is that the Japanese were mainly made up of just that, Japanese people. Shutting them out from the world caused inbreeding within their closed sector. In European countries, people from all of the world would flee to Europe in search of new job opportunities. Cheap labor was quickly given to people of different races. Indians, native Americans, Asians and African Americans all were put in hazardous working conditions and payed at an unlivable wage.These different races made European industrialization boom. Railroads, cotton textiles, the steam engine, and mining all were profitable enough to rapidly grow the economy. After a while, manufacturing placed the livelihood of many workers at the mercy of factory owners. Employers paid workers only the bare minimum, employed countless numbers of children, and refused to compensate laborers injured while on the job. Governments responded with labor laws and safety requirements which settled the public for a short period of time. Soon in Europe, women were needed in factories and mines as well. Mining dirty work knew no gender inequality or race differential. As long as the products were profitable enough to sustain the economy there wasn’t an issue. Until children were sacrificing their education for work. Children as early as the age of twelve were selected for mining, manufacturing, or farming. Despite the