Do you even understand what the term “imperialism” means?
Sandra Lee Smith

Trade forced at gun point on a nation that didn’t want it and wanted to remain isolated from foreign influence is Imperialism. Perry was very clear he’d used force and his four gunships were overwhelming force against the Shogunate.

If you think no other nation has ever conquered another nation to be part of it’s empire and also handed them back their own government, while keeping troops stationed there, you need to study how the Roman Empire worked and before it how the Athenian Empire worked. You might also want to do some investigation about the Archaemenid Persian Empire.

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