imperial japan

  1. Gillan1220

    What if Admiral Yamamoto survived World War II

    Would he be tried for wars crimes? Or would he be a officer for the JMSDF by 1954 just like how Minuro Genda became third Chief of Staff of the JASDF? Or would he run for politics such as the Diet?
  2. LelouchOfTheBarBrawl

    WI: Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany hated one another so much that they couldn't form a tenable alliance?

    What would the consequences have been if the above had happened? Say, Hitler lambasts the League of Nations for doing nothing when Manchuria gets invaded and goes on a rant about the Yellow Peril, while Tojo steps up Japan's acceptance of Jewish refugees and attempts to use them as propaganda...
  3. SunKing105

    WI: Imperial family dies in Kanto earthquake?

    The Kanto Earthquake was a large natural disaster that killed tens of thousands in the year 1923, and the advent of it and the impact it caused were signs of the changing political direction of the Empire of Japan, and in the wake of the disaster, large massacres and pogroms against ethnic...
  4. BillKerman1234

    Less Imperialistic Japan (therefore no Pearl Harbor) leading to a way more powerful Nazi Germany

    A disclaimer first: what I am about to propose is completely unrealistic, and I am aware of that. So please don't just give me 500 comments saying "this is unrealistic". What I want is for you to give me the reasons why it's unrealistic, so I can make it more realistic. Stuff like numbers of...
  5. SunKing105

    WI: Kuniaki Koiso does not succeed Tojo as PM?

    Obviously Japan cannot win or even last that much longer short of ASBs, it's a question of when and how it loses, and the circumstances relating to it. I am here to ask one of those questions. For a bit of background, Kuniaki Koiso was previously Minister of Colonial Affairs for a short time...
  6. SunKing105

    WI: Successful Sam-il movement?

    The Sam-il movement, or the March 1st movement, were a series of protests and demonstrations against Japanese rule, inspired by the multitude of post-war revolutions and the "Fourteen Points", promulgated by Woodrow Wilson(however hypocritical it might have been in regards to the US' own...
  7. SunKing105

    WI: Daqing oil field discovered in 1933?

    IOTL, Japan in WW2 suffered from shortages of many goods required to fight a modern, industrialized war, most prominently oil. They would go to war in Indochina and Southeast Asia to seize these resources, also provoked by the US oil embargo, and we all know how well that turned out for them...
  8. SunKing105

    WI: Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night executed in late 1944?

    Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night was a plan by Imperial Japan to infect the West Coast with the Plague, but it was never implemented. What if Japan had been able to develop the infrastructure earlier, combined with the earlier support of some key IJN figures, to drop plague-infested bombs on...
  9. Kerguelen

    WI: A More Radical Imperial Japan?

    Before the rise of Hideki Tōjō, his party, the moderate Tōseiha (Control Faction) was opposed by the considerably more radical Imperial Way Faction, also known as the Kōdōha. Upset by the rise of political corruption and liberal democracy, the Kōdōha was built on an ideology that sought to...
  10. Imperial Advocate

    The Fallen Fuhrer - A TL on if Hitler dies in the Beer Hall Putsch

    Munich, Germany November 9, 1923 It was now dawn in the city of Munich, at around 4 in the morning. It had been hours since the night of November the eight when Hitler’s Nazi thugs surrounded a beer hall in downtown Munich in a series of steps to overthrow the Bavarian government and...
  11. JohnBull

    The Century of Empires

    By the turn of century, the world was a very multipolar place, dominated by strong empires, most notably Britain, France, Germany and Russia, with smaller but relevant powers: United States, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Qing China, Japan. That's a free exploration thread, under the...
  12. No World War Two Soviet Asian Offensive

    At the Tehran Conference in 1943, Stalin agreed that the Soviet Union would enter the conflict against Japan once Germany was invaded. This resulted in an offensive that started on August 9, 1945. The attack over the following three and a half weeks resulted in Soviet occupation of Manchuria...
  13. AltoRegnant

    WI: Japan Uses Japanese Governors in WW2 Occupied Colonies

    OTL, Imperial Japan used native officers in the colonies they occupied from the europeans- a large part of why E. Asia started moving to independence to begin with. But what if Japan placed Japanese administrators in the colonies? I have to imagine that decolonization is held off a short while...
  14. Khaki Boots In A Bloodstained Surf - Alternate Pacific War
    Threadmarks: One - Midway

    TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1942 HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, 1115 HOURS Ogawa Michiyo was seventeen today, and her father had given her ten yen to spend in one of Hiroshima’s thriving outdoor markets. She had come to her favorite place, the square before the Aioi Bridge over the River Ota, to wander among the...
  15. Everdarklegion

    Leon Trotsky succeeds Lennin

    What if Lennin was more vocal in his opposition of Stalin, at least vocal enough to discredit Stalin? I think that had this happened, Leon Trotsky would have succeeded Lennin. Why? Because he was supposed to in OTL. Had Trotsky become the leader of the Soviet Union, they would have definitely...
  16. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: No Rhineland Intervention?

    Otl, France and Britain shut down Adolf Hitler's attempts to remilitarize the Rhine in violation of the treaty of versailles. Hitler was removed from power and France directly took the Rhineland this time. Britain and France continued on rebuilding until 1940, when the Soviets invaded. While...
  17. No War in Europe: Does Japan still launch the Pacific Campaign?

    Lets assume that the European theater of WWII either doesn't happen at all, or is concluded with some peace agreement by the end of 1940 at the latest (if the specific POD matters to the ultimate answer, go with the usual PM Halifax + disaster at Dunkirk cliche scenario). The Second...
  18. Mooze17

    Japan claimed the Mandate of Heaven?

    So I was reading something about how both the Qing and the Yuan dynasties were created by people from other countries invading China and claiming the Mandate of Heaven, and I had an idea. I wondered what could have happened if Imperial Japan, upon invading China during the Second Sino-Japanese...
  19. WI: Charlie Chaplin was assassinated?

    On May 14, 1932, film icon Charlie Chaplin arrived in Japan as a guest of then-Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi. The next day, he went with the Prime Minister's son to watch a sumo match. On that same day, May 15th, Inukai was assassinated by junior Naval officers in a move that ended civilian...
  20. Aloha

    AHC: WW2 ends in a stalemate

    Your goal is to find a way for the Second World War to end with the Axis and the Allied Powers stalemated. Italy and/or Japan may or may not survive, but Nazi Germany needs to exit the war as a great power, alongside the United States, the British Empire, and the USSR/Soviet Union. Which would...
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