War In The Pacific – 1941-44

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War In The Pacific – 1941-44 Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Imperial Japan in 6-7 months from December 1941-May 42, conducted the most successful campaign of operational conquest in human history Conquered most of the world in the shortest amount of time In that short period, Japan conquered the Philippines, Singapore, China, etc At the same time of this territorial capture, the Japanese warlords were committing the greatest strategic mistakes history has ever seen 1937-1945 = imperial Japan proceeded to wage war against the most populous nation (Chinese), against the British Empire, the American Economy, and the Red Army of the Soviet Union At the same time stunning operations are being carried out, strategic mistakes are piling up There were massive human consequences because of these Japanese decisions Imperial Japan killed more people than Nazi Germany There was a vibrant Japanese democracy stacked with courageous politicians They fell victim to a triangular pressure that pushed Japan towards this reckless behavior First, there was tolerated insubordination Junior officers who claimed to be motivated by patriotism, all acts of subordination were forgiven
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