First Sino-Japanese war, 1894

Sino-Japanese War was a conflict between Japan and China that started on 1 August, 1894 and marked the emergence of Japan as a major world power and demonstrated the weakness of the Chinese empire.

The war grew out of conflict between the two countries for supremacy in Korea. Korea had long been China’s most important client state, but its strategic location opposite the Japanese islands and its natural resources of coal and iron attracted Japan’s interest. The war ended 17th April, 1895 with the Japanese victory.

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