Really? I didn’t know that!
Yeah thought it would make sense to turn Eastwords in such a world as this instead of moving westwards to Western Europe and America after WW2. :D

For some rather obvious reasons a few names are therefore a little more Jewish TTL as well without living underground and pretending to be Catholic to survive the Nazi and Soviet times and such stuff...
 
This is why Freedom Through Monarchy(TM) is infinity to the power of infinity times better than the ideology of that silly little Austrian chap with his silly little moustache.
 
Chapter 764: Unit 483: Part 2: The Gates to Hell on Papua New Guinea
Chapter 764: Unit 483: Part 2: The Gates to Hell on Papua New Guinea

The intensive jungle warfare on New Guinea (Niugini/Niu Gini/ Papua) had already been hellish trench and fortified position warfare, but it was turned even more nightmarish, when Unit 483 already known for various war crimes in the Chinese Civil War arrived on the island to support the Imperial Japanese and Imperial Taikoku Forces in their stalemate against the Americans, Australians and New Zealand Allied soldiers. On orders of their commander Shirō Ishii, (石井四郎 Ishii Shirō), this special force that had once been a part of the Kempeitai military police was send to the island of New Guinea to kill and demoralize the Allied forces on the island. Having already to fight against the heavily entrenched and well concealed or hidden, camouflaged Japanese forces, suddenly the Allies faced a new horror, as their forces on the island were infected by bubonic Plague, cholera, smallpox, botulism, and other diseases that were either dropped by special Biological weapon bombs or their grenade counterpart, both invented by Unit 483. At first the allies had no idea what was causing this massive increase of what they believed to be tropical diseases, just as the Japanese had planned it. Some local Allied Commanders even assumed their loyal and hard working local Papuans as carriers and auxiliary forces were to blame. Quickly some local Allied commanders quickly forbid all too direct contact between their European, American and Australian, New Zealand forces and this native tribes.

Had previous handbooks warned about hidden Japanese positions and traps, the new ones warned about to direct contact with the natives, normal and sexual alike. Warnings that clearly poisoned many of the previously fine or at least neutral Allied-native relations. Even more so as the natives saw that the Allies were not differentiate between allied, neutral and enemy tribes and natives. This was especially demeaning for many of them as the Japanese had even allied with some of the local cannibal tribes against the Anglo-European powers and allies. Worse was the fact that the allies quickly realized that the natives had very little to do with this massive increase in infections and diseases on the island. First rumors connected the incidents here with similar reports from China and Siberia, assuming that the Japanese lead Co-Prosperity Sphere somehow was responsible by using biological and chemical warfare, even if that was outlawed in the The First Geneva Convention ( the first adopted in 1864, afterwards revised in 1906). But then again that had not stopped the German Empire during the First Great War before. This was the main reason local Allied commanders were instructed to be much more observant and cautious in their patrols, operations and mission planning because of this.

Soon first reports about unusual looking bombs and grenades were found in the jungle, far away from the Japanese positions, to far to all have been dropped by artillery, so bombers had to have let them rain down, or left behind traps of retreating Japanese forced during one of their last offensives and the later Allied counter-offensives. Whatever it was it had to be investigated by the Allied soldiers in the area decided the Allied High Command, but doing so could possible put their soldiers into high risk, as they needed to investigate and maybe even possibly even recovered from the Battle Fields of New Guinea, at least that was the plan. A plan that was further complicated by the fact that the Japanese had left behind mines, grenades and bombs in booby traps and sometimes even used snipers and tribal warriors to ambush Allied patrols and supply lines even behind the frontlines. This meant that the poor Allied soldiers who were task with this difficult missions were putting their life at even more risks then the normal already dangerously fighting forces on this hellish, deadly island, as they had to salvage and secure the left behind Japanese biological bombs and grenades despite their own limited equipment and gear. Therefore these Allied forces were seen as true heroes by their comrades and very much of them died either by Japanese snipers, bombs, bamboo traps or the infectious diseases of the Japanese biological weapons scattered all across the island. Luckily for them the disease did not care about nationality and infected Allied and Co-Prosperity Sphere soldiers alike, soon leading to a limited shipment and evacuation from the Papua New Guinea island by the Co-Prosperity Sphere and Allied forces alike in a attempt to limit the spread of the diseases spreading all over the hellish island.
 
Why the fuck are those guys in the last photo not wearing helmets?
Two reasons I would assume; 1) jungle warfare and heat 2) lack of helmets and material as not much has arrived to them in those reguarts, remember many of them were freshly recruited, newly trained very young boys and heroes ready to defend their homeland Australia, so maybe they or the government did't think it nessessary or lacked the equipment at the time the photos were taken? In fact most Americans in the campaign do, most Australian foces there are photographed like this so maybe it was a standart Australian uniform part at the time (similar how the Germans and others during WW1 and partly WW2 Africa in tropical conditions did use such cowboy like heads instead of helmets. I have many books abeut the war and worked in a national archive once, let me tell you there are pictures of German Afrika Korps soldiers with a suntan so bad it lets them look like natives and those dudes don't wear any helmets most the time not even shirts or any other clothes only their shortened half pants (and some not even that inside of tanks ...), so my best guess would truely be heat.

