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Photo of Moro mercenaries during the German War in Venezuela (2001-21), somewhere in the Amazon rainforest, ca. 2012.
In 1991, the Japanese Empire withdrew from all of its colonies. However, in the former Japanese Philippines, conflict was brewing. The self-declared Republic of Mindanao joined the Filipino Republic in 1993 following a referendum, both of which were recognized by the Japanese following the singing of the Tokoyo Accords. However, some in the Mindanao republic didn't want to join the Philippines, as evidenced by the referendum results with joining having 50.0% and remaining independent having 49.9% of the vote. Riots occurred in Mindanao following the results; some Islamist extremist groups formed to overthrow the Mindanao government to prevent the transfer to the Philippines. The newly formed provincial government of Mindanao requested the assistance of the federal Filipino government. Up until 2019, the region was a hotbed of violence. Many fled the region between 1993 and 2019, and the many who escaped were veterans of the Moro Rebellions of the 1970s to 90s. These veterans formed Private Military Companies (PMCs) to get cash from any government that would hire them. The Moro PMCs gained notoriety during the German War in Venezuela as the German-backed Federal Republic of Venezuela and loyalists to the Mormon Dominion hired them to fight each other. Moro PMC activity would die down due to the end of the conflict in Mindanao, as many would return home, and the end of the German War in Venezuela in 2021 after Mormon extremists had taken Caracas, and the Second Mormon Dominion of Venezuela would stop giving the Moro PMCs money. However, South America is rising high in the Moro diaspora, as some Moro PMCs would settle down in various South American countries even before the end of the War in Venezuela.
Credit to @CASSICTOR2 for the idea.
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The iconic photograph of six Imperial Japanese Naval Marines raising the Kyokujitsu atop Mount Victoria during the Battle of Fiji in the final stages of the Pacific War.
The battle was one of the last major land battles in the Pacific between the Imperial Japanese and the British, Australians and New Zealanders. The latter of which lost a disproportionate amount of troops. It was also the first time in the war where Japan had experienced considerable casualties in ground forces and where Japanese troops were truly considered to had been tested.