HIST 3760 Lecture : HIST 3760 Politics and Japan (Post WWII).doc

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Japan"s role in the war made radical changes. In recorded history, there was no occasion where japan was wiped out or surrendered. At the time after the war, they had no recorded history of any loss. They have never been completely defeated and/or occupied: not just the defeat itself but also the nature of that defeat that was, the country was literally bombed back to the stone age unprecedented in history. Idea for japan was to seize areas that contained oils and resources and defend crucial areas against us counter attack: they were planning to exploit the resources and the land in new areas in. Japanese hoped that by bombing pearl habour they could get the us to think of unconditional settlement, but the us took it as an insult: conservative politicians and court officials were afraid of communist revolution in.

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