World War 2
Japan in WW2

What was Militarism like in Japan during World War 2?



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Some of the best information I have found, I found in James Bradley's "FLYBOYS". The first 77 pages discuss the measures the Japanese military went to to de-sensitize their soldiers. They invaded China- village after village, town after town, they raped, pillaged and plundered. They were, after all, from the land of the Rising Sun. They felt that because the sun rose and set on their homeland, they were second only to GOD(S). Much of their past, their culture was distorted in the name of honor. The kamikaze was simply the wave patterns surrounding the island of Japan which protected it from invaders, until WWII. Then the military leaders distorted that honor based history requiring their soldiers to give their lives in honor of their father, their homeland and their emporer.