Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

From a Wikipedia background note to its entry on the 1942 Battle of the Solomons --
In the words of the Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet Secret Order Number One, dated November 1, 1941 [five weeks before Pearl Harbor], the goals of the initial Japanese campaigns in the impending war were to, "(eject) British and American strength from the Netherlands Indies and the Philippines, (and) to establish a policy of autonomous self-sufficiency and economic independence."

Which is to say the purpose of the War in the Pacific was to free Japan from globalization.

No comments:

Post a Comment