At the same time many originally as light cruisers planned American ships were reordered to become aircraft carriers instead. While their deck and airplane sizes were limited they were seen as a fine addition to the bigger carrier and battleships models build to counter the Japanese momentary dominance of the Pacific and slow down their offensives before they continued to advance like they did in 1941/1942 before.

My reaction:

The Japanese could actually Zerg rush the American's with Cruiser's and the kamikaze are gonna get bloody with all that Aviation fuel...but that Zerg rush will be bloody glorious.
This conversions partly happened OTL too ^^
Yeah but looking back at that video of the ship numbers I believe the US had 127 escort Carriers by 1945 but looking at the USS Washington the Japanese managed to make the Battleship 100% inoperable with its weapons with Cruisers in a night battle and the co-Properity sphere has so many Cruisers to throw at the americans.
Yeah this will speed up Japanese landings for sure, but overall America has the high ground IF they hold out long enought for their industrial superiority to dwarf the C-PS and ACP in this war. ;D
Chapter 415: Falangism Americano and Coprospism Americano
Chapter 415: Falangism Americano and Coprospism Americano:

The Victories of the Axis Central Powers in Europe, Africa and Asia and the victories of the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Asia and the Pacifig had given rise to many Fascist Royalist, National Monarchist and after 1941 and 1942 even Coprospist organizations, parties and movements even outside their immediate Zone of conquest/ liberation and influence. Since 1935 the Falange Nacional was active in Chile, 1937 the Bolivian Socialist Falange followed in Bolivia and in 1938 the Alianza Revolucionaria Nacionalista Ecuatoriana rose to popularity in Ecuador. In Mexico the Synarchist had achieved a mass following during the late 1930s. Many of the Latin American Catholic countries of largely Portuguese and Spanish background, who had strong sympathy for Spain's and later the Axis Central Powers fight against Communism.

In Argentinia the Astilleros y Fabricas Navales del Estado was started as a Rio Santiago Dockyard and the Azul Ordinance Factory were finished, to concentrate the ship building industry into a huge national Argentinian complex, able to create warships for the Argentinian Navy, to increase their own Naval Power in South America. The Tanque Argentino Mediano (TAM) Company meanwhile produced armor for the forces, buying off minor competitors in Argentinia and became one of the largest metallurgic companies in South America. Somisa Steelworks helped supply the Argentinian Army too, by giving the much needed metals for this armament. Together with the Aerotechnical Institute and the Syndicaliste Industrial de Amasadoras Mecanicas (SIAM), the Fabricaciones Militares guided the amred forces build up of the ambitious South American State of Argentinia. The Puerto Belgrano Naval Base was expandet to supply the Argentinian fleet and air force. The Palomar Military College trained a new generation of high educated officers, influenced by Falangist, Fascist Royalist and National Monarchist ideas.

Infrastructure, mining operations and new rafineries were planned. Argentinan Supporters of Nationalist Spain established the Centro de Acción Espanola, which provided headquarters for the Falange Espanola de Buenos Aires. Argentinian Generals Carlos von der Becke, Juan N. Tonazzi, Manuel Rodriguez, Juan Pistarini, Augustin P. Justo, Juan J. Valle, Arturo Rawson, Basilo E. Pertine, Juan D. Peron and the Admirals Alberto Teisaire, Eleazar T. Videla, Vernego Lima, Pedro Casal, Mario Fincati, Agustin Poch and Abelardo Pantin planned the expansion of Argentine Power over their current state borders and even get the Falkland Islands from the British Empire, either by forcing them to do so, or by truly going to war over them once Argentinias hegemony in South America was cemented. The Argentinian National Syndicalist State would become one of the first Fascist Royalist in South America and a perfect Falangist ideal.

The Union Revolucionario rose in Peru, as well as the Movimiento Patriotico Falangista del Uruguay, as wel las the Movimiento Revolucionario Nacional Sindicalista, the National Sinarquists in Mexico (actice since 1937), together with the Colombia Alternativa Falangista wished to create a State of National Community. Even in the National Monarchist Poland a part of the Fascist Royalist/ National Monarchist groups and supporters were structured and idealised after the Falangists that had fought the Communists in Spain, just like they had fought the Sovieds in the twenties before.

But Coprospism gained supporters and influence too, as Coprospist groups, parties and movements in Mexico, Central America, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and to a small extend even in Argentinia and Venezuela. Some of them hoped to gain support against the American Dollar Imperialism and economic influence in Latin America, others simply saw that the American Star was sinking and the Japanese Sun rising across the Pacific. While some of them like Bolivia hoped to regain lost, or new territory (in Bolivias chase a link to the Pacific Ocean once again), others however hoped to gain economical growth and support, profiting from a rising Sun's hegemonial and global Power in Asia and the Pacific. Because of this some of this movements hoped to ally their nations with either forging a economical, political, or military alliance with the Axis Central Powers and the Co-Prosperity Sphere, or outright joining this factions as member states directly. Peru would be one of the forst members of the Co-Prosperity Sphere in South America, after a Japanese Peruvian, from the 6,000 Issei (first Generation Japanese immigrants) that lead to later 100,000 Japanese (Nisei - Second Generation, Sansei - Third Generation, Yonsei - Fourth Generation) descendant.
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Chapter 416: Japanese Supremacy of Will and Supremacy of Technology
Chapter 416: Japanese Supremacy of Will and Supremacy of Technology:

