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accepted Why did the British “Indian” army come disproportionately from particular regions?
Jun
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reviewed Looks OK What was the ratio of German to Soviet losses on eastern front during different stages of the war?
Jun
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comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
@Oldcat: Japan started the war (against China) in 1937, if not 1931. America entered the war against Japan, Germany, and Italy within days of each other. Japan lasted two years longer than Italy at the back end, and three years longer at the front end, five years in all.
Jun
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comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
@MarkC.Wallace: In the (revised) question, Italy surrendered two years before Japan, and Japan's deployed forces came within "shouting distance" of Britain's, rather than being "one fourth." Thanks for any more help you can provide.
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comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
@StuartAllan: You make a good point. If we can re-open the question, perhaps you would like to convert your comment into an answer.
Jun
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comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
I would say that Japan outperformed even the figures that you linked. But only to an extent that can be explained by "overachieving." The other interpretation, while extant, isn't plausible.
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comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
I have narrowed and clarified the question to should we accept the linked GDP figures or are there others that more nearly explain Japan's contribution to the war. I wonder if the question can be reopened in its current form.
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comment Did Japan make a contribution to World War II way out of proportion to its estimated relative GDP?
@twosheds: Kudos to you for finding an alternate, correct source of figures.
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Jun
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comment Why did the British “Indian” army come disproportionately from particular regions?
@MarkC.Wallace: Because about half or so of the 14 (Indian) Army was really made up of non Indians. Of the 13 divisions, something like the equivalent of four were Gurkha, two were Punjab, and the remaining one half Indian, "other. Five full divisions, and parts of the eight others were non-Indian.
Jun
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asked Why did the British “Indian” army come disproportionately from particular regions?
Jun
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comment Which of the participant states was benefited in the long run by the Congress of Vienna?
@taninamdar: A state that discourages change, that doesn't allow the "rocking of the boat."
Jun
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answered Which of the participant states was benefited in the long run by the Congress of Vienna?
Jun
19
answered The Needham Question: What stunted China's technological and proto-scientific advancement?