History Help Please!!!!!!!?

1. What important step did the Meiji government take when it modernized and industrialized Japan? (Points : 3)
built trade agreements with China and Korea

used the Samurai to guard new factories

selected industrial engineering students for a special program at Tokyo University

set up a modern banking system

2. What are the major goals of industrialized nations that were building empires in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? (Points : 3)
to bring Christianity to unenlightened places and establish it as the major religion

to locate more natural resources and establish new markets

to find agricultural areas to replace the ones they used to build industries

to establish their power so that other nations would hold them in high regard

3. Who was Sun Yat-sen? (Points : 3)
the first president of the Republic of China

a powerful Manchu military leader

an emperor of the Qing Dynasty

the naval leader who allowed the Japanese to land on the Chinese mainland

4. China’s decision not to modernize and industrialize in the late 1800s resulted in all of the following except __________.
(Points : 3)
China gave up spheres of influence to foreign powers

China became an imperial power in East Asia

China lost the Sino-Japanese War

China’s population lacked a strong sense of national pride

5. What helped Japan become an imperial power? (Points : 3)
the inward focus during its isolationist period that allowed time for analysis of problems and solutions
the decision to industrialize and adopt Western technologies

colonization efforts throughout Southeast Asia

beginning conquests of foreign nations close to home first

Chosen Answer:

Has anyone got some jokes about the recession?

Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on HBOS in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.
In the last 7 hours Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches. Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.
Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.
Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal. And has for northern wok? well thats just fucked!

Did you hear that the kylemore bakery might be closing down?

This recession really takes the cake!!

My friend’s nail salon is in financial difficulty. It is filing for bankruptcy.

do you have any good ones

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I went shopping in France and a guy stole my wallet. He threw the English money away and kept the wallet!

Is this a good storyline for a comic?

This will be a dark comic set in a kinda feudal Japan with some futuristic things as well (Picture Afro Samurai, and Naruto). A loner older character comes home from the market to see his family has been slain. He realizes that it is the Brotherhood of the blade, an organization of the 13 greatest supernatural swordsmen in the world, are responsible for the murders. He then reveals himself to be the ex 12 member of the organization. He makes his journey to kill the new number 1, having to defeat the other 12 in order to complete his tasks, and learn why his family was killed.

Another thing too, is that each of the brotherhood of the blade members, have a “release” mode that changes their weapon and appearances.
Ex: Slade has the ability to “release” and he morphs with his sword into a giant metallic bladed monster.

Is this a good Idea to use? Any suggestions?

Chosen Answer:

Yeah kid. Come up with something new man. Writing 4 stories right now. I know it’s hard, trust me, but you will think of something.

Credit crunch cripples Japanese banks – How bad can it get – Spoof e-mail..?

I received this communique today, and thought it might tickle your fancy..?

‘Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the
run on HBOS in the UK , uncertainty has now hit Japan .

In the last seven hours Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and
Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches. Yesterday, it was
announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song,
while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.
Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is
reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black. Furthermore, 500
staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is
something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get
a raw deal. Tsunami Bank has been hit by a wave of bad debts, and it is
understood that the numbers at Sudoku Bank just don’t add up. Satsuma Bank
is apparently going to be restructured by being broken up into smaller
segments, and rumour has it that Koi Bank has been netted by a major foreign
competitor.

Meanwhile shares in Judo Bank have been thrown into turmoil and are likely
to hit the floor soon following an announcement from Hara-Kiri Bank that it
was going into voluntary liquidation. Management at Rickshaw Bank have asked
all the staff to pull together to get through this difficult time.
Plans for recapitalisation at Kimono Bank remain under wraps.

Chosen Answer:

That’s good,someone really did their homework :) )
I liked the Rickshaw teamwork. huff&puffing…