During the Imperial Japanese Army's and Imperial Taikoku Army's campaign in southern Niugini/Niu Gini (New Guinea) showed the need that the Japanese Coprospist Ideology and Supremacy of Will needed to be backed up by a Supremacy of Technology. While they could throw Asian numbers at the Allies and Soviets, that alone would not do against their modern armies and industrial capacity. Therefore the Japanese led Co-Prosperity Sphere needed their own technological superiority to beat them on the long run. Superior and better weapons would help them to not only maintain a superior position in Asia and protect their economic activities there too, but to secure the Chinese marked for them to end possible anti-Japanese boycotts and prevent a united China from ending the warlord system of smaller, independent states that would become subjects orbiting Japans Sun. This way they could dominate China and Asia, instead of allowing a policy of a Open Door were everyone could compede fairly. Only by doing so Japan could win the Darwinist Struggle, to become a Have, a Global Empire that had a strong economy, much land, a modern industry and had stopped to be a Have Not Nation like it, Germany and Italy had been before, because they had come too late for the Imperial Colonialist game to get any huge parts out of the world without truly fighting any real opponent for doing so.

In their operation in the South New Guinea Swamps and Jungles had proven to the Japanese and Taikoku Armies, that they were in need of special vehicles to operate in the Niugini/Niu Gini and overall Pacific Campaign. One of the vehicles possible usable for this type of warfare and use them in New Guinea and along the Pacific Island hopping, the S B swamp vehicle was build in 1933 as a first prototype. It's design was build by the Imperial Japanese Army as a swamp vehicle for use as a military transport/personnel carrier for crossing swampy terrain and water ways. It was also designed to transport men across water ways, powered by a drive propeller shaft. Just like the subsequent F B vehicle it had rubber floats attached to its track links to prevent it from sinking in the mire. It differed from the FB design by having fins at the track links and additional tracks under the hull. However, it did not go into production as it was deemed too heavy at 10 tons and too long at 10m.

The F B Swamp Vehicle was developed thereafter to address these issues encountered during testing. The F B was an Imperial Japanese Army military transport/personnel carrier used for crossing difficult swampy terrain. It was part of a series of vehicles developed by the army in its effort to mechanize and give mobility to their forces. A prior prototype known as the S B swamp vehicle was built, but it proved to be too heavy and cumbersome for its designed use. First produced in 1935, the F B was shorter and lighter than the S B prototype. A total of 480 F B units were built, making it the most numerous model produced of this type of vehicle by the Japanese Army. Subsequent to the F B, a smaller unit known as the T B swamp scout vehicle was produced.

The F B swamp vehicle was a military transport/personnel carrier of the Imperial Japanese Army, which was developed and used for crossing swampy terrain. It was part of the effort by the army to mechanize their forces and its cross-country capabilities. The F B was first produced in 1935, with 260 units being built till the Oubreak of the Pacific War. The F B had a two-to-three-man crew. The vehicle had eight road wheels per side, with rubber floats attached to the track links in order to prevent the vehicle from sinking into the quagmire. The F B could also be used to transport men across water ways, powered by a drive propeller shaft. It managed to make 30 km/h on the ground, 15 km/h in mud and 8.5 km/h in water.

Subsequent to the F B, a smaller swamp crossing vehicle was produced in 1942, after the lessons learned in the western south Niugini/Niu Gini (New Guinea) Operation and across the southern Niugini/Niu Gini Campaign towards Port Moresby. This new swamp scout vehicle would be known ad the T B. It's track links had rubber floats attached to them in order to prevent the vehicle from sinking in the mire. The vehicle weighted 1.8 tons and a total of 180 were produced. The T B like the F B was used in Niugini/Niu Gini, the Pacific Islands as well as in Bengal in India in 1943, when a Japanese, Burmese, Indian and partly Yankoku Armies led a counter-offensive into India, to expand the Provisional Government of Assam deeper into India. This Counter-offensice came after the British Arakan Offensive (17 November 1942 to 14 April 1943) and the Chindit Expedition (13 January 1943 to 29 March 1942) against the Co-Prosperity Sphere member State of the Kingdom of Burma. Their Co-Prosperity Sphere offensive against Assam and Bengal came during the Bengal famine between March and December 1943, leading to a anti-British uprising and widespread support for the incoming, liberating Co-Prosperity Sphere Armies.
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Chapter 417: Robert Poulet and Belgium/ Burgundia
Chapter 417: Robert Poulet and Belgium/ Burgundia:

Robert Poulet (born 4 September 1893) was a Belgian writer, literary critic and journalist. Educated at the Faculté des Mines in his hometown, Poulet served in the First Great War and before taking odd jobs in Belgium and France. He began writing for a number of literary reviews in the 1920s and published his first novel, the surrealist Handji, in 1931. He became a part of the 'Groupe du Lundi' that built up around Franz Hellens which attacked the regional novels prevalent in France at the time and instead endorsed magic realism. As a literary critic he became noted for his rejection of female authors, dismissing them as midinettes en diable.

