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  •  Lets not forget the Japanese holocaust (14+ / 0-)

    The Japanese allies of thee Nazis were running a just as devastating holocaust against their neighbors except this This holocaust included all the work and murder camps, forced slave labor, forced rape in brothels, murder of civilians. and every other outrage the NAzis pulled.
    went on a lot longer than the European Holocaust.

    You NEED to know this to put the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in tru context. This Holocaust was going on full blast the day they dropped the bombs and in some cases afterwards.
    the world needs o understand that the Japanese running a holocaust in EVERY country they invaded, that was every bit as despicable, brutal and murderous as their NAzi allies.
    The atomic bombs brought all this to a crashing halt, the only thing that could have.
    wiki:

    Historians and governments of some countries hold Japanese military forces, namely the Imperial Japanese Army, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Imperial Japanese family, especially Emperor Hirohito, responsible for killings and other crimes committed against millions of civilians and prisoners of war.[4][5][6][7][8] Some Japanese soldiers have admitted to committing these crimes.
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    e Japanese military during the 1930s and 1940s is often compared to the military of Nazi Germany during 1933–45 because of the sheer scale of suffering. Much of the controversy regarding Japan's role in World War II revolves around the death rates of prisoners of war and civilians under Japanese occupation. The historian Chalmers Johnson has written that:
     "It may be pointless to try to establish which World War Two Axis aggressor, Germany or Japan, was the more brutal to the peoples it victimised. The Germans killed six million Jews and 20 million Russians (i.e. Soviet citizens); the Japanese slaughtered as many as 30 million Filipinos, Malays, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Indonesians and Burmese, at least 23 million of them ethnic Chinese. Both nations looted the countries they conquered on a monumental scale, though Japan plundered more, over a longer period, than the Nazis. Both conquerors enslaved millions and exploited them as forced labourers—and, in the case of the Japanese, as (forced) prostitutes for front-line troops. If you were a Nazi prisoner of war from Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand or Canada (but not the Soviet Union) you faced a 4% chance of not surviving the war; (by comparison) the death rate for Allied POWs held by the Japanese was nearly 30%."[31]
    R. J. Rummel, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, states that between 1937 and 1945, the Japanese military murdered from nearly 3,000,000 to over 10,000,000 people, most likely 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos and Indochinese, among others, including Western prisoners of war. "This democide was due to a morally bankrupt political and military strategy, military expediency and custom, and national culture."[36] According to Rummel, in China alone, during 1937–45, approximately 3.9 million Chinese were killed, mostly civilians, as a direct result of the Japanese operations and 10.2 million in the course of the war.[37] The most infamous incident during this period was the Nanking Massacre of 1937–38, when, according to the findings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, the Japanese Army massacred as many as 300,000 civilians and prisoners of war, although the accepted figure is somewhere in the hundreds of thousands

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 03:50:28 PM PST

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