What it was supposed to look like in Africa:

What it often looks like in many photos in reality

just look at how much dark skinned suntan those guys got over there

we're talking so hot they made fried egg and other meals directly on their tanks and other vehicles, so...
 
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So New Guinea evacuated and then the next offensive would start from India. Going by the accounts the fall of Germany would be spectacular.
Right about India and while nearly no new troops are shipped into New Guinea at this point by all sides involved, fighting there continues in huge numbers, even if supplies are running low as the infections spreading make getting people out of there problematic to forbidden by their superior military commanders for now in fear they may spread the problem to neighboring islands/ Japan or in chase of the Allies Australia, Hawaii and mainland USA.
 
Chapter 765: The War of the Mind
Chapter 765: The War of the Mind

The Fall of Moscow was a huge, devastating blow to Allied morale and willpower. Never before had the German Empire looked so victorious, never before have they been so close to archiving their goal. A situation much worse then the First Great War, as with Paris and Moscow fallen, yes both countries seemingly switching sides to the German Empire as the Axis Central Power propaganda made it look like. Therefore I as the British Prime Minister had to travel trough the Empire, from Ottawa to Cairo, Cape City, Calcutta and Sydney. The Empire had to rest assure that the Empire would not fall, that our enemies wouldn't win, even if I myself was unsure about the Outcome of this Second Great War. In the East the Japanese Empire led Co-Prosperity Sphere endangered Australia, New Zealand and our crown jewel of India directly, were the local independence movement around Gandhi at least partly sympathized with the Japanese, posing a serious threat to our Empire and it's main power center by now. At the same time the Germans and Italians in Africa were still threatening our possession in Egypt as well as the Suez Channel itself, while further east Ottoman Turks and German forces threatened the Middle East. With the help of the Americans and our Commonwealth forces we held our positions and frontlines for now at least, securing the vital oil fields of the Middle East the British Empire, but much more the Soviet Union needed right now to keep the war going. At the same time we needed them to keep going, or otherwise we soon would fave the millions of German Army soldiers held up there by fighting the Red Army. I may not trust Stalin or like him and his despotic rule, but if he helped preventing the Germans from taking over all of Europe, while in Britain itself the Axis Central Powers were raining down bombs with their air forces as their submarines sunk our convoys around the British Isles.

Clearly without the American we would have fallen, or be forced to capitulate by now, but luckily US President Franklin Roosevelt had declared war on Japan as they had attacked the Philippines. No popular move, just like the war wasn't popular anymore on our home front as well, but a move that had saved Britain and by extension it's empire, as it made the Americans our Allies nearly over night. While some Americans argued that this didn't need to involve fighting in Europe as well, Roosevelt had made it pretty clear what he thought about such statements in his “Europe First Address” to the nation by radio. Sure our current offensives in West Africa had not been the success we planned them to be, but they relieved other fronts and just like me, Roosevelt had understood if he led the Germans run freely over Europe like they had done with the Japanese in China for so long, they would fortify and become unstoppable, even with our combined forces. Time therefore was of the essence, especially as Stalin had according to latest Russian sources evacuated the capital further eastwards, but for how long would the Soviets be able to do so if the German victories there continued the Western Allies asked themselves. With each passing day it became more and more clear that maybe the path around North Africa into southern Spain, France, Italy or Greece wasn't the way to go for our European strategy as long as the Axis Central Powers held firm in Africa. The planned Invasion of Western Europe therefore might have to come from the British Islands themselves, meaning that our planned offensive from there had sadly to be speed up by a year, from 1944 to 1943, if we wished them to be having any effect on the Great War before the Soviet Union and the Red Army would completely collapse and break apart under the Axis Central Power forces. The outcome of that offensive was already questionable and problematic, but much dependent on it, a situation that would only worsen now that we were forced to further speed it up and therefore also increase the risk of it possible failing. But it had to be done, or else we could just give over the world to the Germans and the Japanese on a silver tray.
 
