Comparing Britain to Japan

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In 1900 Britain was in many respects the world’s leading nation, enjoying a large share of world trade, a dominant position in the international money market, and possessing a far flung empire supported by the world’s most powerful navy. Japan was a complete contrast, sharing with Britain only the fact that it too was a nation of Islands lying off the shore of a major continent. Until the 1860s it had possessed a social …

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…night there will always be a source that undermines democracy. Over history many things have come into play in each political system. Britain, which has had democracy for much longer, has not made any steps for the future to improve it. While Japan formed their political system much later than Britain, they have quickly moved ahead of “the mother country” in applying liberal democratic institutions, gaining their own individuality in the development of political democracy.