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Old 2020-07-19, 07:39   Link #1
Garr
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The Invasion of Hokkaido: The Industrial Japanese Empire v Primitive Mishihase Tribes

In 658-660, General Abe no Hirafu was ordered by the Emperor of Japan to invade Hokkaido island and occupy it in order to increase the territories under the control of the Japanese Empire.

General Hirafu went to Hokkaido with a large army and navy to occupy the island, and he had a fleet of battleships armed with archers firing flaming arrows and catapults that could hurl large stones or incendiary bombs called fire pots which could be filled with molten iron or oil. His armies also had armor piercing reflex bows, flaming arrows, armored cavalry, fire jars, and catapult hurled fire pots.

Below are images of the type of battleships used by the Chinese and Japanese Empires called Louchuan:





After the campaign of General Hirafu's expeditionary forces was over, his trophies included at least 2 live bears, 70 bear hides, and 353 prisoners.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido#History
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Hirafu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louchuan
https://historum.com/threads/can-any....100284/page-3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_...rs_and_rockets

Even during this time period, the Japanese, like the other empires of Asia and Europe were already industrialized and possessed factories like animal mills, water mills, and wind mills, which were used to mass produce goods, blast furnaces to mass produce cast iron, steel, and compound steel, and even oil refineries to mass produce oil for use in soap, oil lamps, candles, lubricants, cleaning oils, and incendiary bombs.

The Japanese in particular invented the water scoop mill, a type of water mill that generates mechanical power by letting water from a downstream river flow into the hollow container at the end of a lever which then empties when the weight of the water drags the lever down, a counterweight then pulls the opposite end of the lever down and the end with the container back up so that it can again be filled with water, generating a reciprocating motion that is used to power hammers in forge mills, saws in sawmills, stamps in stamp mills used for mining, and to make wool textiles in fullers, and pottery in pottery mills, and this allowed them to produce goods on an industrial scale, with the time period from 500BCE-1700 being the 1st Industrial Revolution, a technological revolution that turned the entire Eurasian landmass into a large floating factory and gave the empires of Asia and Europe the power to conquer and subjugate the tribal societies of Eurasia and later the tribes in the Americas, Africa, and Australia.

Below is an image of a water scoop mill:



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_scoop_(hydropower)

Below is a list of inventions made by the empires of Asia and Europe during this time:

Architecture:

Sliding Door
Folding Screen
Flying Buttress
Suspension Bridge
Drawbridge
Turning Bridge
Louver
Smoke Canopy
Chimney
Centralized Heating
Hoist
Mechanical Elevator
Coaching Inn
National Highway
Turnpike

Construction:

Scoop Wheel Excavator

Water System:

Water Raising Windlass
Scoop Wheel Pump

Mining:

Mine Rails
Mine Rail Wagons
Support Beams for Mine Tunnels and Shafts
Mining Explosives
Hopper System

Lighting:

Candle
Oil Lamp
Match
Chandelier
Streetlamp
Slide Projector

Disaster Management:

Dike
Seismometer
Alarm Bells

Communication:

Paintbrush
Parallel Line Drawer
Quill
Silverpoint
Pencil

Printing:

Stamp
Woodblock Printing
Woodblock Image Printer
Textile Printing
Porcelain Movable Type Printing
Metal Movable Type Printing
Color Printing
Paper
Paper Making Machine
Book
Bookbinding Machine
Paper Money

Telecommunications:

Zoetrope
Bells
Smoke Signals

Timekeeping:

Solar Calendar
Water Powered Mechanical Clock
Striking Clock
Astronomical Clock
Clock Tower
Spring-Driven Mechanical Clock
Pocket Watch
Pendulum-Driven Mechanical Clock

Agriculture:

Harrow
3-Field Crop Rotation
Moldboard Plow

Devices for Controlling Draft Animals:

Stirrup
Shoulder Harness
Padded Collar
Horseshoe

Materials/Chemicals:

Mercury
Wooden Machinery
Dye
Coal
Coal Furnace
Animal Oil
Plant Oil
Mineral Oil
Oil Drill
Oil Refinery
Retort
Natural Gas
Natural Gas Bamboo Pipes
Cast Iron
Glazing

Mass Production:

