By: Jonathan Cervantes
Convention of Kanagawa - 1854
The Convention of Kanagawa was a convention that was held by Japan and the United States. This convention allowed US ships to come into Japanese ports and trade with Japan. This event was significant because for such a long time Japan was isolated and didn't allow any non-natives in Japan. The United States just coming into Japan and trading, was a very big deal. This event was unifying for Japan because they finally opened up to trade with other foreign countries. This soon helped Japan build both allies and enemies.
Bakumatsu is a time when Japan decided to end all of it's Sakoku policies and shifts from a military shogunate rule to the Meiji government. With this change in government the isolationist foreign policy was changed. This event was significant because Japan finally decided to go from a old system of government with samurais to a more industrialized one. Japan would soon have one of the worlds most powerful militaries due to this change. Even though this event was good for Japan, it was also very divisive because many were divided between the old shogunate rule and the new Meiji government. The biggest divide was between the ishin shi shi who fought about their political idealogys.
Satsuma Rebellion - 1877
The Satsuma Rebellion was a fight between the samurai of the Satsuma and Tokyo's government. The samurai fought against the government because they raided ammunition storage areas without giving the Satsuma authorities any warning. This event is significant because it was one of the first rebellions after the Meiji government when things were very tense. The rebellion allowed many samurai's to fight against the new government resulting in a lot of deaths. The Satsuma Rebellion was a divisive event because instead of coming together as a community after the new government, they fought each other. The rebellion resulted with many casualties and didn't help society come together and learn to live under the Meiji government.
German Revolutions - 1848
The German Revolutions were events where many German citizens protested and rebelled against the states of the German Confederation. Many people went against much of the traditions of the German Confederation. This is a significant event because these revolutions caused much of Europe to have rebellions like this one. It also made many people leave Germany and go to the United States. The German Revolutions were very divisive, forcing many to leave due to their political views. The event also caused many leaders of German to be exiled.
Blood and Iron - 1862
Blood and Iron is a speech by Otto von Bismarck that talked about strengthening Prussia. Bismarck wanted a bigger military budget to improve Prussia's power. This event is significant because it helped Prussia become a powerful state. Eventually it lead to the unification of Germany's states. This event was unifying for Prussia because it helped the state come together and become more powerful. Furthermore it helped keep King Fredrick on his throne and have his guidance through wars such as Franco-Prussian war.
Treaty of Frankfurt - 1871
The Treaty of Frankfurt was the treaty that made the Franco-Prussian war come to an end. The treaty forced France to give up territory to Prussia and finally unified all of Germany's states. This event is significant because helped Germany gain both power and land. Also the event recognized Wilhelm I as the Emperor of Germany. The Treaty of Frankfurt was a very unifying event for Germany because it brought the country together again. Germany's states even made a new imperial constitution to officially unite Germany.
Plan of San Luis Potosi - 1910
In 1910 after Madero was thrown in jail for running for president he exposes Diaz. Madero writes the Plan of San Luis Potosi and brings into light how Diaz keeps reelecting himself for president of Mexico and no one is doing anything about it. This event is significant because it caused Diaz to be thrown out of the country. It also helped Madero become president of Mexico. This event contrary against some peoples opinions is a unifying event because it caused the citizens to come to together and over thrown Diaz. They also all agreed to put Madero into office, agreeing with his beliefs.
Plan de Ayala - 1911
Emiliano Zapata writes the Plan de Ayala that says Madero isn't upholding the ideals like having land reformation like he wrote in the Plan of San Luis Potosi. Zapata claims Pascual Orozco was the leader of the revolution. This event is significant because it is one of the factors that started the divide between the people of Mexico. It also brought Victoriano Huerta into the revolution later resulting in Madero's death. This event was divisive for Mexico because it caused many people to becoming sided either being on Madero's side or on Zapata's. This put the country into chaos showing how divise it was among the people of Mexico. Frijoleros
Plan de Guadalupe - 1913
It can be beneficial to maintain journey maps over time. The output of a journey map can serve as a backbone for strategic recommendations and more tactical initiatives. The Plan de Guadalupe is an important event because Victoriano Huerta changed the Mexican government to be like a dictatorship again. The plan exposed Huerta and didn't allow the country to be under a dictatorship.This event was unifying only because the citizens didn't want to fall under another like Diaz's. They all gathered up and overthrew President Huerta.