Poulet was involved in politics during the early 1930s when he was a member of the corporatist study group Réaction. Although not altogether enamoured of National Monarchism, he became the 'political director' of Le Nouveau Journal, a collaborationist paper launched by Paul Colin in September 1940. A strong supporter of Belgian independence, he was heavily influenced by Charles Maurras and the Action Française and by 1941 was in agreement with Raymond de Becker that a corporatist, authoritarian party of state should be created. His idea was soon abandoned however when the German Empire decide to ditch him as well as Léon Degrelle and Rexism. While Poulet opposed the Rexist philosophy and ideals as strongly as that of the Vlaams Nationaal Verbond (VNV, Flemish National Union). Poulet also strongly opposed the partition of the Belgian State between the Netherlands, France and Germany under the Axis Central Powers. Despite all of this Poulet never opposed the German Empire and frequently wrote in support of them during his time at Le Nouveau Journal, in hopes that they might change their mind over Belgium and favor a independent Belgian state as a buffer between the Axis Central Powers of Germany and France. He praised the Axis Central Powers Eastern Crusade against the Soviet Union due to his own strict anti-communism.

He advocated for a independent Belgian National Monarchist State and a Belgian Monarchy under their own King. To manage that he travelled the Kingdom/ Empire of France and the Empire of Germany to advocate for his idea, even if it only meant a independent Belgian Buffer State. In his attempt to gain supporterd, Poulet joined the Burgundian Order and believed it to be a possible idea how a Belgian/ Burgundian State could survive between the major Axis Central Powers of France and Germany, or even expand alongside their whole border. For this he wrote for the far right National Monarchist/ Fascist Royalist journal and newspaper of the Burgundian Order, the Burgundian Cross. In this position Poulet denied any war crimes during the Eastern Crusade at all. Together with his close, lifelong friend the Zeichner (cartoonist) Hergé, who wrote The Adventures of Tintin and laer the Adventures of Burgundiane, he published propaganda newspapers, propaganda posters and even Zeichengeschichten (cartoons) for the Axis Central Powers, even if both still wished for a independent Belgium/ Burgunde until Hergé's death in 1983. Others who did not collaborate were arrested as Allied or Societ Spies and resistance members. Poulet's autobiography, appeared in 1976 over a decade before Poulet died at 6 October 1989 of old age.
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Chapter 418: The Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Navy and the Special Naval Landing Forces in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Chapter 418: The Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Navy and the Special Naval Landing Forces in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands

During their operations in the Solomon Islands and the Gilbert Islands, as well as their planned Operation against the Ellice Islands, the Imperial Japanese Army, the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Special Naval Landing Forces encountered problems, they then tried to fix with new strategies, tactics and technologies. To do so a Amphibious Truck "Su-Ki" was developed and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Co., Ltd as a Japanese military vehicle. It entered service in 1943 and was deployed to Japanese forces in the Pacific Theatre during the Second Great War. The Su-Ki is the two tonner amphibious truck developed by the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy. It is based on the Toyota 4x4 truck To-Ki. It had a steel boat shaped hull and could operate in either 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive. Su-Ki amphibious trucks were deployed to the Japanese military forces on Pacific islands during the Second Great War when they assaulted the Ellice Islands Campaign later in 1943 as well as in the Solomon Islands Campaign. They had a speed of 65 km/h and with their open top some even featured heavy machien guns. In the end nearly 400 Su-Ki were produced overall.

The Ellice Island Campaign also gave rise to the later amphibious landing craft, the Toyota Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT), that had evolved out of the Su-Ki between 1943 and 1944. The Japanese had learned their lessons from some of the more costly and devastating landings early in the war. Because of this this new Toyota LVT, the Su-Ki II was well armored all around to protect the transported crew, just like other Japanese Landing Crafts started to do around this time. Because of the lessons hard learned for Japan, this landing operatiosn were often accompanied by amphibious Ka-Mi and Ka-chi or other tanks, Japanese Navy ships and Japanese Army or Navy fighters or bombers. This lead o the development of the Su-Ki II Medium Assault Landing Craft in late 1944, that had integrated machine guns to cover the beaches and other Landing Crafts alongside their Amphibeous Tanks. While the Su-Ki and Su-Ki II could carry much fewer soldiers then regulair Landing Craft, they offered much more protection and supporting fire, even if they had to make more trips to land a similar ammound of troops. This system was increased with the Su-Ki III, that not only had integrated machine guns, but also grenade launchers to inflict heavy fire upon beach landing sides they had to capture, even without additional Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy Amphibeous Tank Support. This naturally meant that the Su-Ki III had even less place to transport landing forces then the Su-Ki and the Su-Ki II, or other more regulair, older Landing Crafts and Landing Vehicle variants. Some variations were motorized, some mechanized.
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Chapter 419: From the Movimiento Nacional Socialista de Chile to the Partido Agrario Nacional Monarchista de Chile
Chapter 419: From the Movimiento Nacional Socialista de Chile to the Partido Agrario Nacional Monarchista de Chile

