I think that isolation was definitely the wrong decision. Ideas could've been spread much sooner than they were. We also could've been more of allies than enemies if we never had to go disturb them. Is it just me or is this the same question as last time just reworded?
I agree with you Josie... somewhat. At the time I might had done what the shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty had done. It might had been a good idea at the time, but it did not benefit them in the end.
I agree with Josie because we can be a better place
I think that I remember the question too!😕
I would agree with you. Isolation was the wrong decision. It could of gave them good benefits going making allies. But then again it could keep them safer being isolated so that could of been smart or bad.
I totally agree with you Jenna! I'm not really sure which side I'm on, but if I had to pick I'd pick that they made the wrong decision picking isolation. They should have been more open to other cultures and still have been able to keep everybody safe.
I agree Josie! They missed out on a TON of money making oportunities.
I think that Mr. Kaciuba said that he did reword it!
I agree Josie it was a bad idea they missed a lot of ideas from other countries. Also they could have made allies by trading goods.
Whoops! You girls are right. This is extremely similar to the question last week my bad!!! I should have caught this!
Well since this question was already answered I will pick the opposite side of my last post. I think it would be a good think to adopt a policy of isolationism. Because of isolationism, Japan was at piece for nearly 250 years. Also, Japan's culture was not tarnished by outside influences. Finally, by adopting the policy of isolationism Japan was actually spared from serious plagues and other wars going on in the main land.
I would have eneded isolation because we can have a good time living there and have better things
I disagree with you Zack. I think Isolationism shouldn't have ended, but not for that reason. Better ideas and better culture could have sprouted in Japan if isolation wasn't there.
I think that Isolationism was a good idea in Japan. For example, the gunpowder making in China. Chinese people were executed if they were found sharing the secrets of making gunpowder, but they people in Japan wouldn't have a problem like that because word isn't able to spread if Japan makes a secret recipe or something like that.
I agree with you. I agree because they definitely started to keep their own things and even make more things that only they new about.
No offense, Claire, but I disagree with you. I think more ideas could have been exchanged if they weren't isolated. Technology could have developed, and then it would have expanded their resource inventory. Think about what would have happened to Japan if they weren't isolated, when Matthew Perry's fleets encountered Japan.
Sorry Ellen, but I actually disagree with you. By isolating themselves from the rest of the world, Japan was peaceful for a long period of time, while other countries may have been battling. Also, why does it matter if Matthew Perry's ships were more advanced that Japan's? It's not like Japan was exploring the world and needed great vessels after the policy of isolation...
I have to compeletely disagree with you. Ideas could've spread so much faster than they did! Countries could've even been this advanced sooner.
I think isolation was a bad idea in Japan. They blocked themselves from getting more allies. If they hadn't isolated themselves I think they would have a better history because there would have been probably a little bit more to there history instead of having a blank spot.i
I think that it hurt Japan. Like Josie said, ideas could have spread sooner than they did. It was really a crazy idea.😁
Ideas could have spread faster if they did not isolate. I would be a bit concerned if I was a citizen in Japan, because it really hurt their social status. Also considering that they had some great trading going on. People really needed it!! Poor people!
I believe that adopting the policy of isolationism would had hurt Japan. When the US went to Japan to end the policy of isolationism they had little fire power and wooden boats. When the US came they had better weaponry and steam powered boats. If Japan had not used the policy than maybe things may had been different. Maybe Matthew Perry wouldn't had threatened Japan and maybe the US and Japan could had been allies during World War 2.
I think that it helped Japan, but also hurt Japan. Although, I think that I am going to state how it helped Japan. I believe that it helped Japan by them being able to keep their own wealth and inventions. For example they got to keep all of their gunpowder.
I think that this is a good and bad idea for Japan. I think it was was a good Idea because it could keep anyone not trust worthy and more safe. But it was bad because ideas could of spread. That is why I say it is good and bad,hurt and help.
