Hiroshi66 said:Good point. The Communist Chinese and the Republic of Korea always tell Japan it is "re-writing history." Korea doesn't do any of this itself, but do the Communist Chinese write in their textbooks the horrors of the Communist government in Mainland China in the 1950's and 1960's? Do they write that in their history books? I don't think so. So before the PRC tells Japan off for re-writing history, they should look at themselves first.
It's called propaganda. I'm from Republic of China at Taiwan and I've learned the history of Japanese occupation. People hardly mention or hardly know it because the current Chen Shuibian regime wants to align with Japan against mainland China, and the former president Li Denghui was clearly a pro-Japanese puppet. Therefore the historical materials were buried for a period of time. Especially now Taiwan has imported a significant amount of Japanese culture, which is blindly admired by teenagers who have less respect of history and heritage.the Republic of China doesn't feel the extreme hatred that the Chinese on the Mainland feel.
Taiwan was a part of Qing dynasty for more than 200 years prior to Japanese intervention.And Taiwan Island was under occupation for fifty years, compared with the less than ten year occupation of Mainland China.
Jiang Jieshi 蔣窶ｰﾃｮﾂ静 (Chiang Kaishek) and Jiang Jingguo 蔣ﾃ｣Sﾅ｡ﾂ? (Chiang Chingkuo) had to save a face for Japanese. Because Japan was a big member of the allies in Asia, and Republic of China needed to appease Japan and keep a good relationship with U.S.A. in order to fight the communists in mainland, or at least defend themselves in island of Taiwan.Nonetheless, Chiang Kai Shek and Chiang Ching Kuo most likely told of the atrocities that occured ON MAINLAND CHINA. But what they failed to reveal was the fact that the Japanese weren't as brutal as they were in Korea and Mainland China on Taiwan.
ashuri2 said:well, if we deny japan an army, i think its time we start making other untrusted countries disarm too. wait a sec, that would be about half the world, wouldn't it? well, maybe then we'll disarm coutnries with atrocities in their past. wait, that wouldn't work either: no one would have an army, the u.s., great britain, china, and lots of other places included.
Doc said:Heh, no kidding. Besides if we truly want world peace without war or the need for a military I hate to break it to all of you tree hugging hippies, but it isn't going to happen. Humanity is prone to conflict. That's how we opperate.