I became Stalin chapter 62
“The fate of the empire depends on how devoted all its subjects are to their duties!”
The commander-in-chief’s words echoed throughout the entire fleet. All the officers and soldiers of the fleet looked serious and listened to Admiral Yamamoto. The commander-in-chief’s voice was as desperate as vomiting blood.
The war had not yet begun, but as if the final battle had already arrived, and like a samurai preparing for the final battle, the commander-in-chief’s voice contained a wretched determination. In front of that resolution, everyone began to prepare themselves as if contagious.
“Now is the opportunity to punish the demonic Anglo-Americans who have suppressed and disrupted the sacred war of our Empire! In just one decisive battle, bury all their fleets in the Pacific Ocean and achieve the prosperity of East Asia, and repay the Emperor’s favor with blood!”
Repay with blood! Tenno Heika Banzai!!! The soldiers lined up on the deck of each ship cheered. Even from those submarines being salvaged by ships with their upper structures raised above the water, some soldiers leaned out and listened to the commander-in-chief’s speech.
“We have the best battleships in the world! There are even more elite soldiers than anyone else! Each weapon that the Emperor has bestowed on us is blessed with grace and the blood and sweat of our subjects! There is no defeat for us, soldiers! Do not spare your life!”
The soldiers with short learning did not understand all the instructions of the commander-in-chief, who used old-fashioned characters. However, it was well known that it was the best battleship in the world.
The gunship of the commander-in-chief, who led the fleet, was not the original Nagato, the flagship of the combined fleet. A giant that even they did not know stood at the forefront and fluttering the commander’s flag symbolizing the flagship.
Hinomaru, the flag of the Rising Sun, and the commander’s flag fluttered and fluttered from the mast of the giant ship. The sailors squirmed. what the hell is that boat?
“In the combined fleet, Commander-in-Chief, the leader of the gunship is Heihachiro Togo, a beautiful tradition since the time of his Excellency! Yamato, the main building, takes the lead. Let all the soldiers be victorious in their respective positions with all their heart and all their heart. Do you know?”
“hurray! hurray! hurray!”
A huge shout shook the fleet. All the soldiers have been actively indoctrinated with ideologies such as the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere of the Japanese Empire and the harmony of the five tribes over the past few years.
To advance to the continent of Jina is to educate and cooperate with the uncivilized Chinese into the light of the East of the Empire to defend against the invasion of white forces, and advance to the south is to liberate Asia from the white-nosed colonists!
Of course, the intentions of the upper management were far from such a beautiful propaganda, but those who had never directly fought the Japanese believed this propaganda. Even the Japanese themselves.
Now, a decisive battle awaited them to face their greatest enemy, the United States. If you live, you are a hero of the empire, and if you die, you are a hero of the country! The momentum of the soldiers seemed to pierce the sky and overturn it.
However, Yamamoto Isoroku himself, who stimulated the soldiers through his speech, was the most gloomy.
“after… Even doing it this way… Can you win?”
The staff of the Combined Fleet General Command could not comprehend the Commander-in-Chief’s concerns.
As I said, if even one more weakened U.S. military is killed and oxidized with strong mental strength and will, what can the combined fleet of the Japanese Empire do to a single U.S. fleet that has lost its power because three battleships have escaped?
In addition to the tomb of surprise, the Japanese Empire prepared a deadly weapon for victory. Even if it’s an American giant, it’s a deadly weapon that can be smashed to pieces at once.
However, the commander-in-chief was serious, and none of the staff were so ignorant as to anger the commander-in-chief by telling their feelings openly.
“They say we will annihilate the American fleet. However, can they create a land squadron that doesn’t exist right away and occupy the Hawaiian Islands? Or can you just hit the island and destroy it? Even if the Hawaiian Islands fall, the mainland of the United States remains far away, and eventually… .”
“dismissal! Wouldn’t it be worth the battle if we could defeat their fleet through a tapered interception operation and advance to the south to obtain oil?”
Yamamoto looked carefully at the officer who made the remark. Probably a high-ranking staff member from the War College. His face was not tanned by the sun, and he was on the white side, and he was well-dressed with a navy uniform upright.
He didn’t look very old, but he was already wearing the rank of colonel, so it was clear that he was on the fast track.
You might be smart. But… vision is narrow
“If you go south and get oil, you will only have one of the many weapons that the United States has on an equal footing. The war situation in the Atlantic is not easy enough for the British to roam around in the East, so the South will be easily acquired and protected. But even if we sink the American fleet, what have we done to the election of the fleet?”
The staffs tilted. They were still unaware of the immense power of the United States. When he was studying in the United States, he saw the huge industrial complexes in Chicago and Detroit and encountered the production.
Not only these people, but also the upper-level military and members of the cabinet.
They were the ones who had been watching with their own eyes how amazingly Japan developed and the history of its rapid growth. So I had confidence.