Movimiento Nacional Socialista de Chile was a political movement in Chile, during the End of the Presidential Republic Era, which initially supported the ideas of Adolf Hitler, although it later moved towards a more indigenous form of fascism and later fascist royalism. They were commonly known as Nacistas. The movement was formed in April 1932 by General Diaz Valderrama. Carlos Keller Rueff (born January 3, 1898 died February 28, 1974) was a far-right Chilean writer, historian, and political figure, who became the main ideologue of the group. Keller was born in Concepción, Chile, into a family of German origin and completed his education at universities in Germany. He received his doctorate in 1921 and soon became known as a student of Chilean historian Alberto Edwards and Oswald Spengler, with whom he had struck up a friendship in Germany. His first book, Spengler y la Situaciòn Politica Cultural de la America Iberica (1927) argued for a strong hierarchical basis to Latin American politics in order to preserve Spanish identity. Leader of the group meanwhile became the political figure and author Jorge González von Marées (born April 5, 1900 died March 14, 1962) known as El Jefe (Spanish: The chief, analogous to the Führer). Jorge was born in Santiago of a German mother. He was ideologically influenced by Oswald Spengler. On April 5, 1932 he founded the Movimiento Nacional Socialista de Chile (MNS, National Socialist Movement of Chile) to oppose Democratism, Americanism, and Communism. González von Marées organized a failed coup attempt on September 5, 1938, in which 58 young nacista members were shot to death by police, in what became known as the Seguro Obrero massacre. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, but subsequently pardoned by President Pedro Aguirre Cerda. After this Marées reformed the group into the Nacional Monarchista de Chile (National Monarchist Movement of Chile).

The party initially followed the ideas of National Monarchism/ Fascist Royalism closely, stressing anti-Semitism. It received financial support from the German population of Chile and soon built up a membership of 20,000 people. The movement stressed what it saw as the need for one party rule, corporatism and solidarity between classes, and soon set up its own paramilitary wing, the Tropas Nacistas de Asalto. The initial support for Hitler was later abandoned, with González von Marées claiming by the late 1930s that the use of the name 'national socialist' had been an error on his part, after he changed it into national monarchism. Anti-semitism was also scaled back, with a more domestic form of fascist royalism being offered instead. Indeed the main ideological inspiration claimed by the group was Diego Portales and the choice of name had to an extent been inspired by the success the National Monarchism were enjoying in Europe and a desire to tap into their, at the time, high reputation. Initial contact with the NSDAP/AO eventually ended when that group criticised the Nacistas for their lack of commitment to anti-Semitism. Individual members (most notably, Miguel Serrano) continued to look to Adolf Hitler, but the majority of the party orientated itself around German Emperor Wilhelm II now and adopted National Monarchism instead.

The party obtained three deputies (3,5% of the votes) during the 1937 legislative elections. It then merged in 1938 with the Unión Socialista (Socialist Union) to create the Alianza Popular Libertadora (APL) which supported General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo's candidacy for the 1938 presidential election. However, fascist elements attempted a coup in September 1938, which was ruthlessly put down at the Seguro Obrero massacre, and led Ibáñez to oppose the National Socialists' choice of Gustavo Ross, leading to indirect support of the Radical Party's candidate, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, who narrowly won the election. In 1939, some members of the APL created an offshoot, the fascist Vanguardia Popular Socialista, which failed to have any impact, and whilst González von Marées was interned, the Party reformed itself and after his return, created the Nacional Monarchista de Chile (National Monarchist Movement of Chile) in 1940. They later merged with the Agrarian Party in 1945 to create the Partido Agrario Nacional Monarchista (ANM) and managed to gain much influence with their newspaper and get some of their members elected as cabinet ministers. Their leader Jorge González von Marées after that attempted to run for President of Chile directly, to bring a National Monarchist Socialist Agrarian Revolution that would renew the Chilen Nation, modernize it and make it a great hegemonial power in South America, or at least so the ANM and their supporters hoped.
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Chapter 420: Lessons learned at Burma and Niugini/Niu Gini (New Guinea): The Aerial dart/ Flechette and Bamboo Bombs
Chapter 420: Lessons learned at Burma and Niugini/Niu Gini (New Guinea): The Aerial dart/ Flechette and Bamboo Bombs

During their liberation of Burma and much more Niugini/Niu Gini (New Guinea), the Imperial Japanes Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy learned how to utilize the inviroment to their advance. This meant they used wood from trees and bamboo for trenches, bunkers and even traps of many kind and forms. This Japanese tactics and strategies of guerrilla warfare in the Hills, Mountains and Jungle led to the famous Bamboo Bombs, grenades and artillery shells (often even enemy ones) that were used for various traps, often even in combination with hidign them in the surrounding nature or buildings. Ofthen they were hidden, or even in a bundle of wood or bamboo put around them to camouflage the explosive from the enemy before it was too late. Another reason was that this way the number of scrapnel and splinter, to injure or kill enemy soldiers would greatly increase, without putting much additional ressources into these traps at all. Some of these taps simply sprug the enmy with spiked bamboo and wood , while others were prepared in a way that the enemy soldier wouldsimply fall into these spiked traps.

