Which events led to japanese invasion of korea?
After the Meiji Restoration period of the 19th century, Japan became one of the largest military and economic powers in the world. Due to rapid industrialization and widespread governmental reform, Japan was able to become one of the most advanced and modernized states in Asia and the wider world. As the Japanese state became more powerful, it soon became apparent that more resources such as coal and iron would be needed for the country to develop. Japan is an island that possesses close to none of these resources, and so it was quickly realized that these resources would have to come from abroad. At the same time, the Japanese military had become increasingly more powerful and influential within Japanese society. Japanese soldiers and military officials were sent to schools to promote the ideal of the honor of military service and government propaganda began to show the power of the Japanese army. Eventually these military leaders seized control of the Japanese government and used their power and influence to declare Korea part of the Japanese Empire in 1910, which the Korean government was too weak to object to.