I think isolation was a bad idea because Japan did not know what was going on in other countries. Also it was bad because they could not trade and if you don't trade then you don't know all the new weapons.Also if Japan was trading with other countries then they would had have the same big ships as the Americans.
I agree with Daniel. Japan could have had as much advanced technology as America had.
I agree with you, Josie. I think that without isolation Japan might have grew and more ideas would have been spread faster. Without isolation people had more freedom and it was safer. Japan lost many things and caused a certain look on their community.
If I were a Tokugawa shogun, I would have believed that adopting the Policy of Isolationism would have harmed Japan. First off, look at what happened when Matthew Perry's fleet of ships encountered Japan. They have been isolated from the rest of the world for that long, some of the technology that the U.S. fleet acquired, the Japanese didn't know existed. Isolating yourself from the rest of the world eradicates the chances of your country's technology to develop. As well as technology, trade decreased(of course). Trade is a main factor to developing technology, as you will see, other lands have diverse ideas, so when you trade, ideas are shared, which results in you being able to improve your technology, based on what you think other lands' people are doing better. Even if Japan wasn't isolated, the wouldn't have COMPLETELY lost their authenticity, just improving on what needs to be improved. Maybe, if Japan hadn't isolated themselves, they might not have been forced to create an alliance with Matthew Perry's fleet. But, just look at how that alliance improved Japanese culture and technology, in just a brief social meeting! I believe Japan would have been better off doing that since the beginning.
OMG you wrote a book full of the best writing there is. You have good writing quality Ellen.
I think that that isolation would hurt Japan very much. This would then cause Japan not to have advancements that the rest of the world has. This would also not let them see and explore the world but if they didn't go through isolation, they could have been with the world.
I agree Ellen, you're completely right. But wish you typed a lot 😂😂
If you're replying to Ellen, then why are you doing it on Lilianna's comment?
I think the policy of isolation was a good idea for Japan. I believe this because when you think about it, Japan was still advancing along with the rest of the world and they weren't falling behind a ton. Also, by isolating themselves from the rest of the world, diseases could not spread to them. Finally, isolating themselves prevented possible wars that could have taken place between other countries. Actually, I remember a video that Mr. K showed us, talking about how Japan was quite peaceful under the Tokugawa Dynasty.
After reading this I changed my point of view Libby. I see the otherside of this more clearly and you make a good point. I agree that now isolating themselves also helped them espically with war strategys and having their own ideas.
If I was a Tokugawa Shogun I think it would be bad to have the policy of isolation. If they open trade they would learn new things. Then Japan might have had as much advancements as America did.
I agree with you sean. When America came to Japan, the Japanese were extremely out of date so could be easily overpowered.
In my opinion i think that isolation was a bad idea. When Japan isolated themselves from the rest of the world, they cut of trade which stopped the spreading of new ideas and inventions there. They also didn't know what was happening in the countries all around them. When America came they had no idea about all of their new weapons and technology.
I agree with you George that when America came over to attack Japan that Japan had no idea about the new weapons and technology.
I think that it would have hurt Japan because Japan wouldn't be able to trade and if they didn't trade they wouldn't be able to find out new inventions. Another reason it would have hurt Japan was when people would attack Japan they wouldn't have any good weapons because they couldn't trade with other places.
I agree with Johnathan. Japan wasn't able to trade any new inventions.
I think adopting the isolation policy would help china. They would be able to have their own ideas that could advance them or create weapons such as gun powder that can help advance them in battle, not that they'd need to fight because when they adopted this they had a peaceful period. Also, when they did this they didn't get the illnesses of other countries which probably helped the population.
I think isolation was a bad idea. I think this because they did not get involved with other countries who made many great advancements on transportation. Also during the isolation policy Japan was not able to trade any culture ideas.
I think isolationism is a bad idea. That did not help Japan because they wont be able to get other products that they don't have and they need.
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