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Japan on the eve of WWII   [Copy link] 中文

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Senjuro Hayashi (R1) discusses military action with fellow officers. Senjuro, who later replaced Koki Hirota as Japanese prime minister, was the general who crossed the Chinese border in the Manchurian Incident. [Photo/Sina]

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Senjuro Hayashi poses for photos in 1937. Hayashi, characterized by his moustache, was an hardliner and a stubborn right-winger in the military. [Photo/Sina]



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Senjuro Hayashi and Sogo Shinji, director of the South Manchuria Railway, in a talk in 1937. Aware of his own incompetence, Hayashi invited Shinji to form a cabinet together. But Shinji chose to quit the alliance because of his fierce opposition to Seishiro Itagaki as War Minister.[Photo/Sina]

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Female students in Osaka receive training in operating machine guns in February, 1937. The Senjuro Hayashi administration accelerated Japan's transition to a militarist country. [Photo/Sina]

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New conscripts wearing ribbons with militarist slogans report for duty in July, 1937. Many workers were forced to put on military uniforms and were sent to battlefields. The Marco Polo Bridge Incident in July, 1937 marked the start of Japan’s full-scale invation of China. Ordinary people did not perceive that their country was brought to the cliff edge until eight years later. [Photo/Sina]

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Many moderates including Emperor Hirohito were trump by the military factions who saw war as a means for economic survival of Japan at that time. Thank you Sunnylin01 for your picto history.

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Nice pictures, but you must move on from World War two
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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