Chapter 766: Unit 483: Part 3: Hidden Truth
Chapter 766: Unit 483: Part 3: Hidden Truth

With the last incidents in Papua New Guinea, the Americans had gathered a few Japanese bombs and grenades that hadn't gone of in hopes to bring them back to Australia and America so they could be studied and researched in a secure facility, while keeping the people working on it safe. Therefore a American transport ship that had delivered fresh forces, supplies and ammunition. Stocked with a few dozen of these Japanese devices found all over the giant island of Papua New Guinea it headed southeast towards Australia. The Allied High Command in America, Australia and Britain has had high hopes for the research on these devices, but the ship would never arrive, leading to many to falsely believe a Japanese submarine had torpedoed it in the southeast Pacific. Therefore other devices had to be gathered and this time send on four ship so that at least a few of them would arrive safely, as they later did. The mysterious disappearance of the first ship would turn into a urban legend about this area of the Pacific, leading to rumors about a lost continent, suboceanic species and even the lost city of Atlantis as well as aliens. The truth would be less spectacular as a Japanese transport crew of a merchant ship would find out in 1972, nearly thirty years later when they found the ghost ship drifting aimless in the south pacific. When boarding it to help survivors, the Japanese realized something horrible has had to have taken place on the ship as the crew lay massacred all over the ship. A further joint Japanese Pacific States investigation showed however that not the Japanese had killed these people, but that they had killed one another, or even themselves as the investigation team would find out about what truly had happened here back then. Quickly violent behavior among the researching team occurred as well, paired with aggression and hallucinations. Soon it was clear that the Japanese devices the crew had gathered aboard were leaking, at least some of them and that not only biological warfare with fleas, bacteria and viruses had been part of this Unit 483 weapons, but according to reopened Japanese wartime archives, also some chemical weapons as well, including gasses that were able to result in hallucinations, schizophrenia and other mental disorders.

Some of the devices had leaked during the transport, slowly killing the crew, or turning them against one another, so that they had jumped over board, killed one another during their hallucinations or even themselves to escape the hellish horror aboard this doomed ship Once this was known the involved authorities decided to proceed with extreme cautious, using hazardous material suits for everyone working on the ship. They managed to get the ship cleared out within the next few months in Soko (also known formerly as Sanfuranshisuko, or San Francisco inside the Pacific States) and put on display into the state Museum of Pacific War history there afterwards, were tourist masses would be able to visit and even enter the ship afterwards. The dead bodies of the former crewmen would be send to their respected families and home regions on orders of the Japanese and Pacific States authorities were they would finally get a proper burial after all these decades, even if not all of them could be identified with certainty after all this decades on the ocean any longer. Despite these findings, the Japanese Empire and the Imperial Japanese Army would continue to deny the truth about Unit 438, it's mere existence and the involvements in such experiments and weapons used during the Second Great War, even if many even some inside the Co-Prosperity Sphere questioned this truth by now. The Pacific States themselves would not disagree with the public Japanese vision and be the only American remnant state if the Untied States to dismiss the truth, instead claiming the official Japanese version, that it was American had build said bombs and grenades to use them against the Japanese behind the frontlines, disguised as the Imperial Japanese Armies own weapons to kill as many Japanese soldiers as possible.
 
Chapter 767: A Tale of Two Ideologies
Chapter 767: A Tale of Two Ideologies

Some might claim the rivalry between the German and Japanese Empires, between the Axis Central Powers and the Co-Prosperity Sphere were a result of their growing rivalry after the Second Great War, but many historians and intellectuals would argue that is not the chase. Many believed this rivalry started with the beginning European exploration, forced trade and colonization into South, Southeast and East Asia. Clearly as early as back then bad blood was created between the Asians and the Europeans. The first saw the later as primitives, sometimes not even human and as barbaric hordes they need to bring European culture, religion and civilization, while the later saw the first as brutal colonizing imperialists that lacked culture, art and traditional greatness compared to them and used their slightly advanced weapons to enforce the will of a few Europeans over the vastly bigger and more civilized Asian nations. Ongoing colonization and the use of colonial native forces by the Europeans during the global Great Wars soon showed both sides that their traditions, values, cultures, religions, civilizations, societies and even ideals and ideologies or goals were so vastly different that they soon seamed not incompatible. A worldview that only increased after the Second Great War with the liberation of many Asian nations in the East under the Co-Prosperity Sphere lead by Japanese Empire who also modernized many of them, while in the West the German Empire had undone Versailles and the First Great War, reclaimed it's former colonies and reinstalled absolute monarchies across Europe once again that saw themselves as superior and therefore legitimized to not only hold onto their African and Asian colonies (or reclaim long lost American ones like Spain and Portugal). As old Europe had weakened itself in two global Great Wars by then and America as the last remaining European dominated nation states soon divided and crumbled in power too, the rise of the Japanese led Asian Nations to become modernized and rule the East Asian and Pacific Trade in monopolies and with a enclosed trade zone were not all outsiders were allowed in, if any were at all.