These system was quickly expanded into the so called Hachinosu (Beehive), a anti-personnel round packed, filled with aerial dart/ flechette out of wood or steel. The pointed projectiles with a vaned tail, for stable flight, that looked like little arrows or darts. The flechettes fired from an artillery gun by a Hachinosu, were most popularly deployed during the Niugini/Niu Gini (New Guinea), Solomones and later Burma/ India Campaigns campaigns. The name referring to the way the flechettes were compartmentalized and stacked, looking like the traditional image of a conical beehive. It was according to Co-Prosperity Sphere soldiers also true, that the term referred to a supposed buzzing sound its darts made when flying through the air. They were to a greater extend used during the End of the Second World War and in the wars after that, including insurrections. Most of these Hachinosu ejected between between 4,000 and 8,000 flechettes during flight, by a mechanical time fuze and often before, friendly troops were warned that such a round would be shot. Many of them were shot nearly horizontal, kind of like a Shotgun.

The success of the Hachinosu shells and later similar Grenades (with flechettes attacked to the side/ hull) led to the use of flechettes as air-dropped projeciles from Japanese Airplane Scouts, Fighters and Bombers too. They had a almost identical design and appearance and a very familiar form then regular flechettes munition, so that both were interchangeable. The air-dropped flechettes were in their form designed to be dropped from an aircraft. They contained no explosive charge but as they fell they would develop significant kinetic energy making them lethal and able to easily penetrate soft cover such as jungle canopy, several inches of sand or light armor, like helmets. Overall this munitions were simple and cheap, but could be dropped in huge numbers in a single pass. As their effects were often gruesome and indiscriminate, allied forces had to be out of the targeted drop Zone, or they would be killed just like the enemy.

After the Second Great War, this development led to the flechettegun/ needlegun, that had major advantages over conventional projectile firearms in its more compact size, high rate of fire, and extreme muzzle velocity. A needlegun leverages the principles of kinetic energy and conservation of momentum, resulting in a low-recoil delivery system capable of inflicting significant damage to a soft target. Although it has extreme velocity, the needle possesses little mass, delivering the equivalent kinetic energy of a larger projectile, but with less recoil-causing momentum. They were first used in the late 50s till the 60s by special Japanese Commandos.
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Chapter 421: Enrico Corradini and the Proletarian Nationalism that lead to the Roman Empire
Chapter 421: Enrico Corradini and the Proletarian Nationalism that lead to the Roman Empire:

Enrico Corradini (born 20 July 1865) was an Italian novelist, essayist, journalist and nationalist political figure. Corradini was born near Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany. A follower of Gabriele D'Annunzio, he founded the right-wing newspaper Il Regno (1903-1905), together with intellectuals Giovanni Papini, Vilfredo Pareto, and Giuseppe Prezzolini. It quickly became a staple for irredentist and radical thought that was to blend into Fascism. In 1910, the Italian Nationalist Association (Associazione Nazionalista Italiana, or ANI in short) was founded with the participation of Corradini, who was among the leaders. It made a name for itself after giving full support to Italian imperialism and the Italo-Turkish War of 1911, Corradini wrote two political essays on the matter (Il volere d'Italia - "Italy's Desire", and L'ora di Tripoli - "Tripoli's Moment"). He expanded such bellicose theories in the weekly L'Idea Nazionale, founded by him together with Alfredo Rocco and Luigi Federzoni. L'Idea Nazionale was turned into a daily with financing from natural advocates of militarism, military men and weapon manufacturers. Corradini and his paper created a generic nationalist theory after adopting Populism and Corporatism, while advocating Italy's entry into the First Great War, initially on the side of the Triple Alliance (the Central Powers, to which Italy had committed itself), then on that of the Triple Entente (the Allies, which promised to grant Italy all its territorial demands). The group also focused on a violent press campaign against Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti and other supporters of neutrality.

In 1919 Corradini developed the concept of Proletarian Nationalism, by starting to recognizing the fact that there are proletarian nations as well as proletarian classes; that is to say, there are nations whose living conditions are subject to the way of life of other nations, just as classes are. Once this is realized, nationalism must insist firmly on this truth: Italy is, materially and morally, a proletarian nation. After the First Great War, ANI was led by Corradini into a merger with the Partito Nazionale Fascista (PNF). Nonetheless, Corradini made sure to detach himself from the more controversial actions of the Blackshirts, while being nominated by Benito Mussolini to the Italian Senate, and joining his government in 1928. As a novelist, Corradini enjoyed success with his La patria lontana ("The Distant Fatherland"; 1910) and La guerra lontana ("The Distant War"; 1911), until he died in Rome at 10 December 1931. But even after his death, his theories and ideas influenced Italy's Fascists and the later Fascists Royalists became influenced by him, until the new Roman Empire that Mussolini created finally fullfilled the ideals and state system of the Proletarian Nationalism, by creating a class, system and nation combination that surpassed even Corradini's wildest dreams.
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On another note: the Shinano Aircraft Carrier Conversion of the Yamato Class will lead to the Shinano-Class Carriers TTL (biggest Japanese and C-PS Carrier Variation for longer time) leading plans for the Super Yamato-Class (Super Battleship) and the Super Shinano-Class (Super Aircraft Carrier), as well as the Tairyū (Great Dragon - see below) Battle Carrier-Class, a mix of the two.

