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According to this source (pp/ 13-15), Japan relied somewhat on small pig iron plants for "local" operations. In 1943, some 111, 000 tons of iron ore were produced in such plants, of which about 30,000 tons each were produced in Japan, Manchuria/North Chna, and Korea. Much smaller amounts were produced in Formosa, and centralChina. (This was a small ...


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Most of experienced Japanese troops, that had been used to do the bright land conquests of 1942, were destroyed in shipping in South Pacific (5th division) or were stuck in the battle of Burma until destruction by combined British, American and Chinese forces. However, a lot of Japanese troops stayed in China for most of the war, even if they were mostly ...


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Yes, the Japanese garrison could have fed itself because this is enough square miles to feed such a number of troops. However, this does not change at all the issue of the war: New Britain offered no facilities for the development of ammunition nor military material, so the Japanese garrison in New Britain would have still been blockaded and bombed by the US ...


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