In 1853, Japan ended its policy of ‘sakoku,’ which is what?

The Quiz: In 1853, Japan ended its policy of ‘sakoku,’ which is what?

A Imperialism
B Mercantilism
C Isolationism

After 265 years of isolation—known as sakoku—Japan was forced to open to the Western world when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed a flotilla of US warships into Tokyo’s harbor in 1853. The nations signed a treaty the next year that allowed trade between them and protected US sailors who shipwrecked in Japanese waters.

The correct answer to this quiz is Isolationism.

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