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Posted 7/10/15 , edited 7/10/15

shinblade wrote:

Can I start shouting "hail Zeon" now, or do I have to wait for the Red Comet to arrive?




She has arrived.



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jackrabbit92 wrote:

They haven't been on really good terms since WW2, but that was years ago and I don't know why they don't get along.


Because Japan never apologized and tries to downplay their war crimes. Oh, and also the islands.


Or you know...asian countries don't really like each other in general lol. Been that way for a long time.
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>Japanese Military
Nah China you aint got nothing to fear.

US military backing is the true military strength behind Japan.


The US is only allied to Japan, that doesn't mean they're backing them. If China went to war whit Japan then I highly doubt the US would go to war whit them. As of right now Japan have a contract whit the US that doesn't allow it to have a military outside it's self defense force and I'm well aware of the fact that Japan have in recent years tried to break that contract.
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Awesome image!

Edit: I forgot *clears throat* Hail Zeon, Hail Zeon!!!
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There's a long history of bad blood between China, Korea, and Japan. WWII was just the latest part of it. Japan's forays into Revisionism doesn't help.


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megahobbit wrote:

>Japanese Military
Nah China you aint got nothing to fear.

US military backing is the true military strength behind Japan.


The US is only allied to Japan, that doesn't mean they're backing them. If China went to war whit Japan then I highly doubt the US would go to war whit them. As of right now Japan have a contract whit the US that doesn't allow it to have a military outside it's self defense force and I'm well aware of the fact that Japan have in recent years tried to break that contract.
...What exactly do you think 'Allied' means? If China attacks Japan, then yes. We WOULD go to war with China. That's the entire point of being allies. Also, it's not a contract, it's written into their constitution, the foundation of their government.

Posted 7/10/15
I don't envy japan with it's close proximity to N.Korea.
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Just think of it as the Chinese version of Fox news.
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

>Japanese Military
Nah China you aint got nothing to fear.

US military backing is the true military strength behind Japan.


The US is only allied to Japan, that doesn't mean they're backing them. If China went to war whit Japan then I highly doubt the US would go to war whit them. As of right now Japan have a contract whit the US that doesn't allow it to have a military outside it's self defense force and I'm well aware of the fact that Japan have in recent years tried to break that contract.


Japan has been able to break that treaty since 1970, but their government has kept those restrictions self-imposed out of fear of a return to Imperialism. Okinawa has been the most vocal source of opposition over the years because they have to deal with the US servicemen, but the rest of the country has by and large supported it.

It's actually simple to back out of it. Either the US or Japan has to express that they wish to do so, and then it will end within a year.
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jackrabbit92 wrote:

They haven't been on really good terms since WW2, but that was years ago and I don't know why they don't get along.


Well, the Japanese government hasn't really acknowledged or apologized for the war crimes committed on Chinese soil during the war. Let's face it, if some guy came up to you, broke into your house, beat you up, and later said it didn't happen, you wouldn't be happy about it either. China wants a written apology as well, but there are factions in the Japanese government that claim said war crimes never happened. It's like how you never read about American war crimes because back then we were supposed to be the "good guys". During the war, the Japanese leadership felt that they were the classic underdogs in a David versus Goliath fight against the evil Western Powers (The same plot that makes up any Hollywood action, fantasy, or dystopian future movie). Although, to be fair, everyone in the war felt like that. Also note that back then, it really was a matter of "my race is better than yours" worldwide and some people wanted to try and prove they're right, a sentiment that still exists today to the disgust of many like myself.

Sheesh. Even I'm getting confused here. And getting off-track.

I'm not going to explain any further, mainly because it's a lot of information and I'll bet that I'm not the one here who doesn't want to get into international politics and history spanning possibly centuries.
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I know Japan didn't wasn't the good guys in WW2, but America wasn't the all heroes either.
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jackrabbit92 wrote:

I know Japan didn't wasn't the good guys in WW2, but America wasn't the all heroes either.


Weeabo senses tingling.

Sure, all Allied "good guys" did horrible things to...but Japan was just on a whole new level of hell. Rape of Nanking? First-to-kill-100 contest? Raping babies with swords? Burma Death March?

Even the Germans were horrified - and they were "allies"! John Rabe for instance, anyone?
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TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

>Japanese Military
Nah China you aint got nothing to fear.

US military backing is the true military strength behind Japan.


The US is only allied to Japan, that doesn't mean they're backing them. If China went to war whit Japan then I highly doubt the US would go to war whit them. As of right now Japan have a contract whit the US that doesn't allow it to have a military outside it's self defense force and I'm well aware of the fact that Japan have in recent years tried to break that contract.


If China invades Japan US will back them up no if ands or buts. Same thing if China tried to invade South Korea or any other Asian country with close ties to the US.

Same would happen if the US would try to invade North Korea China would come in and defend them. The alliances over there are wound up in a way no one will invade each other for fear of a bigger force.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:


jackrabbit92 wrote:

They haven't been on really good terms since WW2, but that was years ago and I don't know why they don't get along.


Because Japan never apologized and tries to downplay their war crimes. Oh, and also the islands.


You don't apologize to communists, what are you a commy?

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The Japanese did weird experiments, I know. I'm not sure what to believe anymore. lmao Learn last week that Hitler was in love with a Jewish girl before he turned 18, but they never married. Scholars knew he knew she was Jewish through letters of what he wrote to her. I thought he hated Jews? American soldiers took back pieces of flesh of Japanese flesh as war trophies. American soldiers even took a picture of a Japanese soldier with his head cut off. Gross right? Our government had cover stuff up too and doesn't want to admit it.
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teallerina wrote:


jackrabbit92 wrote:

I know Japan didn't wasn't the good guys in WW2, but America wasn't the all heroes either.


Weeabo senses tingling.

Sure, all Allied "good guys" did horrible things to...but Japan was just on a whole new level of hell. Rape of Nanking? First-to-kill-100 contest? Raping babies with swords? Burma Death March?

Even the Germans were horrified - and they were "allies"! John Rabe for instance, anyone?


I think you're referring to the Bataan Death March. I don't blame you, Japan did a lot of stuff in both the Philippines and Thailand. But yeah, Japan did a lot of fucked up stuff in the war. A lot of Asian countries still don't forgive them for it, even today. Except for the Philippines. International relations between those two countries healed pretty fast, despite what happened to the Filipinos in the war.
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