The Road to the Fifteen Years War (1931–1945)


The establishment of Manchukuo, its prosperity and its collapse happened from the 1930s to the 1940s. At that time, the potential problems which the government of the Meiji period had happened to take onto itself and which had continued to be skillfully contained finally became actual. In the middle of the nineteenth century, Japan put an end to the Edo period which was the time of the Samurai and started to walk on the road to a modern state. Because of this circumstance, I have to begin this chapter with the Meiji restoration.


Military Affair Meiji Period Yasukuni Shrine Supreme Command Dead Horse 
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