Mass Produced Interchangeable Parts
Blast Furnace
Grindstone
Crank
Loom
Spinning Wheel
Noodle Extruder
Kneading Machine
Noodle Screw Press
Reeling Machine
Dyed Fabrics
Assembly Line
Animal Powered Mill
Water Mill
Water Scoop Mill
Barge Mill
Tide Mill
Vertical Axis Wind Mill
Post Mill
Tower Mill
Paper Mill
Hammer Mill
Gristmill
Hand Hulling Mill
Hand Gristmill
Edge Mill
Hulling Mill
Fulling Mill
Ore Mill
Bellow
Metal Mill
Finery Forge
Textile Mill
Sawmill
Stone Cutting Mill
Iron Mill
Forge Mill
Press Mill
Picture Mill
Printing Mill
Desalination Mill
Glass Mill
Mirror Mill
Bark Mill
Spoke Mill
Bobbin Mill
Carpet Mill
Slitting Mill
Rolling Mill
Stamp Mill
Needle Mill
Oil Mill
Tanning Mill
Hemp Mill
Cider Mill
Sugar Mill
Blade Mill
Pottery Mill
Malt Mill
Tool-Sharpening Mill
Cutting and Slitting Mill
Gunpowder Mill

Cooking Tools:

Wok
Makisu (Sushi Mat)
Hangiri (Sushi Rice Tub)
Kezuriki (Fish Meat Shaver)
Makiyakinabe (Japanese Omelette Pan)
Oroshigane (Spiked Grater)
Oshizushihako (Pressed Sushi Mold)
Shamoji (Rice Paddle)
Urokotori (Scale Remover)
Usu (Hammer and Large Pestle)
Zaru (Draining Basket)

Everyday Items:

Umbrella
Sunglasses

Hygiene:

Toothbrush
Toilet Paper
Ink Tooth Cleaner and Protective Coating

Mechanical Calculators:

Abacus
Napier's Bones
Pascaline

Mechanical Domestic Appliances:

Coal Clothes Iron
Weighted Swinging Fan

Land Transport:

Odometer
South-Pointing Chariot
Wheelbarrow
Rickshaw
Sailing Carriage
Hackney Carriage
Stagecoach
Omnibus
Wagon
Crank Powered Tricycle

Water Transport:

Ocean Going Multi-Masted Sail Powered Ship (Up to 7 Masts)
Bamboo Plaited Mat Sails
Mechanically Controlled Sail Battens
Adjustable Sail
Stabilizing Sails
Steering Sails
Oblique Rigging
Leeboard
Centerboard
Daggerboard
Rudder
Height Adjusting Mechanism for the Rudder
Fenestrated Rudder
Steering Wheel
Watertight Bulkhead
Limber Hole
Bilge
Square-Pallet Bilge Pump
Double Hull
Ship Crossbeams
Circular Toothed Anchor
Paddle Wheel
Animal Driven Paddle Wheel Ship
Magnetic Compass
Raised Relief Map
Sun Compass
Sail Tacking
The use of Ocean Gyres and Trade Winds to Aid Sea Transport
Astrolabe
Sea Chart
Globe

Air Transport:

Kite Glider

Aircraft (Unmanned Prototypes):

Flying Top

Armor and Fortification:

Lacquer Coated Armor
Chain Mail
Full Plate Armor
Armored Cavalry
Castles
Cannon Armed Bastion Fortresses

Weapons:

Bladed Pole (Guandao)
Long-Handled Saber (Podao)
Cavalry
Oar Powered Battleship
Ram
Hooks for Pinning Retreating Ships
Molten Iron Incendiary Pot
Ocean Going Multi-Masted Sail Powered Water Tanker Ship
Ocean Going Multi-Masted Sail Powered Battleship
Shield Armored Ship
Compound Steel Wave Blades
Armor Piercing Nodato
Armor Piercing Wakizashi
Armor Piercing Katana
Armor Piercing Naginata
Snorkel
Caltrops
Shuriken
Throwing Star
Baton
Mace
Flail
Broad Sword
Saber
Pike
Lance
Longbow
Reflex Bow
Crossbow
Repeating Crossbow
Triple-Bow Arcuballista
Windlass
Traction Trebuchet
Gravity Powered Trebuchet
Fire Jar
Fire Pot
Fire Stone
Pump Operated Flamethrower
Sail Powered Ironclad Battleship
Sail/Animal Driven Paddle Wheel Powered Ironclad Battleship
Gunpowder
Solid Rocket Fuel
Fire Gourd
Muzzle Loading Hand Cannon Gun
Wick Fired Muzzle Loading Cannon
Howitzer
Mortar
Mortar Turntable
Truck Carriage
Bomb Vessel
Gunport
Sail Powered Cannon Armed Battleship
Sail Powered Cannon Armed Ironclad Battleship
Oar Powered Submarine
Racebuilt Galleon
Cannon Catching Rope Net
Matchlock Firing Mechanism
Wheellock Firing Mechanism
Snaplock Firing Mechanism
Flintlock Firing Mechanism
Pistol
Musket
Blunderbuss
Arquebus
Breech-Loading Musket
Breech-Loading Swivel Gun
Volley Gun
Rotary Volley Gun
Fireship
Ship of the Line
Puckle Gun
Fire Dart
Superposed Load
Hand Mortar
Cannonball
Wick Ignited Explosive Shell
Grapeshot
Canister Shot
Case Shot
Scrapshot
Chain Shot
Carcass
Wick Ignited Hand Grenade
Smoke Bomb
Signal Flare
Coil Wick Ignited Landmine
Multiple Rocket Launcher
Solid Shot Rocket
Rocket-Bomb
Multi-Stage Rocket