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Japan might be the first one to design sub-munition cluster bomb, and that will be extremely effective in the war like this. Also, as a massive battleship, carrier ww2 fan I wonder will it work.
Chapter 422: Lessons learned at Midway: from the Shinano to the Tairyū and Taikaku/ Taitsuru
Chapter 422: Lessons learned at Midway: from the Shinano to the Tairyū and Taikaku/ Taitsuru

The Japanese Empire had been cheated by the Western (the European Nations and he USA) Powers before, first during the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), when they liberated Korea (the later Chosen), weakened China and were forced to back out of China, just for the Western Powers (Great Britain, France, Russia and Germany) to then set up their own Zones of influence in China themself. Japan was then once again cheated by them during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), when their wargoals (all of Sachalin/ Karafuto and direct Influence over all of Manchuria) were once again robbed from them by the Western Powers. It also happened after the First Great War (1914-1918) when after taking Germans Chinese Colonies, the Japanese had to give them back to China and dwarfen their demands that would have made China into some kind of Japanese Colony. In the End while the European Powers were creating huge, global Colonial Empires, they denied Japan the same growth. Worse, they even interfered with Japan's policy in China, while Nations like the United States had the Monroe Doctrine, that did not allow anyone like themselfes to interfear in the Americas. Since they at the same time denied Japan the same rights in China, Japan had all reason to feal cheated and betrayed. And like so often before, Japan learned from the Western Powers once more.

Had it before modernised it's state, industry, army and navy in their image, it would after 1918 learn their way to diplomatically cheat and betray. Britain who had lost far fewer numbers then France, after all managed to cheat it's way into getting most of the German Colonies as Mandates of the League of Nations, thanks to the little trick that their Dominions administrated most of them. Japan meanwhile watched closely, absorbed and learned from this. This led to the creation of the Co-Prosperity Sphere and the nation building in Manchukuo, Chosen and later Yankoku. After all when Japanese Puppets were set up in these areas it wasn't Japanese direct involvement and imperialism against China this time. This also helped the Empire of Japan to right some of the wrongs from the Washington Naval Treaty and the later First and Second London Naval Treaty. Japan cheated the treaty and tonnage regulations just like Germany and Italy (and even America and Briain to a extend) did, by not filling the ships with the maximum of ammunation and fuel, by additionally also leaving out some of the Anti-Air guns and smaller naval guns that could be later easily and quickly added, or in the chase of Carriers, by simply not filling them with ammunition, fuel and most airplanes at all. The Yamato-Class meanwhile was still build in secret and if discovered it would be claimed that they were build for the Empire of Manchukuo and Chosen, whose governments had not signed any treaty regulations. This way the Yamato-Class ships became the flagships of the Imperial Japanese Navies First, Second, Third, Forth and Fifth Fleets.

This greatly changed during the Second Great War (sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse) until the Battle of Midway. Carriers, not Battleships had suddenly proven themselfes to be the weapon of future wars and because of this the already partly build Shinano was repurposed after the heavy losses the Japanese Carrier Fleet had at Midway. Plans were quickly made to convert more Cruisers, Battlecruisers and Battleships into Carriers, or at least Aviation Carriers (AC), Half-Carriers (HC) or Battle Carriers (BC). As the main deck, lower side armor, and upper side armor around the ship's magazines had alreasy been completely installed, and the forward barbettes for the main guns were also nearly finished, the Shinano Aircraft Carrier Conversion became a hybrid, a Battle Carrier, to not slow down production by rebuilding much of the ship. The ship was renamed Tairyū (Great Dragon) and became the first of a class of so called Battle Carriers, or more precisely Super Battle Carriers, as it was a mix of the Yamato-Class and the so called Taikaku (or Taitsuru)-Class (Great Crane) in reference to the orignall planned conversion of the Shinano Battleship into a Carrier. All three, the Yamato-class, the Tairyū-class and the Taikaku/ Taitsuru-Class later had a planned, even larger Super variation of their original class.

