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The Way of the Heavenly Sword: The Japanese Army in the 1920's

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This text examines the history of the Japanese army in the 1920s. In this decade, the 'Meija military system' disintegrated and was replaced by a new 'Imperial Army System'. The Japanese victory over Russia in 1905 had changed the direction of Japanese military thought from almost total dependence on western rational military thinking to a more traditional reliance on ...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Stanford University Press
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This book makes it a lot easier to understand how the Japanese army got out of control in the 1930's, which in turn led to Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War.
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