This combined with the racial, religions (western Monotheism against eastern Polytheism) and ideological (Fascist Royalism/ National Monarchism against Coprospism) lead to a increasing rivalry and cold war in the years after the Second Great War, between the western European Nations and the Eastern Asian Nations behind what British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had called the Bamboo Curtain. Soon both sides had found their own symbols and banners to rally hinter, like the west who used the christian cross (often depicted in red and black), the swastika (as a symbol of superior Aryan Europeans often depicted in national colors) or the sun cross (mainly in black), while the east used the red sauvastika for (co-) prosperity and good luck as a prominent symbol of Shintoism, Buddhism and Hindism/ Hidnuism that stood for Buddha and kali alike, often also seen beside other eastern symbols and just like them depicted in red, white, orange or yellow alike as Shinto, Buddhist and Hindi/ Hindu colors. Many European intellectuals, political and religious leaders who promoted or tough Fascist Royalism (Faro)/ National Monarchism (Namo) argued that without a nation state and subjects (people and citizens) a king or emperor was nothing and had no true power, while without a king or emperor as a role model and symbol of their ethnicity, unified nation state to represent them, their culture, art, tradition, religion and other values as a single individual, there could be no true state at all. However they soon realized and recognized that Asian Coprospism had attraction to enslaved and oppressed people in their colonies, promoting to keep ones traditions, culture, religion and society, but to simply modernize them enough with western methods and ideas until these nations would be strong enough to withstand European colonialism and imperialism. Similarly Faro and Namo much similar to other ideologies like capitalism, socialism, yes even communism, imperialism and colonialism could be much more easily absorbed into the overall Coprospist ideals and ideology then the other way around, as many American and European Faro and Namo ideals were also tied to certain aristocratic, racial, religious or other hierarchies much more in their core system, one of the reasons why Faro and Namo found many followers in certain parts of South Asia (India) and Southeast Asia alike alongside Coprospism, or rather integrated into local Coprospist ideologies and ideals.
 
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Just as a little information chapter why the ACP C-PS split will increase after the Second Great War and lead to a growing rivalry liek Cold War similar to OTL, but much more heated and with more proxy-wars.
 
Chapter 768: Ottoman Cyprus
Chapter 768: Ottoman Cyprus

Having been captured by German, Ottoman (Turkish) and Italian forces before in the Second Great War, Cyprus was afterwards given back to a Ottoman administration. Because of the strategies location of Cyprus, not only Ottoman Turkish forces were deployed there, but also German forces (mainly the east and south in Rizokarpaso, Famagusta, Dhekelia, Larnaca, Limassol, Episkopi and Paphos) as well as Italian ones (mainly in the west in Akamas and Polis), while the Ottomans had troops stationed all over the island. The Greek and Orthodox Cypriots meanwhile while not openly hostile to the German Protestants and the Italian Catholics as at least somewhat fellow Christians openly resisted the Mohammedan Turkish rule and soldiers in the Cyprus Resistance Movement. Their main core came from the Cyprus Regiment formed as a part of the British Army structure our of was mostly volunteers from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot inhabitants of Cyprus, but also included other Commonwealth nationalities. About 30,000 Cypriots served in the Regiment. It included Infantry, Mechanical, Transport, and Pack Transport Companies. Cypriot mule drivers were the first colonial troops sent to the Western Front. They served in France, Ethiopia and Italy carrying equipment to areas inaccessible to vehicles. The regiment served at Dunkirk, in the Battle of France, the Greek Campaign (Battle of Greece), North Africa (Operation Compass), France, the Middle East and Italy. In the post war years and prior to its disbandment, the regiment served in Cyprus and those of it that escaped (mainly Greeks) would later also serve in the Middle East against the Axis Central Powers. During his brief visit to the Middle East in 1943, Winston Churchill praised the "soldiers of the Cyprus Regiment who have served honorably on many fields from Dunkirk over Libya to Iraq." Overall about 30,000 Cypriots served in the Cyprus Regiment. The majority of the Cyprus Regiment was only partly evacuated alongside other Commonwealth forces, while some others stayed behind.

Many of those ended as prisoners of war, others joined the various resistance movement that would together form the Cyprus Resistance Movement. This meant that while those of the Cyprus Regiment that had escaped Cyprus after the Battle of Cyprus would watch over prisoner of war camps filled by Germans, Italians and Ottomans in the Middle East, while their fellow comrades in Cyprus that got captured were mainly send to central Anatolia into Turkish prison camps as the Axis Central Powers feared, that if they were send to the Hellenic Kingdom or the Greek islands and would escape there, they would easily join some of the local resistance movements, the same problem therefore then when they would remain on Cyprus. In the heated Middle East Campaigns, part of the Cyprus Regiment would also serve in the British League of Nations Mandate of Palestine were they were ordered to keep tensions between Arabs and Jews low, who formed local militias and were divided between aiding the Allies or the Axis Central Powers. Many Greek and Orthodox Cypriots who joined the local resistance on their island meanwhile operated from the central mountains and raided nearby farms, towns and small villages. In response the Italians, Germans and Ottoman started punitive expeditions against nearby farms, towns and villages who had been rumored to aid the rebels, only further fueling the local Greek resistance towards the Axis Central Power occupation of the island. Some of the Greek Orthodox Cypriots truly hoped for a return of Great Britain, others were in favor of the Megali Hellas (Great Greece) Idea, the reunification of Cyprus and other Greek inhabited lands in Asia Minor to become a unified Greek Nation State instead. Because of this split part of the Cypriot Resistance Movement was split and a few groups even supported the Italians and Germans in hopes of at least somewhat neutral coexisting with the occupation forces that were not Turkish Mohammedans.
 
