Mr. Christopher Patten
Lesson #10: Industrialize during Meiji Period
How did industrialization affect Japan?
The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles. Workers of the world should unite.
As fewer workers were needed on the farm, workers moved to the cities to find jobs in factories. Overcrowding and pollution increased.
German political philosopher and writer of The Communist Manifesto which described the new philosophy of scientific socialism, which is the basis for modern communism.
Innovations in agriculture, and production led to the Industrial Revolution, originated in Western Europe and spread to Japan and other regions. This led to major population shifts and transformed economic and social systems.