It would be difficult to convince the Imperial Army to do much of anything that doesn't involve endless expansion, barring a foreign power pummeling them into ash.Reads pretty good so far...
Hopefully the imperial Army will clean some of their own hotheads so that the moderates can take charge...
So it's the army-navy rivalry then...
I tend to agree with Knightmare here, it seems that Japan's Army and Navy in the 20th century were constantly at each other's throats trying to compete for money and the attentions of the state. The Army wanted to expand into China, the Navy wanted to expand into the Pacific. The Army wanted to take on the USSR in the 1930s, the Navy wanted to take on America.EH, that's a given. I mean, it's like from the day they were founded, they were at one another's throats. Hell, I'm like 80% certain the lower ranks would assassinate their rivals on a semiregular basis.
Thank you for the nitpick. I am only at an amateur level of Japanese right now, and so these typos pass by my head really easily.Interesting, I hope that Inoue's reform would make a vast change about the Japanese political map in next chapters.
^^Hmmmm... Now this has definite promise Will follow with interest...
Ding dong, the witch is dead!In 1908, the Dowager Empress Cixi of China died
Always an endangered species in that viper's pit.a few sensible minds in the court.
Plus, it's Russia, nobody really likes them.Russia’s complaints were heard but not listened to—as they were in the middle of fighting a war of horrendous attrition against Germany.
Also requires tying down limited troops for minimal benefit.in which, unless Japan used military force to quell and kill dissenters, would spiral out of control until Korea was all but independent.
The Prime Minister felt that if any man could strengthen Korea’s economic value to the Empire, it would be Takahashi.
And hatred of China.and fraternity of the Japanese and Korean peoples.
This is going to go down swimmingly, I can already tell.With Minobe’s empowerment as Prime Minister, the nationalists now felt it was time to act, before it was too late…
What is it with Chinese women of power and being bat-shit insane? Her and Madame Mao come to mind...
Give it time.Always an endangered species in that viper's pit.
"We beat you in 1905, we can beat you in 1915." -Japanese mindsetPlus, it's Russia, nobody really likes them.
The Imperial Army certainly hopes so. Bigger budget for them.Also requires tying down limited troops for minimal benefit.
+1 for the Fallout referenceDoes he have a friend who serves noodles in Boston?
You win some, you lose some.And hatred of China.
This is going to go down swimmingly, I can already tell.