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Japan tried to expand into China and South Asia. It had no condition to attack Russia in the North at the same time.
In the title to your question you asked about what happens to countries that split up, but in the body of the question you ask also about countries that got united (or reunited) and specifically about Germany. Perhaps I can answer this part. After the second World War West Germany retained the old nationalist Deutschlandlied (“Deutschland, Deutschland über ...
When Bangladesh became a separate country from Pakistan (transforming from East Pakistan into Bangladesh) they adopted a Bengali song written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1905, called "Shonar Bangala" (Golden Bengal). Since one of the reasons for the aspiration of a new nation was the Bengali language itself, this seemed to be the right thing to do. However, ...
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