Identify the goals of the occupation of Japan and the principal reforms SCAP implemented to achieve

Identify the goals of the occupation of Japan and the principal reforms SCAP implemented to achieve

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Identify the goals of the occupation of Japan and the principal reforms SCAP implemented to achieve those, and then give your view on whether ethis experiment in rebuilding the country was a success or failure and why. Be sure to include a look at the war crimes trials and the validity of the claim that they were a case of “victor’s justice” Japan’s surrender on August 15, 1945 brought WWII to a close. The first US forces landed in Japan September 1945. The first step the U.S. took during their allied occupation was to appoint General Douglas MacCarther as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers. This allied occupation was entirely American ran. With that in mind, America had several goals which they wanted to accomplish. After witnessing the aggressiveness of Japanese warfare, the number one priority for the U.S. occupation was to demilitarize Japan. They also wanted to establish democracy and individual liberties to promote domestic peace. The success of these reforms can be measured to this day, Japan
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course HS HS 1710 taught by Professor Hdl during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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Identify the goals of the occupation of Japan and the principal reforms SCAP implemented to achieve

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