Corrective Devices:

Cane
Crutches
Wheelchair
Glasses
Mechanical Hearing Aid
Peg Leg
Dial Operated Hand

Mathematics:

Pi
Long Division
Polynomials
Algebra
Calculus
Generalized Binomial Theorem
Root Function Approximation
Cubic Plane Curves

Scientific/Measuring Instruments:

Thermometer
Gunter's Chain
Gunter's Quadrant
Gunter's Scale
Slide Rule
Circular Slide Rule
Microscope
Spirit Level

Geography:

Cartography

Meteorology:

Water Cycle

Medicine:

Drugs
Antiseptics
Toxicology

Biology:

Anatomy
Cells
Microbes

Physics:

Pendulum
Galilean Relativity
The Laws of Motion
The Law of Gravity
The Law of Cooling
Prism
Newtonian Fluid
Hooke's Law (Harmonic Oscillator)
Formulas for Optimizing Gear Design

Astronomy:

Astronomical Observatory
Nova
Supernova
Comet
Meteor
Asteroid
Planet
Water-Powered Armillary Sphere
Lunar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
Heliocentricism
Elliptical Planetary Orbits
Oblate Spheroid Shape of Planets
1st Practical Reflecting Telescope

Last edited by Garr; 2020-09-10 at 07:35.
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Old 2020-10-17, 08:03   Link #2
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They finally made an anime about the conflict between industrial empires and primitive tribes called Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World. In this story the scientifically advanced Empire, which represents Japan, is at war with the primitive and superstitious Nebulis Sovereignty to the northeast which uses witches and magical creatures as its soldiers and represents the tribal societies in the northern and southern islands near the Imperial Japanese Mainland.

The story also has a historical parallel with the Russian Empire, founded by Ivan the Terrible in 1547, that conquered the large amounts of territory east of the Kievan Rus, in order to increase the territory of Russia. The Russians also possessed explosives, firearms, artillery and battleships, like the Japanese at this point in time, which were mass produced in thousands of industrial facilities throughout the Empire. With such great firepower, Ivan the Terrible subjugated the Kingdoms of Astrakhan, Kazan and Sibyr, and also the tribal societies further east of Russia. In one siege alone, the Russians battered an enemy city using 150 howitzer cannons.

Another interesting parallel would be between the Viking Empire, which possessed the same industrial level technology as Japan, and the tribal societies in North America that were conquered by the Empire.

The Viking Empire which was founded by Rurik, its 1st emperor, sent a fleet of battleships led by Erik the Red to conquer the island of Greenland, making it the 1st North American territory to fall under Caucasian control.

The Vikings introduced the following innovations to make their navy the most powerful in Europe at that time:

Tacking - the ability to sail into a headwind by moving an adjustable triangular sail back and forth to catch the wind and push it back, generating a propulsive force that moves the ship.

Sun Compass - a compass where heading is determined by the position of the shadow cast by the sun on a wooden cylinder placed in the center of a dial with lines on its edges enabling navigators to determine the degree of inclination to north, south, east, and west.

Shield Armored Ship - a ship with the sides of its hulls covered in large metal discs that act as a shield from enemy projectiles.

The synopsis:

Quote:
A great war has raged for years between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of the witches―until the youngest knight ever to receive the title of the Empire's strongest meets the princess of the rival nation. Though they are sworn enemies, the knight is taken by her beauty and dignity, and the princess is moved by his strength and way of life. Will the fighting between them ever be allowed to end?
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_La...of_a_New_World

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