Militarization and Nationalism in Japan in the 1920s-1930s


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Which country did Japan defeat in a war from 1904-1905?

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1. The Japanese had colonized which part of Asia by 1910?

2. According to the Washington Naval Conference, for every 5 ships that the UK or the US could build, Japan could have _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably know that Japan was one of our main enemies in World War II, but did you know how Japan got to that point in the first place? This quiz and worksheet will go over facts about Japan's rise in nationalism and militarism in the decades before World War II. Some things you'll be tested on include previous Japanese wars and Japan's move towards colonization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Whom Japan had previously defeated
  • Where Japan colonized in 1910
  • How fast Japan could produce ships
  • Economic influences on Japan's politics
  • Who stopped Japan from invading Russia

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of specific wars and Japanese military actions related to Japan's rise in nationalism and militarism in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on pre-WWII militarism in Japan
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer a question on Japanese colonization

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, review the attached lesson called Militarism and Nationalism in Japan in the 1920s-1930s. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Japanese history after World War I
  • Japan's turn against the West
  • Imperial ambitions
  • Rise in Japanese militarism