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Why did the Japanese want to conquer Southeast Asia during World War 2?
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What is the reason why the Japanese tried to conquer the Philippines during World War 2?
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What was one of the major countries the Japanese were unable to conquer during World War 2?
How did World War 2 play a role in the eventual decolonization of Southeast Asia?
During World War II, Japanese controlled much of Southeast Asia from European nations. When the Japanese ruled the area, it showed them that Europeans were far from invincible. When the war ended, the Japanese left Southeast Asia. Europeans then wanted the land back. But many of the people of Southeast Asia did not want to live under the Europeans any longer. Southeast Asia eventually won independence and new nations were formed.