The enorme size of thos 62,000 ton Tairyū-class and the Taikaku/ Taitsuru-Class allowed for much needed modernisation. The hangars, while able to be closed, were open to allow for better ventilation and ordnance or burning aircraft to be quickly tossed into the sea before they endangered the rest if the ship. They had the most modern and heaviest AA-guns for protections, as well as 12 28-rounds AA rocked launchers and the most heaviest side (400 mm, or16 in, inclined 20 degrees) and deck armor of any Japanese Aircraft Carrier build until then. The enormous space inside the ship allowed for much more aircrafts to be carried. The Battle-Carriers of the Tairyū (Great Dragon) -class were able to transport 80 aircraft and threfore more then the Ryujo-Class with 48 airplanes, the Juno-class with 53 airplanes the Soryu-class with 71 airplanes, the Hiryu-class with 73 airplanes and even the later Unryu-class with 65 airplanes. While they had not as much airplanes then the Shokaku-class with 84 airplanes, or the later Taiho-class with also 84 airplanes, the Kaga-class with 90 airplanes and the Akagi-class with 91 airplanes, their number was still more then enough to compete with the american carrier airplane capacities (up to 80 airplanes on the Wasp, up to 86 airplanes in the Ranger, up to 90 airplanes on the Lexington-class, up to 96 airplanes on the Yorktown-class). The American Lexington-class and Yorktown-class as well as the Essex-class with it's up to 100 airplanes however was still dwarfed by the Taikaku (or Taitsuru)-Class (Great Crane) of the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1944. Their maximum capacity of airplanes was 160 and their great ammunition, fuel and airplane storage capacities made them the new flagships of the Imperial Japanese Navy Fleets.

These flagships were used as supply and logistic carrier for the rest of the fleet, as well as the landing carrier for the returning aircraft from the smaller main fleet carriers, from 1944 untill late in the sixties and seventies with various upgrades and modernisations. Additionally the Great Cranes could also serve as direct attack carriers, using most of their aircrafts to either cover the fleet, while the remaining carriers attacked with all of theirs, or suppor their assault waves, while each carrier used their own Close Air Support and Fighters to cover certain parts of the fleet or the whole fleet at all. The Great Dragons and the Great Cranes were also used to resupply and establish Island bases in the Pacific, as one trip with them was more then enough to fill up all the intitial aircrafts that would fit on most of those airfields and fortified islands. The most modern and best fire control systems, water pumps and anti-aircraft systems, also made these newer Yamato, Tairyū and Taikaku/ Taitsuru-class ships the best and most securest, the Imperial Japanese Navy had build until then and their transported aircraft, like Mitsubishi A7M Reppū (烈風, "Strong Gale"), Aichi B7A Ryusei (流星 Ryūsei, "Shooting Star"), Nakajima C6N Saiun (彩雲, "Iridescent Cloud") Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (櫻花 Ōka, "cherry blossom") were the most modern of their type.
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Chapter 423: Iisakki Vihtori Kosola and the Greater Finnish Kingdom
Chapter 423: Iisakki Vihtori Kosola and the Greater Finnish Kingdom:

Iisakki Vihtori Kosola (born 10 July 1884) was the leader of the Finnish right-wing radical Lapua Movement. Kosola was born in Ylihärmä, Southern Ostrobothnia. His family's farmhouse burnt down the next year, and the family moved to Lapua. His formative years were spent in farming and cattle-breeding. Kosola was an active recruiter of Finnish Jäger troops to Germany from Autumn 1915, and was incarcerated in 1916. He was imprisoned in Helsinki, then at the Shpalernaya prison in St. Petersburg among other Finnish activists. He was released after the Russian Revolution and eagerly took part in the Finnish Civil War against the Red Guards and the Russians. After the war Kosola led the Lapua White Guard. He also joined the Agrarian League. In the 1920s he organized Vientirauha, a strikebreakers' organisation, in Southern Ostrobothnia. He made a speech at the first meeting of the anti-communist Lapua Movement as it was organized in 1929, and was chosen as its leader as the movement radicalized in the following year. He took part of the abortive Mäntsälä Rebellion of 1932 that ended with the dissolution and banning of the Lapua Movement and the brief imprisonment of Kosola.

Kosola was chosen as president of the Lapua Movement's successor, the Patriotic People's Movement (IKL), but as the Movement became more political, Kosola had less time to participate in its affairs in Helsinki. Kosola's political career ended in 1936, when he was deposed from IKL's leadership; he was considered more of a liability than an asset by IKL. Contemporary accounts describe Kosola after being freed from jail as a tired and sick man who drank alcohol to deal with the stress. He was also in excessive debt and his farm was subject to foreclosure and auction. He died of pneumonia in December 1936. Kosola's first son, Niilo, bought the farm and was eventually elected as a MP and briefly as a government minister. Kosola's second son, Pentti, was imprisoned for shooting a political opponent. Pentti fought in the Finnish-Russian Winter War (1939–40) as a fighter pilot, but was killed in action. Kosola's radical right-wing politics caused a common saying in the 1930s: "Heil Hitler, meil Kosola," accented Finnish for "They've got Hitler, we've got Kosola". Sometimes also a third stanza, "muil Mussolini" (the others have Mussolini) was added. Kosola had a sobriquet Kosolini after his charismatic and vivid style of speech similar to Benito Mussolini. While he died on died 14 December 1936, his ideals and goals would influence the Finnish Nationalis Movements and the idea for a Kingdom of Greater Finnland., that included the Kola Peninsula and Karelia. Regiosn that would be liberated from Soviet rule during the Eastern Crussade and directly put under the administration of the Finnish King and Government.

