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Old 04 February 2016, 06:15 PM
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In school, what I think I remember learning was: One day Matthew Perry sailed in and opened up Japan. They modernized, and later had a war with Russia which they pretty much won and Teddy Roosevelt helped negotiate the end. Then, World War II.

Everything prior to Perry? Not mentioned that I remember. (Though I mainly remember studying American history, so from that point of view it kind of makes sense.)
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