Sure. If Japan got out of China they would never have been embargoed by the US. Now if they used the opportunity to buy Siberia from the Russians, and the Netherlands East Indies from the Dutch government in exile, they would have been supported by the US. They would have built an empire that would have made them the third force on earth.Strategos' Risk said:I'm surprised that no one is interested in reviving the Third World/Non-aligned movement consolidates under China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, etc. idea I linked to.
Could a Japanese Empire-Soviet-West Cold War have resulted if Japan never threw its lot with the Axis?