Japan's birth as a nation, depending on the definition of nation used, could be as dated 10,000 years ago, when a hunter-gatherer society called the Jamon developed. Its birth date also could be identified as 710 A.D., when the first strong central government developed in Nara.Know More
Japanese society in the eighth century was divided into clans, which were ruled from Yamato Province. When the samurai shoguns took over governmental power in 1185, a new type of Japanese nation was born.
Japan's birth date as a nation could also be considered to be in 1868, when the power of the ruling shogun lords was broken and a new constitutional monarchy was established. This new government was headed by the Meiji Emperor.Learn more about Modern Asia
The former name of Cambodia was "Kampuchea," a name the Khmer people of Southeast Asia called their nation for centuries, according to Asia Travel. The English name for the country, Cambodia, is an adaptation of "Kampuja."Full Answer >
A controversial figure in Chinese history, Mao Zedong founded the People's Republic of China, transforming the nation into a socialist state and nationalizing industry and business under the government while implementing socialist reforms. His ideology, a combination of Marxist-Leninist thought and his political and military policies, is referred to under the collective umbrella of Maoism. He's praised for modernizing China and criticized for being a dictator who violated human rights.Full Answer >
Goals of the former President of the Independent Republic of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino, included reconstructing the nation and restoring the faith and confidence of the people after the Battle of Manila, during which his own wife, son and two daughters were killed. Having served in the Senate and having helped create the nation's constitution, the former vice president succeeded leader Manuel Roxas after his death in 1948.Full Answer >
Mumtaz Mahal, the Mughal empress in whose memory the Taj Mahal was built, had 14 children with her husband, Shah Jahan I. Seven of these children died at birth or in early childhood.Full Answer >