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Questions related to aspects of World War II (1939-1945 AD). An international conflict whose major participants were the fascist countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan engaged against the allied nations of the UK, France, China, the USSR, and the USA. The conflict began with the German invasion of Poland and formally ended with the American victory over Japan.

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"Creating a battle plan that depends on the enemy's cooperation is a beginner's mistake." They did not have any shortage of such mistakes. They fought Midway with the expectation that the US carrier …
answered Aug 21 '15 by setobot5000
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Let's just leave the Emperor out of this question. Some say he's a figurehead, some say he has significant responsibility, this isn't worth debating for the scope of this question. Was the Japanese-G …
answered Oct 28 '15 by setobot5000
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Alfred Thayer Mahan's doctrine pretty much dictated that the United States will be fighting alongside the British, who were the other naval superpower, rather than Germany which was a land power. Jap …
answered May 2 '14 by setobot5000
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Not Nazism, but I would point you to a man called Jakob Meckel, who was the founding instructor of the Japanese Army War College. Literally all of the Japanese Army high command then was his student, …
answered Aug 21 '15 by setobot5000
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It boils down to Sea Power, or rather, Germany and Russia's lack of it. Germany and Russia are both Land powers. They tried to establish sea power, but their navies got destroyed. (Germany in WWI, Ru …
answered May 2 '14 by setobot5000