I became Stalin chapter 239
There was one background in North Japan’s ability to pursue its own path no matter what the uproar in the south was.
“South Japan is going to invade alone? Will America let it go?”
The United States, South Japan’s largest sponsor, did not stand still and watch Japan’s far-right installation. Americans had already been scorched once by Japan’s pre-emptive strike and its madness.
Although the conservatives accepted the insistence of the conservatives that the national government must be a constitutional monarchy in order to facilitate public control in the United States, they looked at it with suspicion and put the brakes on every case.
Conservatives in Japan couldn’t even use the Communist Party, so it was a kind of necessary evil.
“The U.S. tells us to crack down on those Yakuzas too… .”
“What do they know? Catch the rednecks and run them like you did.”
However, US forces eventually withdrew to lower military tensions in the Far East. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Japanese authorities that have not been properly updated, such as the police and prosecutors, have begun to move to restore everything to its original state.
“No, because we are victims, right?”
“Uh-huh! There was a report of a commotion from this side first, but where did you come from?”
“noisy! Follow me to the police station!”
The bureaucratic power moved arbitrarily according to the taste of the superior.
The police prioritized cracking down on ‘discomfortable people’, regardless of whoever actually took the lead or who suffered more damage.
The yakuza could be released with a giggle, but the communists had to be locked up in cold prisons for days.
“Where in the world is this law?”
“method? did you say law? Because of you bastards, the law is being delayed, so you’re hurting. If you do, go to the top of your ranks and check it out!”
“Huh, huh, what the hell… .”
In North Japan, when Soviet troops withdrew, they left at least elected a government to enforce the law, whatever the process.
However, in southern Japan, confusion over constitutional enactment continued. In such a situation, the US military did not conduct proper elections and left.
In addition to this, as the tyranny of the remaining authorities began, the state began to run toward the dead end.
In rural areas, armed leftist organizations and right-wing paramilitary organizations clashed day after day. In the city, blood was splattered from the white terror of the Yakuza, the red terror of the communists, and the tyranny of the law enforcement agencies.
“We must rebuild Japan! A strong and prosperous Japan! hurray! hurray!”
“As a phoenix soars from the ruins, Japan will be rebuilt!”
Everyone shouted for reconstruction and prosperity, but let alone reconstruction, the remaining ones were crumbling in the extreme confrontation between the left and right.
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“Okay, is the work of creating chaos in Japan going well?”
“Yes! comrade secretary. Right now, the US State Department is getting opinions every minute that we should get rid of the South Japan issue.”
“It’s okay to let go, or not to let go. Either way, we don’t care.”
If it’s going to come into our hands, it’s better to bring it back, but if it doesn’t, it might be better to destroy it.
The division of occupation by Japan had already been agreed upon. We couldn’t get our hands on the southern half of the crowd.
if so? It’s better to just throw South Japan into chaos, which will be America’s loyal dependent, and make it neither yours nor mine.
And it could put a significant burden on the US overseas routes.
‘But he’s our bastard.’
Roosevelt made such a commentary on the State Department that it should impose sanctions on Nicaragua’s dictator Somosa.
In Central and South America, the front yard of the United States, the United States undoubtedly showed its disgusting side as an imperialist hegemon. He backed dictatorships that served the interests of the United States, helped suppress the dissatisfaction of the people, and planted saplings within the military to overthrow normal regimes in a military coup.
Somosa was a similar Latin American dictator, and if the United States was loyal to the United States, it could tolerate the dictator as ‘our bastard’.
Of course, the more publicly known about this, the more it will crack the image of the United States as a self-proclaimed ‘protector of liberty’.
“What if it is known that the United States has beaten the fascists with its own hands and then backed them up again, backing fascists, dictators, and political thugs?”
“That… Even so, wouldn’t you take the side of the United States if it actually benefits diplomatic relations?”
Khrushchev raised his hand and presented a cautious objection, as if concerned.
Ummm, it was still too low a rank to become a secretary.
Of course, the Soviet Union was doing this and that by claiming to represent the interests of the Third World countries and the colonies externally, and that actually helped.
But what about America? In the US, the story is a little different.
“In America, diplomacy is not the problem. They are trying to cause problems internally.”
As with many countries, the United States is not a homogeneous group with a single interest.
Rather, it is a complex network of relationships in which numerous stakeholders are intertwined. Among them were the ruthless military-industrial complexes and oil tycoons, the political elite in the East and the conservative legislators in the South, but also radical college students, unions, or minorities dissatisfied with the American system.
People such as the military-industrial complex and the oil tycoon would not blink an eye at America’s immorality, but would rather welcome it. They are the ones who are obsessed with borrowing the military power of the United States and squeezing out the blood and tears and oil of the people of the Third World to increase their belly.
