For centuries, Japan had been plunged into a bloody period of civil war and strife. While China enjoyed many long periods of peace and stability, Japan was torn apart into small territories ruled by local Daimyos. These Daimyos ruled their lands with absolute authority.
This strife in Japan made life difficult, and greatly slowed down their evolution as a nation.
And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
In 1789, Morocco became the first country to recognize the United States.