Japan 2 Bad blood of war o 1895 Japan invades Korea Take over Taiwan o 1895-1945 Korea is in essence a slave state Population put to work Japanese destroys Korean culture o 1900 Japan helps suppress Chinese Boxer Rebellion o 1937 Japan is equipped to take over china o 1937-1945 Japan invades and occupies China Absolutely horrific and destructive for the Chinese o 1937 Rape of nanking Japanese troops killed everyone They kept everyone in control by killing everyone Chinese still remember this day 200k-250k civilians dead in 6 week period o Japanese war crimes throughout in Chinese cities Japanese poisoned their water Dropped rats into the towns to kill them 20 million total Chinese dead 300 billion dollars in damages o Nazi Killed 6 million Jews o 20-25 million dead Chinese civilians o Asian animosity towards japan because of this era o Passed down to younger generations o Japanese white wash Textbooks Go over the Japanese imperial phase o Yasukuni Shrine Cemetary Like Arlington cemetary in texas A lot of soldiers and leaders dead there Pay respect to people who slaughtered their people People see it as chancellor of Germany going to pay respect to hitler o Germany has gone over the top after what hitler did Now apart of the EU Has been forgiven o Japan has not done this, they are not forgiven o 1941
Japan attacks pearl harbor Pulls US into WW2 o 1942 Bataan Death March Occurred in the phillipins Japanese invaded and US defended the philliopnes Japaanese weren’t cared about their POW Don’t care about war crimes Effort to take POW and march them to death Japan take it to a level where they cause so much rage All of these things made their way back to US press Caused raged in the US People were mortified and pissed Absolute US retaliation US destroys Japan o Japan firebombed their islands to the ground Most major cities burned to the ground Nothing left but rubble o End of WW2 ended by drop of atomic bombs o Tremendous animosity against Japan o Absolute complete destruction at conclusion after WW2 It was flattened there was nothing left Japan most western eastern state o End of WW2 they’re in ruin o Post war miracle Formation of modern state of japan part 2 Have a blank slate to rewrite their country o General Douglass MacArthur
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- Spring '08
- World War II, japan, Japanese war crimes