In Kosola's memory, some of the Russian place names were replaced by Finnish ones, including a new city (Kosolakaupunki/ Kosalacity) named after him. In the eyes of the Finnish National Monarchists, the local Karelian people, a Baltic-Finnish ethnic group, were just a ethnographig group of Finnish living in the region, therefore it's annexation was rightfully legal and justified. The new integrated region was not only seen as a old and rightfull Finnish territory, was settled by Finnish people further, when new Finnish farms, towns and cities were estabilished in the region to strengthen the Finnish ties and claims there. While Soviet Political Commissars, Officers and even civil administrators were often shot on the spot, the majority of Russians who had to leave the region were transported by train to German, United Baltic Duchy, Russian and Finish liberated Saint Petersburg, the new capital of the Tsardom of Russia and the reestablished Russian Empire. Quickly the Russian Tsar and the new Russian Government in St. Petersburg agreed to a new border adjuctment with the Finnish Kingdom that aknowledged each others new border as well as the new regions of settlement between their dominant ehtnic groups in the region.
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Chapter 424: The Karen National Buddhist Union and the Karen National Buddhist Liberation Army
Chapter 424: The Karen National Buddhist Union and the Karen National Buddhist Liberation Army:

As the Katen people, living between the newly liberated Kingdom of Burma and the Kingdom of Siam/Thailand as member states of the Co-Prosperity Sphere, the nearby Karenni had taken uo arms to fight for their own independence after feeling betryed that they were part of Burma and Siam/Thailand but had not gotten a state of their own. While Japan secretly supproted their wish for authonomy, sincee it would allow them to press precious ressources out of their region better, they ad no intenton to alienate the Siamese/ Thai and Burmese with such a moce, since they were among their most important, most trustworthy and numerous allies and supporters in southeast Asia. So to deal with the Problem, the Japanese rallied the nearby Karen people of the mountains of southeastern Burma and northwestern Siam/Thailans, into the Karen National Union. With the help of this minority they intendet to supress the nearby Karenni and Mon minorities, should they rise up against the local Co-Prosperity Sphere governments and kingdoms, or the Empire of Japan. The Karen, also known as Kayin, Kariang or Yang people, in the Karen languages also known as Per Ploan Poe/ Ploan and Pwa Ka Nyaw or Kanyaw.

As the majority of the Karen were Buddhists and some practised animism, they were seen as fellow Coprospist and Pan-Asian members of the Co-Prosperity Sphere. They were encouraged to infrom authorities about the small percentence of Karens that were Christians, who were seen as traitors to their asian traditions, religions and heritage. The Japanese tried to incorproate the Buddhist and Animist believes ot the Karen people into their own Shintoist believes. The Japanese offered internal autonomy to this region between Burma and Siam/Thailand, that was called Kawthoolei in the Karen language. To gain support the Karen National Buddhist Union (KNBU) was formed as a political movement and administration that would help. It's goal was not to promote independence, like the Karen had wished for before, but to adapt a federal system with internal provincial authonomy, were they would pay their tributes and taxes and even provide some of the armed and border forces for the governments of Burma and Siam/Thailand. They would have self-determination and internal authonomy as long as they obayed the Burmese and Siam/Thai Kingdoms.

The Japanese helped the Karen National Buddhist Union to set up a Karen National Buddhist Army (KNBA) that soon had a strenght of 5,000 forces in 1942, then 6,000 in 1943, after that 7,000 in 1944 and finally 8,000 in 1945 to counter Allied supplied and supported insurgencies and rebellions from other ethnic minority groups, communist and democratic underground movement's. Co-existence with the Kingdoms of Burma and Siam/Thailand was promoted in exchange for the right of self-determination and internal autonomy, claiming that the KNBU was mostly there to defend Karen communities and interests. Most Officers and Commanders of the KNBU had previously served in the armed forces of British Burma, but many had switched sides after being captured by the Japanese Army and the Burmese Liberation Army. In Burma they were supported by the Burmese nationalist who had previously fought Burmese Communists. His fight alongside the KNBU led to the fight against other, rebellious ethnic minorities that and the armed struggle supported by Allied supplies led to one of the world's longest running civil war began.

The Karen supported a federate system in the states of the Burmese Kingdom and the Siamese/ Thai Kingdom. This way the KNBU supporting Karen towns and cities supported the Co-Prosperity Sphere government, this way securing much of the Shan State region and the border between the Kingdom of Siam/ Thailand and Burma. They even secured the outsides of Mandalay (the pre-colonial formal loyal capital and the later capital) as well as Rangoon (the first Co-Prosperity Sphere capital with the larges harbor and airfield, therefore the central trade hub of the new, independent royal state. In a attempt to ease the border tensions and ethnic uprisings, ethnical Burmese from the west of the Siamese/ Thai annexed regions of the former British Burma Colony were relocated north into northern and eastern Burma, while Tai (mainly Shan, Khun, Lao and Nua) from northern and eastern Burma were resettled in the now Siamese/ Thai regions south that had been annexed from the British Colony by the Empire of Siam/ Thailand.
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