WWII - Ideologies of the War 1 To purge the Angro-American...

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Japan’s World War II (1941-1945) Ideologies of the War: 1) To purge the Angro-American liberalism, individualism, pluralism, democracy 2) “Overcoming modernity” “Overcoming the West” 3) To sustain the national unity (by the concept of “the National Polity) and uniqueness of the Japanese spirit through expansion of the Empire Symbolically and theatrically enacted by the Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, known as kamikaze tokkōtai . Monumental Occurrences during the War: 1) Japan’s attack of the U.S. fleets at the Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) 2) The atomic bombs were dropped by the U.S. (August 6 in Hiroshima, August 9 in Nagasaki, 1945) 3) The Potsdam Proclamation was accepted by Japan; the unconditional surrender (August 15, 1945) 4) Emperor Hirohito renounces his deity ( ningen sengen ) (January 1, 1946) Japan’s World War II (1941-1945)
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Unformatted text preview: Ideologies of the War: 1) To purge the Angro-American liberalism, individualism, pluralism, democracy 2) “Overcoming modernity” “Overcoming the West” 3) To sustain the national unity (by the concept of “the National Polity) and uniqueness of the Japanese spirit through expansion of the Empire Symbolically and theatrically enacted by the Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, known as kamikaze tokkōtai . Monumental Occurrences during the War: 1) Japan’s attack of the U.S. fleets at the Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) 2) The atomic bombs were dropped by the U.S. (August 6 in Hiroshima, August 9 in Nagasaki, 1945) 3) The Potsdam Proclamation was accepted by Japan; the unconditional surrender (August 15, 1945) 4) Emperor Hirohito renounces his deity ( ningen sengen ) (January 1, 1946)...
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