Chapter 769: Rays of the Rising Sun
Chapter 769: Rays of the Rising Sun

Many believed that the Axis Central Powers racism was unique not only to other European people, but even more so towards Africa, Asia and parts of America were they wished to hold, or establish new colonies and dominate them as superior cultures and races. Sure the Allied nations did their same with colonial forces like Britain and France, or their own colored troops and citizens like America. However the Japanese and Co-Prosperity Sphere were not only driven by the ideas of anti- (American and European) colonialism anti-(American and European) imperialism and their ideology and believes of Coprospism, but by racism as well. Therefore they had established the Pan-pacific Asian racial manifest idea highlighted in the secret 1942/1943 document “An Investigation of Global Policy with the Yamato Race as Nucleus” (大和民族を中核とする世界政策の検討, Yamato Minzoku wo Chūkaku to suru Sekai Seisaku no Kentō) supported by Prince and former Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Yōsuke Matsuoka and Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō who argued that Asians (not including the caucasis Indo-Arians in North India) were the true master race and that all native people of the Americas and the Pacific (including Oceania, Australia and New Zealand) were descendants of Asians and therefore not only brothers and cousins of all Asians, therefore including these lands in their future plans for the Co-Prosperity Sphere and the idea of Hakkō ichiu. The document stated that Japan, as the originators and strongest military power within the region, the only Asian nation that had managed to modernize and industrialist like the Europeans had, would naturally take the superior position within the Co-Prosperity Sphere, with the other nations under Japan's umbrella of protection. An Investigation of Global Policy with the Yamato Race as Nucleus was a secret Japanese government report created by the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Population Problems Research Center and completed on July 1, 1943. The document, comprising six volumes totaling 5,374 pages, deals with race theory in general, and the rationale behind policies adopted by wartime Japan towards other races, while also providing a vision of the Asia-Pacific region under Japanese control.

The document was written in an academic style, surveying Western philosophy on race from the writings of Plato and Aristotle to modern German social scientists, such as Karl Haushofer. A connection between racism, nationalism and imperialism was also claimed, with the conclusion, drawing by citing both British and German sources, that overseas expansionism was essential not only for military and economic security, but for preserving racial consciousness. Concerns pertaining to the cultural assimilation of second and third generation immigrants into foreign cultures were also mentioned. The authors rationalized Japanese colonization of most of the Eastern Hemisphere including New Zealand, Australia and the western American coasts, with projected populations by the 1950s, as "securing the living space of the Yamato race". In the same document China and other Asian nations, on their own, were regarded as too weak and lacking in unity to be treated as fully equal partners, and this in any case would also not have been in Japan's self-interest. This and the War is Won (made for the Japanese army and navy) presented colonialism as an oppressive group of colonists living in luxury by burdening Asians. Since racial ties of blood connected other Asians (or their descendants in America and Oceania) to the Japanese, and Asians had been weakened by colonialism, it was Japan's self-appointed role to "make men of them again" and liberate them from their Western oppressors. From the Japanese point of view, one common principal reason stood behind both forming the Co-Prosperity Sphere and initiating war with the Allies: Chinese markets and population as with both Japan would be self-sufficient and dominate the global market with Chinese resources and cheep labor combined with their industrial abilities and expertise. Japan wanted their "paramount relations" in regard to Chinese markets acknowledged by the U.S. government. The U.S., recognizing the abundance of potential wealth in these markets, refused to let the Japanese have an advantage in selling to China. In an attempt to give Japan a formal advantage over the Chinese (and later Asian) markets, the Japanese Imperial regime first invaded China and later launched the Co-Prosperity Sphere. According to Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō (in office 1941–1942 and 1945), should Japan be successful in creating this sphere, it would emerge as the leader of Eastern Asia, as well as later the world and the Co-Prosperity Sphere would be synonymous with the Japanese Empire.

