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The Predicaments of Culture: War, Dictatorship and Modernity in Early Post-War West Germany and Japan

  • Sebastian Conrad
Part of the Mass Dictatorship in the 20th Century book series (MASSD)

Abstract

After defeat in 1945, both Germany and Japan witnessed fundamental transformations in the interpretation of their histories. The national past — in both countries — became a casualty of the lost war, the abdication of the fascist regimes, unconditional surrender, and the loss of the vast empires both nations had assembled. The need to come to terms with the recent past, felt urgently among critical intellectuals in both countries, was further underscored by the Allied occupation that called for a thorough repositioning of both nations vis-à-vis their histories.

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Japanese People French Revolution American Occupation German Historian Japanese History 
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