South East Asian Command (SEAC) was the main commanding office for Britain, America and India. SEAC had three offensive plans- Plan X, Y and Z. Plan X involved the NCAC and the British 14th army along with XV corps, went on to capture the Ledo road in aims to deliver resources to the Chinese army, who were fighting alongside the Allies. PLan Y which was under the direction of the 14th army- were to capture the Mandalay, across the Chindwin river. PLan Z which then proceeded into Operation Dracula, was to isolate the communication between Japanese troop at the Burma front, in hopes of causing mishap and eventually causing the Japanese to retreat.
Meaning people were starving, having limited education, not being able to make money to support their families and their could be no uprise without the fear of being murdered. Without stories like that of Nyein Bulson, no one would take heed to the turmoil the people of Burma have suffered through. The government in Burma is so corrupt and the people there have had to suffer all these years. It is no surprise to anyone, what the British and other European powers had done to Southeast Asia, but it’s not widely known that even after European colonization Burma was still suffering intra-community issues. Being under total government control one minute, and not having a steady government the next must have really been challenging to the people of Burma.
Commodore Matthew C. Perry had quickly opened up trade with Japan on March 31, 1854, when the Japanese realized that they could not compete with America’s tech and weaponry (Expansion in the Pacific, Perry Opens Japan, 12/12/17). Another example of the U.S. using its military to control was, again, just after the Spanish-American War in Cuba. When the U.S. set up a government to help rebuild Cuba, they backed up the government with the U.S. military. This most likely meant that the Cubans had to follow the law, or else the military would step in (Information About U.S. Foreign Policy on Cuba, 12/6/17). Others might say that the U.S. using its military was needed to open up Japan and that the military government was there only to help fix Cuba.
Japan endured several shocking transformations from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Before the 19th century, this Nation was politically divided between many military leaders; the most powerful warlord, the shogun, ruled Japan almost as a dictator. People were also divided by hierarchical classes and contact was severely limited with the outside world by these authoritarian rulers. Japan was seen as an isolated country that engaged in diplomatic arrangements with very few country neighbors. As these domestic problems started flourishing even further, foreign American ships began to arrive in Japanese docks, demanding the opening of their ports.
One of the main similarities between the two is the reason that such horrific events were carried out, and that is because of racist notions and the attempt to eradicate a race. Hitler believed that the Jews, along with many other groups including gays and gypsys, were inferior to the Aryan race, and this is exactly how the Japanese felt about the Chinese. When carrying out the mass murders both the Nazis and Japanese soliders used relocation of the victims. However, the Nazis moved their victims to concertration and/or death camps while the Japanese would move them to the outskirts of the city and perform mass
The League of Nation dispatched the group of people, called Lytton Commission to Manchuria, in an attempt to determine the causes of the Manchurian incident, which led to the Japan’s seizure of Manchuria. According to Lytton Report, the foundation of Manchukuo is illegal, and the League of Nations did not accept the Japan’s behavior. The League of Nations ordered Japan to give the Manchurian back to China, all Japanese army to withdraw from China etc., and Japan officially left the League. Japan is isolated from the world since then, and Japan then attacked the rest of China in 1937. The isolated Japan then got together with Germany, and in 1940, Japan joins hands with the Italy, both of whom aiming for fascism.
And since cold war had already began, letting such action slide by could be interpreted as a weakness of United States. The UN also sanctioned the war against North Korea because of the lack of Russian presence in the UNSC. However by the time all of this transpired, The PRK Forces has already cornered ROK Forces to Pusan in the south of the peninsula. Due to the military brilliance of the General McArthur the tide turned against the PRK forces and the ROK/UN/US forces regained control of the south and further started taking control of territories to the north including Pyongyang. The Chinese, seeing this as a threat, indirectly joined the war through an army of volunteers.
The country became more aggressive, many people started blaming the government for Japan`s economic crisis. People lost faith in the government causing them to start listening to more attractive ideas such as military strength; the military full of nationalistic pride, came up with the idea that the only way of Japan to have access to raw material was to expand its territories. As a result, in the same year, Japanese Army officers seized the resource-rich region of Manchuria in the north of China, and even though the Government did not approve this mission, the Army went ahead anyway; and within a year, Japan controlled Manchuria. When invaded Manchuria, Japan violated the treaty signed in the Washington Naval Conference; as a consequence, members of the League of Nations decided that Japan committed and illegal act. Furthermore, Japan left the League with the feeling they were treated unfairly.
The increasing of public posturing into the on-going disputes is making up by the fearing of losing the national pride and the competing position as an Asian power. Numberless accident, confrontation and demonstrations have cropped up in the midst of disputes between country involvements since the claimed brought. For instance in Japan, Lee (n.d) stated the two Taiwanese boats were carried the Taiwanese athletes, reporters and the television crew to the Senkaku Islands to place an Olympic torch in October 1990 but it was prevented by Japanese Maritime Defences Forces (p.8). Followed by 1996, the unofficial activist groups among teenage have taken a lead in asserting their respective claims. It was explained by Robert & Bradford (n.d) that the event is concealed by the Japanese Youth Federation as they had built a small unofficial navigational beacon on the Senkaku Islands (p.2).
This was their land for which they were fighting. This was their third ruler. They were ready for their independence and they were going to let the captor know just how serious they were. These guerrillas were notably different than other rebels from other wars. “The ferocity of the national resistance to the Japanese invaders,” is something to behold and grant credit.68 In The Case of General Yamashita, by A. Frank Reel, General Akira Muto, it reportedly uses these words when talking about the Filipino resistance, “In all other colonial areas occupied by the Japanese during the war the conquerors found the native populations to be acquiescent if not cooperative.