Yamato-damashii (大和魂, "Japanese spirit") or Yamato-gokoro (大和心, "Japanese heart/mind") is a Japanese language term for the cultural values and characteristics of the Japanese people. The phrase was coined in the Heian period to describe the indigenous Japanese 'spirit' or cultural values as opposed to cultural values of foreign nations such as those identified through contact with Tang dynasty China. Later, a qualitative contrast between Japanese and Chinese spirit was elicited from the term. Edo period writers and samurai used it to augment and support the Bushido concept of honor and valor. Japanese nationalists propagandized Yamato-damashii "the brave, daring, and indomitable spirit of Japanese people", as one of the key Japanese military-political doctrines in the Shōwa period. English translations of Yamato-damashii include the "Japanese spirit", "Japanese soul", "Yamato spirit", and "The Soul of Old Japan" a idea and ideal also deeply connected to State Shinto and Buddhism as well. Then there was alos the Shinmin no michi (臣民の道, "Way of Subjects") was an ideological manifesto issued by the Ministry of Education of Japan during the Second Great War aimed at Japan's domestic audience to explain in clear terms what was expected of them "as a people, nation and race". The Shinmin no michi also argued that the Allied powers had bent on world domination for centuries, and had been quite successful as evidenced by the fact that only a few thousand Europeans now ruled over 450 million Asians. The western values system, based on greed and self-indulgence, was seen as to blame for countless bloody wars of aggression, and for the current world economic crisis. America was singled out for special criticism, with mention made of black slavery and the mistreatment of minorities and immigrants. Passages in the manifesto claimed that: "the entry of Western countries in all parts of whole world, including the Far East, has given them international domination, and also led them to believe that they themselves possess the right to commit injurious acts against others". It also spoke of a “holy” war for the future and liberation of China and Asia: "Viewed from the standpoint of world history, the China Affair is a step toward the construction of a world of moral principles by Japan. The building up of a new order for securing lasting peace of the world will be attained by the disposal of the China Affair as a stepping stone. (...) The China Affair is a bold task for Japan to propagate the ideals of the Empire founding Coprospism throughout East Asia and the world over (...) Japan is the fountain source of the Yamato race, Manchukuo its reservoir, and East Asia is its paddy field."

Additionally the Shinmin no michi (Way of Subjects) was supplemented in 1942 by the Ie no michi (家の道 or formally, 家の道:文部省戦時家庭教育指導要項解説 Ie no michi: Monbushō senji katei kyōiku shidō yōkō kaisetsu), which elaborated on sections of the Kokutai no hongi (国体の本義 "Cardinal Principles of the National Entity") pertaining to traditional hierarchical familial relationships. Family harmony is maintained by having each member fulfill his/her proper function in the family structure, and likewise this principle applies also to the community as a whole, as well as to the State. Because Japan succeeded in stimulating anti-Westernism in parts of Asia and build up own nation states there, the sphere never materialized into a unified Asia. In other words, the Co-Prosperity Sphere operated not for betterment of all the Asian countries, but also much for Japan's own interests to lead and dominate them towards said goal, thus the Japanese managed to gather massive support in other Asian countries. Nationalist movements did appear in these Asian countries during this period and these nationalists did, to a major extent, cooperate with the Japanese, even if not all of them did so. Over the course of the Second Great War the Japanese government and these nationalist leaders developed a real unity of interests between the two parties and a overwhelming despair on the part of the Asians of the possibility of a Japan's defeat, meaning that many from Burma over China (Manchuria, Yankoku, Taikoku) over Mengjiang and Papua/ Nuigui. The fact that Japan managed to understand the goals and interests of the other countries involved in the Co-Prosperity Sphere and direct them into their own interest, led to a strong association of countries bound to Japan in theory and in spirit. Dr. Ba Maw of Burma therefore argues that Japan had engineered a their victory themselves when they had acted in accord with the declared aims of "Asia for the Asiatics". He argues that because Japan had proclaimed this maxim at the beginning of the war, and that the Japanese had actually acted on that idea they had won the war in Asia and the Pacific. Because of this pan-Asian and Coprospist ideological core, no military defeat could then have robbed Japan of the trust and gratitude of half of Asia or more, and that would have mattered a great deal in finding for her a new, great, and abiding place in a postwar world in which Asia was coming into her own. A trust and gratitude that would help the Japanese on the long run after the Second Great War. And while the projected extension of the Co-Prosperity Sphere was extremely ambitious, the Japanese goal during the "Greater Asian-Pacific War" was not to acquire all the territory designated in the plan at once, but to prepare for a future decisive war some 20 years later after the Second Great War, by conquering the Asian colonies of the defeated European powers, as well as the Philippines from the United States during this first war of “liberation”.

