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Am i the only one who sees this as japan actually winning the war in the end because america has laws set in a way that japan can use to gain great wealth from?
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I personally think you're asking the wrong question. If you're asking whether Japan ultimately gained from the end of World War Two and the SCAP administration, then that's a different question altogether (and a less contentious one at that, in my opinion). Have you read anything by John Dower?
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Yes it is obvious that japan lost the physical war but i believe they were only momentarily set back. I mean if you look at japan now, they are definitely winning the war, not in a physical manner but in an economical one.
You are letting specious arguments confuse you.
The political entity that was Japan then no longer exists. In the Japan of today, both the Government and the people are totally different. Probably the most marked difference is that the Japanese people today are CITIZENS then they were SUBJECTS.
Besides, what people call Economic War is usually anything but. Japan's Economy is HIGHLY dependent on the US. This goes for ANY country with a deep interest in America. Really, the more US companies foreign countries have invested in, the more DEPENDENT they become on America. People keep on thinking of economics in terms of Mercantilism but the truth is the world economic system is interdependent.
There is no economic war between Japan and the US. Not in the sense that people try to make it. If there were, then winning the war would hurt the winner just as badly as the loser.
Although japanese companies have found a way to thrive in the american market in such a way that they put similar american companies out of business. LCD screens are a very good example of what japan can do when they want it from america.
If our economy does poorly then people don't go buy LCD screens. Then Japan's economy suffers. There is no economic war between our countries, just the standard commercial wars between the involved companies.
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craztad wrote:Am i the only one who sees this as japan actually winning the war in the end because america has laws set in a way that japan can use to gain great wealth from?
I hope so. The competition between US and Japanese companies has nothing to do with the last world war. The US and the UK were allies in that war, but we still compete on commercial levels as well.
pippa wrote:Is a war really something one side can win or lose?
Yes!! I hate this particular question
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