Peshawar Lancers Redux: Asia

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    General Tomoyuli Yamashita was an experienced officer. As a young officer he had fought in China against the Chinese and in the 1920s and 30s against a resurgent Russia. He had overseen the defense of Hainan Island and had commanded the Northen District in Japan. His selection was made by the Imperial Government as someone who would over come any obstacle to insure that Han forces did not trigger a war with the Republic of China. He removed any Imperial officer who he felt might sympathize with the Hands and disobey orders from the Emperor. His authority included all of the Han Protectorate,Manchuria, Hanian Island but not Formosa.
     
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    The Imperial Army's Military Police conduced a series of raids in Manchuria resulting it the Arrest of Chinese and Russian Marxist ,which were plotting attacks in Manchuria and Siberia. General Yamashita was alerted to the raids and the plot and ordered the Army on a heighten state of alert in Manchuria.
     
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    Because of tensions with the Han Protectorate the Republic of China purchased 12 second hand P-40B from the Royal Hawaiian Air Force and ordered 60 P-40Cs from the Hawaiian -American company Curtis Aviation
     
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    The Republic of China was able to purchased some 50 used P-40s from Brazil as they were being replaced by Republics P-47.
     
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    The P-40s bought by the Republic of China where shipped to the port in the Northern part of French Indochina and shipped by rail into China thus avoiding interception by the Imperial Navy.
     
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    Talks began in Hong Kong between the Republic of China and the Empire of the Rising Sun on border issues. Tokyo was determined to reach a diplomatic settlement that would defuse the issues that were causing tensions. The Republic of China was happy that the Han Protectorates Military had been reigned in but at the same time the return of a larger Imperial Military presence in the Han Protectorate and in Imperial Chinese territories was unsettling.
     
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    The Imperial Army Commander flew to Hainan Island to check the defenses of the island. The island had a large population of Japanese so there was serious concern in Tokyo to any threat to the island. The Republic of China wanted the island as it considered it
    a threat to China's ports and part of any territory that must be returned if there was to be peace. The Empire of the Rising Sun felt that the 950,000 Japanese citizens which had been resettled on the island since the 1880s had a right to be there and the far out numbered the 100,000 Chinese on the island, The 38th Imperial Infantry Division (reinforced) garrisoned the Island.
     
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    The Empire of the Rising Sun granted limited Autonomy to Korea thus loosening its Iron grip on the Peninsula.The Empire of the Rising Sun signed a trade agreement with the Netherlands East Indies,Philippines and Thailand. It was also working on a new trade agreement with the US and Hawaii.
     
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    The Empire was now aware that something was happening in Russia. Imperial Intelligence was trying to find out if there was the possibility of any threat to the empire. The Diplomats were consulting with the British and Hawaiian Governments on this matter.
     
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