Then there was the Tanaka Memorial (田中上奏文, Tanaka Jōsōbun), an alleged Japanese strategic planning document from 1927 in which Prime Minister Baron Tanaka Giichi laid out for Emperor Hirohito a strategy to take over the world. The authenticity of the document was long accepted, but scholars now agree that it was a masterful anti-Japanese hoax, created by the Chinese United Front (even if it could very well have been true like the other documents). The Tanaka Memorial was first published in the December 1929 edition of the Chinese publication "時事月報" (Current Affairs Monthly) in Nanking, a Nationalist Chinese publication. It was reproduced on 24 September 1931 on pp. 923–34 of China Critic, an English publication in Shanghai. The memorial contains the assertions:
  • In order to take over the world, you need to take over Asia;
  • In order to take over Asia, you need to take over China;
  • In order to take over China, you need to take over Manchuria and Mongolia.
  • If we succeed in conquering China, the rest of the Asiatic countries and the South Sea countries will fear us and surrender to us.
  • Then the world will realize that Eastern Asia is ours.
The English translation of this document was in circulation before February 1934, and formed the foundation of the lead article on the front page of the first edition of The Plain Truth magazine published by Herbert W. Armstrong in February of that year, although it had first appeared in the less widely circulated Communist International magazine in 1931. The Tanaka Memorial was depicted extensively by United States wartime propaganda as a sort of Japanese counterpart to Mein Kampf. The installments The Battle of China and Prelude to War of Frank Capra's Academy Award-winning movie series Why We Fight describe the Tanaka Memorial as the document that was the Japanese plan for war with the United States. The Tanaka Memorial was depicted the same way in Know Your Enemy: Japan, also directed by Capra during the war. As presented in these movies, the five sequential steps to achieve Japan's goal of conquests are:
  1. Conquest of Manchuria
  2. Conquest of China
  3. Conquest of the Soviet Union or Siberia
  4. Establishment of bases in the Pacific
  5. Conquest of the United States
The Co-Prosperity Sphere (CPS or C-PS): Review of the Japanese Government Document The unity of nations offers political, economic, and social benefits to the member nations. Unity is evident in unions such as the United States of America and the European Union. During Second Great War, Japan also created such unity for Asian countries. Japan wanted to enforce the Imperial Way on the people and resources of East Asia. The affected countries were those in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Central Asia regions. The nations included Japan, China, India, and Manchuria. Japan intended to ‘delivering’ these nations from the rule of America and Europe. These countries would be guided by peace and prosperity for all, unlike in the Western nations where individuals ‘fight’ each other for success. However, it is important to note that the establishment would be for the benefit of Japan more than other nations. The Imperial Way was a law by the Japanese system, and thus, little consideration was given for the laws of other governments.

The Imperial government wanted to establish an Imperial Way across East Asia and the Pacific, while abandon the spreading ‘Western individualism and materialism.’ This plan required driving out the British and American people out of the region. The drafters believed that the Westerns were responsible for the issues in the region. America and Europe usually follow an individualistic philosophy. Individualism believes in the promotion of individual interest. In Western nations, it is a common practice where people compete with each other for individual benefit. The Japanese government saw this practice as detrimental to the development of East Asia and the Pacific. This is because individualism creates a gap between the rich as the poor. Also, the competition for self-success comes at the cost of loss of welfare for others. For instance, the rich will oppress the poor so as to maintain their wealth level. The achievement of individualism is guided by materialism, that is, the greed for more wealth without regard to others. Materialism values physical possession than spiritual ‘wealth.’ It considers wealth as the core life objective. These beliefs contradicted the Imperial Way, which was concerned about spiritual well-being. It believes that wealth comes second to human interests, such as peace and love. Therefore, the Imperial Way differed from Western individualism and materialism by purporting to support unity and prosperity for all.

The drafters believed that materialism was one of the causes of conflict, and more specifically, the First Great War and the Second Great War. As each nation wants to increase its wealth, it reaches a limit where any additional increase will require taking up some of the property of the neighbor. The neighbor, in the protection of their property, responds violently. As a result, the neighbors go to war. The Japanese government believed that greed is what had pushed the Westerns into exploiting Asia’s wealth. The empire thus believed that the Imperial way could eliminate national conflict among neightbors. People would not work to increase individual wealth but rather the community’s wealth. As a result, conflict can be avoided, and peace and prosperity for all would prevail. In conclusion, the Japanese government purported to be opposing individualism and materialism. However, through uniting the East Asian nation, the empire would be separating itself from other regions. The Japanese government wanted to maintain wealth in the regions and only use the resources for improving the lives of the Asians. Therefore, while within the region, there would be no individualism, from a global perspective, Japan would have developed itself as self-reliant, thus creating individualism from other regions of the world. Furthermore, it would create wealth for its member nations. Thus, through unity, the empire would still be promoting individualism and materialism from a regional perspective.
 
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World Conquest they might need a reality check or two.
Well, considering the Anglosphere managed to pull it off, it's not really that unrealistic. If WASPs could pull off becoming the lead economic, military, political, and diplomatic force behind the world, why can't East Asians do it either? Or non-WASP Caucasians, for that matter? Or even Black Africans, or Middle Easterners?

What makes WASPs so special their Manifest Destiny* is the one, true path for Humanity, and no one else can pull off what they did?

*Or as it actually is, the White Man's Burden.
 
