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In reality the Sino-Japanese war 1894 had little significance for both the participants and other nations How far do you agree or disagree with this statement Contrary to the above statement the Sino-Japanese War had important ramifications in Asia and internationally Firstly the outcome of the war had great significance in both China and Japan its participants It also resulted in reverberations around the international community concerning the new power allocations in Asia that would have to be dealt with in future For Japan the aggressor nation the Sino-Japanese War resulted in territorial gains in China recognition of Koreas independence 200 million taels indemnity from China ports and negotiations about a commercial treaty These procurements were achieved by the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki The territory that was gained was Taiwan the Pescadores Islands and the Kwantung Peninsula The Kwantung Peninsula was later to be advisedly given back to China at the price of 50 million taels under pressure from a triple power intervention of Russia France and Germany This formation occurred mainly due to Russia They were worried about Japan getting a foothold into Asian mainland and also because they had their eyes on some ice-free ports there France joined because of a dual alliance with Russia and Germany just wanted to keep the pressure out of Europe From the territorial issue alone the Sino-Japanese war had inadvertent significance for Germany and France and more direct significance for Russia Taiwan was very reluctant to be to Japan handed after modernising fairly successfully and tried to instigate their own independence This attempt was suppressed and Taiwan was finally ceded to Japan The significance for Taiwan was that apart from becoming Japanese which in reality only lasted for half a century and was relatively short-term the effects of the Sino-Japanese war left their marks on Taiwans culture The attempt of Japanization within Taiwan affected their unique beliefs and also left a feeling of
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