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  • Japanese State Of Mind And Perception
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    The East vs. The West: Racism The Asia / Pacific War proved to be a war that went far beyond that of defending the ideals of humanity or even trying to suppress or augment ones power by means of territory. This definitive outbreak and ongoing military rampage dove to the most critical and hateful ideals of our time: racism. Beliefs discerning the fundamental differences between the East vs. the West fueled a time and place of misconceptions, blind followings and mass race hatred. The stereotypes...
  • World War II
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    2 SEP 2002 THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WWI AND WWII The First World War and Second World War have many similarities as well as differences. The similarities are the obvious of engaging many nations to stop the threat of Germany in both wars. The main difference was the goal of what was being fought for. The Germans in the First World War were looking to gain control of the trade routes of the sea and a rivalry with England. The Second World War was a battle against the fascist party of the Nazi Germans...
  • Jung Sum And Sek Lung
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    Written By: Andrew Mar 1999 Wayson Choy's first novel The Jade Peony is a revealing tale of growing up in Vancouver's early Chinatown. It is told through the reminiscences of three children in a first generation immigrant family. This revelation of life in Canada is colorfully illustrated throughout the novel with more than a hint of traditional Chinese family values and beliefs. Not only is this a descriptive novel but also an entertaining one that is leavened by magic and ghosts, by the secret...
  • America's Unconditional Surrender Policy
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    Evaluate the wisdom of American insistence on the "Unconditional Surrender" of Japan. Introduction The United States of America is a warrior nation. To pretend otherwise ignores a national history colored in red blood and gun smoke. Despite this, the American national conscience seeks forever the moral high ground. This national need extends to America's ability to wage and sustain war. World War II was no exception. The Call to Arms came only after Japan's killing of unprepared men in Pearl Har...
  • Japanese People
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    Modern Asia Japanese Involvement in the War War changes people's lives; it changes the way people act, the way they think, and what they believe in. The people of Japan hold tradition and honor above everything else, this is something that did not change throughout the war. Though the world is changing right before the Japanese peoples' eyes, they keep honor and tradition locked into their minds as well as their hearts. Frank Gibney's statement, "There is no question that the Japanese people had...
  • Japanese Architecture After World War II
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    Effects of World War II on Japan World War II drastically affected the Japanese culture, economics, and politics. Japan is considered one of the most important and powerful countries in the modern world but this accomplishment has been reached by a lot of work and changes made in the Japanese society. During World War II the destruction of Japanese cities and the death of a lot of Japanese people caused them to change their in their system of politics and foreign policy. The changes made in Japa...
  • Japanese Americans In Concentration Camps
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    World War II and Beyond World War II started when Germany's new dictator, Hitler, arrived. He believed that pure Germans were a superior race. He allied with Italy and Japan forming the Axis powers. Meanwhile, Britain and France, the Allies, were fighting with the Axis powers. After Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, the United States Joined World War II. I feel that the United States should have gotten involved earlier in the War so that Britain and France would have a helping hand and fi...
  • End Of The War Hitler
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    War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it comes around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20th century alone we have already had two huge wars. These wars were call the World Wars simply because they involved most of the big countries of the world. Many people have died in these wars... especially the second World War. That is my focus for this essay. The leader of Germany at the time of WWII and the person who most think started WWII was man n...
  • War On Japan
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    WORLD WAR TWO The second world was is the ugliest brutally violent emotionally damaging war ever. Through out this term paper I will use various references to inform you about how the United States wanted to stay out of the dangers of war with powerful ruthless countries. How Americans battled through many conflicts and various attacks, and finally builds up to the mighty United States of America becoming a huge world power. The war came about because of the depression. The world powers were str...
  • Japanese Occupation In South East Asia
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    Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Background Pg. 3 Thesis Pg. 3 Research questions Pg. 3 Rationale Pg. 3 Methodology Pg. 4 Chapter 2: Literature Review Pg. 5 Primary sources Pg. 5 Secondary sources Pg. 6 Chapter 3: Research Methodology Pg. 8 Procedure Pg. 8 Types of sources Pg. 8 Compiling and presenting the data Pg. 8 Chapter 4: Results and findings Pg. 10 Background information Pg. 10 Conflict between Japan and United States Pg. 11 The Japanese Oc...
  • Japanese Atrocities In China
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    The Rape of Nanking The more one tries to accurately understand the general events of a vast subject, like the second world war, the further one must back up from individual incidences and focus on a larger picture. The acts of depravity committed by soldiers during war do not give a complete understanding of the origins of any war. The Rape of Nanking is a picture of one aspect of the Japanese occupation of Northern China which depicts the horrors of war. Iris Chang is not trying to give a comp...
  • Japanese Propaganda And War Atrocities
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    A Review on John W. Dower's War Without Mercy The powerful images of race during the Pacific War between two powerful foes, the United States and Japan, dominates the war propaganda of both nations during and after World War II that generated deep hatred, espousing stereotypes which still resonate today. John Dower asserts the significance of playing the race card and the level of success and failure attained by the U.S. and Japan in his work, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War...
  • Of The Japanese People In America
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    World War II was a devastating time for Americans and countries around the world. There is so much that went into the war and so many aspects that are deeper than the war itself. Often left out of conversation and partly in remembrance of this particular occurrence include an unparalleled feat of patriotism and bravery during the war. There were many events during the war that would alter history forever. This was the first time that women were given a chance to be apart of a war. This was the f...
  • Stories Of Japanese Soldiers
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    They had volunteered to kill themselves in the belief that they would be the famous frontline of an avenging force. Now the Kamikazes had struck the first blows and indefinite delays were being declared, causing the men to feel that their lives were to be squandered. And on the battlefields knowing their deaths were near, the Japanese waited for American soldiers to find their dugouts so they could kill as many Americans before their own deaths. Lack of presidential skills, bad relations with th...
  • The Divine Wind Hart And Mitsy Relationship
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    The Divine Wind Shows That the Casualties of War can be felt at Home 'In the final weeks of 1941, when I was adrift in life and my sister was missing in a war zone... ' the war was happened in Broome, small town in North-West Australia on 1939. It was World War II. Japanese was invading Australia at the time. The war has affected people in Broome, especially to Hart and Mitsy's family and also brings many casualties that can be felt at home. War has changed everything. It changed the way peoples...

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