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Japan had "The East Asia co-prosperity zone" unlike the 3rd Reich which really did believe in all that Aryan Supremo stuff. I've travelled throughout East Asia but not Japan. I'm talking "hippie travel" too not 5 star hotels or Government employ and lived there for 6 months. The History is taught the way it is I think because this was truly an "honest War" ...


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This remains even today a Battle very much shrouded in mystery...and it's not for lack of Historians digging into the archives. The only substantive reading on the Battle that I have read is that there were 3 Russian Commanders including Zhukov with one of the other two being executed. According to most historical accounts this was the first attempt by the ...


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The other answers are fantastic, but one more one important point: The perception that the "the USSR was very weak". This perception could be the result of anti-Russian and anti-Soviet propaganda, and is not well grounded in a factual analysis. Stereotypes about Russian bureaucracy and culture are widely present in historical English language media. ...


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Japan thought highly of its hypergrowth as "stable and unstoppable." One major reason was because it was directed from the top, by the "government," specifically the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI) that told major corporations what to produce, and how to price it (low, to penetrate foreign export markets). This actually led to the illegal trade ...


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Again...as a State of War EXISTED (emphasis mine) between the United States and Japan any declarations of War against or alliance with the United States after this date cannot be considered lightly as the USA was...after December 7th, 1941...under no obligation to declare War on ANYONE (again, emphasis mine.) In "diplomatic terms" that meant KILLING ANYONE ...


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So I think what is most critical in understanding December 7th, 1941 is that Japan itself did NOT declare War on the United States but instead did knowingly launch a "sneak attack" on the US Navy and Army Air Forces on that day. There are those even at the time that the whole thing was a "contrivance" created by the Roosevelt Administration but the fact ...


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To take out Poland, Hitler linked with the country on the other side of it and thus sandwich attacked his target. He declared war on USA because he thought Japan would then attack Russia, enabling him to repeat his previous successful tactic.



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