EASC dis 11.10.09

EASC dis 11.10.09 - East Asian Societies Discussion General...

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East Asian Societies Discussion November 10, 2009 General Douglass McArthur o Credit for defeating Japan o He became the SCAP after WWII Supreme commander of allied powers He is responsible for reconstructing Japan economically and Politically Demilitarization and democratization- there were his plans o He also became the commander of the UN force for the Korean War He threatened to use nuclear power against China Because of his personal ideas he was sacked by President Truman Diet: o The parliament The Purge- o Politician and business men and military men were excluded from participating in politics The Second Purge- o Communists and leftists o The ruling party in American is not really happy because they say that McArthur is encouraging communism in Japan o This is also called the Red Purge or the starting of Reverse Course o McArthur finally stopped all the strikes from the working class Zaibatsu: o A great family owner company o At first they break it down because they say that it is a sign of Japan’s
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