Reason's For Japan's Aggression

During the twentieth century, Japan has been in an almost constant state of aggression against her neighbors. While some would say this aggression was initiated in reaction to western bullying and imperialism, this is false. Instead, Japan's aggression can be attributed to its feeling of superiority to other nations and to its lack of natural resources. During this period of unjustified aggression, Japan committed horrible war crimes against its enemies. An example is the horrible atrocities committed in POW camps or the gutless and coward-like barbarity of such events as the Death March of Bataan. In response to Japan's wrongful assaults and brutalities, Western powers dealt justly ...

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incentive for Japanese aggression is the mentality of the Japanese people, passed down from their ancestors. The Japanese have believed themselves to be superior to all other races, and that all whites will eventually serve Japanese masters. This aura of superiority inspired the Japanese to take over its "inferior and barbaric" neighbors. Japanese animosity towards its surrounding countries should not be credited to Western imperialism, but only to its own internal problems.
Did Japan commit war crimes and break international rules against its enemies? Yes, Japan undeniably, committed horrible war crimes repeatedly and unabashedly. Among these crimes are the uses of forced labor, civilian extermination, and monstrous cruelty shown towards POWs. Horrible atrocities, including biological warfare, were committed in China for no justifiable reason. The Japanese heartlessly murdered thousands of Chinese civilians and in some cases reduced town populations by up to thirty percent. ...

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