But there were a lot of people in America, some who truly believed that America should be the defender of freedom.
“If you look at the naked side of my country’s government that supports the fascist regime, wouldn’t you be able to understand it a little sooner? How capitalism transformed into imperialism… No, about evolving.”
Such was the real history of the Vietnam War. World War II was a war to defend Europe and the Pacific against aggression by fascists, and the Korean War was a war of aggression by communists, but the Vietnam War was just a ‘dirty war’.
A war to protect the corrupt leaders and the remnants of the French colonial empire. A government that massacres the people who are dissatisfied with the way the country is going and causes armed insurrection, and a war that goes to another country to protect the government and kills and bombs grassroots.
It was also at one time to pave the Indochina Peninsula and Asia as a temple to prevent communism. As the truth of the war was revealed, the anti-war-anti-government movement spread like wildfire within the United States.
And unlike actual history, the Soviet Union in this world could become a ‘better alternative’ that did not fall into red imperialism.
“In the eyes of their disappointment, wouldn’t our prosperity and peace be a kind of alternative?”
* * *
The Soviet Union, which trampled the East German workers’ uprising, the Hungarian revolution, and the Prague Spring with a tram, could not be an alternative to the 68 Movement.
However, the Soviet Union, which supported Indonesia’s popular revolution and India’s anti-imperialist struggle, could be an alternative to tyrannical imperialism.
Now, for the United States, the moment of choice will come closer every moment.
“The presidential election is coming soon. And there will be events all over the world calling for US intervention. Those friends… You will have to choose whether to remove the mask of hypocrisy, or continue to push yourself.”
The Wallace administration was a good partner. Wallace was an idealist and a moralist. He believed that America could do more good for the world, and he wanted to do it.
But capitalism, which demands more markets and cheaper raw materials, has not been able to see the colonies leaping into human life. The British entered the colonial war first, and the United States was also experiencing internal redness as to whether to enter or not.
If MacArthur is elected, the United States will likely go to war to dump colonized nations around the world back into the gutter.
The contradictions revealed in the process, the Soviet Union will reveal to the world in every detail.
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“Start the demolition!”
Demolition and reconstruction of the ruined central Tokyo were in full swing. There was not much difference between the southern and northern Japanese regions.
But one problem arose.
“How did you get rid of this road like that? Stop!”
“Ignore it and proceed!”
The border line between North and South Korea, drawn based on the location of the imperial palace, created many problems as it was indifferent.
And the biggest problem was the Yasukuni Shrine.
As it was located in the northern part of the imperial era, this place, which was under the jurisdiction of northern Japan, was nothing less than a holy land for the right-wing forces in the south. If not the holy land, what would be the place where those who became gods who fought for the empire were enshrined?
However, the North Japanese government had no intention of rebuilding the shrine that had been engulfed in the explosion.
“Gentleman? Remove it, and burn the mortuary tablet. If we need to build a national cemetery in the first place, why do we need such a facility?”
The National Shinto, the official ideology of the Japanese Empire, was thoroughly rejected by the North Japanese Republic. Individual religion is free, but do we have to follow war criminals? was the main argument of the republic.
After the war criminals of the Pacific War were executed, those who sent them to the shrine were punished as “peace-related crimes,” at least in northern Japan.
“In order to atone for the empire’s past and create a peaceful tomorrow together with our neighbors, it is necessary to thoroughly clean up the past!”
Prime Minister Kenji Miyamoto insisted on that and ordered the removal of the “imperialist color” in all areas of society. National Shinto was also a part of it.
However, South Japan was terrified of the “radical vandalism” of North Japan.
“Can a country that throws away those who have contributed to it like a devoted partner like that can be sustained!”
“Yasukuni Shrine must be restored and protected as a cultural heritage!”
The right wing responded with a convulsive response to the Japanese Communist Party’s insistence that the Yasukuni Shrine be demolished and build a peace museum for the people of the world.
“peace? Rather, build a memorial to the victims of the atomic bomb to commemorate the Japanese victims of this terrible atomic bomb!”
“We are victims too! Victims occupied by the US and the USSR!”
When the US heard it, they were terrified and shouted about to beat them. But America is far and the fist is close. At the Yasukuni demolition site, hundreds or thousands of protesters who had crossed the border gathered, and the construction workers were frightened and started to leave their equipment behind and run away.
“Shut up! You are all under arrest!”
“Hehe, aren’t you going to walk away quietly?”
“Get down on the floor! If you don’t lie down, I’ll fire!”
The Yakuza with sashimi knives or Japanese swords walked in without fear even in front of the guns.
It wasn’t that they weren’t scary, but they had no choice but to face huge rewards and threats behind them.
“Shoot it! You idiots, shoot me!”
I became Stalin chapter 239