Japan won the Sino-Japanese War and won the Russo-Japanese War. Despite its poor history, Japan has now emerged as a dignified power, freed from the greed of being forced to open the Black Ship in a more shabby state.
Britain and the United States, which had humiliated Japan, were beaten up by an untimely blow and were in a state of disarray. Now, finally, in order to prove that it was a great power and to humiliate history, it was necessary to destroy the United States, and the upper management was fully evaluating it as possible.
But it was difficult for him to be optimistic. The war was decided, and it was the duty of the soldiers to follow. Dying on the battlefield was nothing like a warrior’s duty, so he was not afraid of death. But what he fears is… It was a defeat.
‘If defeated, will Japan be able to preserve the national government and its subjects?’
The upper level was expecting that if the US lost all its fleet power, it would come out to the negotiating table and acknowledge Gina’s conquest and hegemony over the south.
But Yamamoto never thought so. Despite the fact that they were bragging about being weak and lacking in mental strength, Britain did not surrender and resisted to the end even in the current situation where the mainland was trampled on.
Even when Marshal Rommel, the conqueror of Africa, withdrew his 200,000 troops, they did not raise their hands and fought to the end. If the British are the same, will the United States, which is a more powerful country, surrender gracefully? Or will they fight in anger until they bury all of the combined fleet of the Japanese Empire in the Pacific?
‘If not, the entire Japanese archipelago might be burned down.’
While Japan struggled financially and built a few Yamato-class battleships, the United States was able to produce far more, if not more powerful enough warships.
They said that if you wanted to capture a battleship, you would have to bring the same battleship and start an artillery battle… As an aeronautical psychiatrist, Yamamoto knew it well. It may be an airplane rather than a battleship. There are also torpedoes.
If the Empire of Japan loses Yamato and Musashi, it will never be able to recover this power in a short period of time.
But what about the US? Even if the Pacific Fleet loses all its battleships and aircraft carriers, how long will it take to recover them?
He couldn’t possibly guess. Incremental interception, the tapering interception, could be used by the United States against Japan even after Japan had won. If so… If America doesn’t give up until the end, can we win?
What the ‘invincible emperor’ had now was nothing but tactics (奇策). It was by no means a means to decisively overturn the dominance of power. In the long run, it can be rather toxic.
Nevertheless, what on earth is the superior who allowed it to think?
The young officer, Günther Prin, who had served as chief treasurer of the allied German Empire and adviser on the strategy of the Japanese navy, seemed astonished by the tactics of Japan. I still remember the expression on his face as if he was staring at me as if it had no meaning.
“You guys, get ready for battle. It is the role of the commander and the lieutenant who is worried about the grand generation! Do your best to prepare for the coming battle.”
“Yes! Your Excellency, Commander-in-Chief!”
To Pearl Harbor… Eight hours ahead. By the time we arrive, the dawn of Asrai will come.
At that moment, the fate of the Japanese Empire was at stake.
“Victory or defeat?”
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At the Japanese embassy in the U.S., U.S. Foreign Ministry officials had to try to stop the brash and rampant Secretary of State Hull.
Cowardly Japs! How can you turn those words over like the palm of your hand? I will bury all of you yellow monkeys in the sea!
Although a diplomat, his investigations were not at all diplomatic. I did just that.
After the surprise declaration of war on Germany, the United States, paranoidly obsessed with whether Japan, a member of the same Axis Alliance, would open a war with the United States, questioned.
Each time, Japan deceived the United States as if it had no intention of opening a war at all, and when it came to Inje, it sent a surprise declaration of war to the U.S. State Department.
The Secretary of State, who had been sleeping hard at dawn, had to rush home after receiving an urgent phone call, and without even taking his eyes off him, he had to come to the embassy surrounded by the US troops to meet with the ambassador.
“I have nothing more to say, Your Excellency. In our government… .”
“Damn it, do whatever you want. America is not backing down!”
“Yes. We are aware of that.”
Kichisaburo stared coldly into the fiery eyes of Secretary Hull, who was raging. Of course, Hull wasn’t intimidated by that gesture. Rather, he got more angry and just screamed and ran away.
‘It’s like a rude caucasian servant… .’
Kichisaburo frowned inwardly. The Japanese embassy was besieged by heavily armed police and American forces, and the embassy staff would now be deported. However, all of that was a very small task compared to the work that soldiers who would fight on the battlefield had to bear.
It was also small compared to the work done by the German Empire, a friendly country. Kichisaburo was personally very impressed with the German achievements. Succeed in the collapse of the British, the great power that has dominated the seas of the world!
The German army was still struggling on the island of Britain, but even that was judged by the ambassador with an indomitable spirit. Isn’t it like the spirit of a samurai who sharpens and polishes his sword and strikes the enemy’s neck despite the harsh treatment he received after losing the last battle?
No matter how strong the enemy, the warrior does not give in. I’ll just give my life away and disappear like a stubble!
“Pack up! When you come back… I will come back victorious!”
I became Stalin chapter 62