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Chapter 770: Teutonic Order Division Number Three: Posenmeister
Chapter 770: Teutonic Order Division Number Three: Posenmeister

Formed partly out of remnants of the SS (mainly 6,500 men from the Waffen SS-Totenkopfverbände, the Camp SS) as well as parts of the SA (Sturmabteilung) and the Selbstschutz a German Paramilitary group in Poland, the Posenmeister (Master of Posan) had it's name from the rank of their commander, the Posenmeister (Master/ General) tasked with the Teutonic Order activities in the German province of Posen. Formed as a tank division under Hochmeister (High Master) or Posenmeister Theodor Eicke, that made the once again German city of Posen (Poznan) and the newly build Posen Castle the headquarter of their local German Order regional administration (known as Posen). Similar to the Teutonic Order Division Number Two Marienritter (or Knights of Mary) under Weichselmeister and Hochmeister (High Master) Erich Koch they participated in the German colonization of this former German lands, by bringing in German Settlers and Colonists once again from the German Empire and convince the Polish settlers there (sometimes with brutality and threats of their local militia to make them move rather quickly, other times with the promises of newly build homes, good work and pay). During this time the tank division, the Teutonic Order Division Number Three Posenmeister gained a reputation of being brutal and violent, while also getting the province of Posan under their regional responsibility for Germanization of this part of the former Polish Corridor with the goal to expand expand German-Order and German-Settler territory to the Weichsel (Wisla) river and Warta (Warta, Varta) river in the east, effectively dividing the Polish Kingdom into half once more. These plans however were opposed by King George I. (Jerzy I.) known soon to the polish people as Jerzy the Just, Jerzy the Good, Jerzy the Pole from Saxon who was for industrialization and agricultural growth of the western and northern border regions, as well as the buildup of the Royal Polish Army, but opposed giving away any further land, leading to a uneasy relationship between him and the Teutonic Order. Posenmeister Theodor Eicke even build completely new planned cities for German settlers and colonists, promising Poles who formerly lived there the same in the east in Poland, sending them away on trains, even if such Polish settlements weren't even started at that time. This Third Division of the Teutonic Order was then ironically send east to defend the eastern borders of the Polish Kingdom, the White Ruthenian Kingdom and the Ukrainian Kingdom against the Red Army during the Eastern Crusade, fighting in Demjansk, Charkow, Kursk, Dnepr, Donez, Rostow, Stalingrad and the Northern Caucasus, against bandits, partisans, guerrillas and regular Red Army forces alike.

They also helped up the Royal White Ruthenian Army and Royal Ukrainian Army (including a Jewish Division) to build up their forces, participated in the training of first Gothic Order Divisions and help the White Ruthenians and Ukrainians to expel Poles from their territory towards central Poland in the Polish Kingdom as well. Therefore White Ruthenians and Ukrainians (many coming of local militia and police trained by the Teutonic Order) would also join their ranks as volunteers, while later losses during the war would even open up their Posenmeister Division for Polish forces, until in the End of the Second Great War roughly 1/3 of their fighting strength was Polish. Posenmeister Eicke however saw this as a opportunity to get rid of the poles still settling in what he saw as rightful future German lands in the east and therefore he tasked especially his polish troops with high risk and most likely deadly missions during the Second Great War, claiming that the Teutonic Order would take good care of their families for doing so. By this however he meant teaching their kids to grow up as Germans and giving their wife's to German Teutonic Order members so that the old dream from the First Great War, of Germanizing this border region could finally be fulfilled. During their time in the Eastern Crusade the Teutonic Division Number Three Posenmeister participated in war-crimes against local Polish and Russian forces when not all of the Poles and Russians there resettled on their own, including the shooting of some civilians behind the frontlines. Therefore the local population was sometimes hostile against the Teutonic Order in areas where such crimes occurred and the loyalty of non-ethnic German forces in these regions could also only be called questionable at most. Some of the Poles, White Ruthenians and Ukrainians therefore even rather deserted to the Red Army Soviet Forces during some of their suicidal missions at the front. This lead to many of them only serving behind the frontlines to fight partisans and secure supply lines, but even that only alongside regular German forces of the Teutonic Orders, instead of by themselves all alone. While many liked the anti-Bolshevik, anti-Russian, anti-Soviet and anti-Communist ideals of the Teutonic Order, their plans for Germanization of the region alienated many locals from them, who would have otherwise joined their ranks as volunteers.
 
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World Conquest they might need a reality check or two.
Well, considering the Anglosphere managed to pull it off, it's not really that unrealistic. If WASPs could pull off becoming the lead economic, military, political, and diplomatic force behind the world, why can't East Asians do it either? Or non-WASP Caucasians, for that matter? Or even Black Africans, or Middle Easterners?

What makes WASPs so special their Manifest Destiny* is the one, true path for Humanity, and no one else can pull off what they did?

*Or as it actually is, the White Man's Burden.
Indeed, Britain, tried Russia too. While many see the Japanese island position as unfortunate, the conquest of Asia can give them the manpower for their armies and industry needed alongside resources, while a powerful navy dominating the Pacific means they control much of the trade into the region as well and a huge part of the overall global trade network and marked (even more so once these regions develop furhter after WW2 TTL, just look how Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, SIngapore and the other Tiger States have grown since then OTL and many remained colonies much longer then TTL).
 
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