I became Stalin chapter 74
Even if it was a New Year’s Eve, public opinion in the US did not subside. Rather, it only burned stronger.
In particular, Americans were genuinely angry with Japan.
Germany’s pre-emptive strike in Panama was within the scope of ‘understanding’. Even if the Gatun Dam collapsed and an American shipping vessel was attacked and sunk, the damage to the Americans was not that great.
In the beginning, even though it was legally a US territory, Panama was far from “our land” in the opinion of most Americans.
And the United States has not been very proud of fighting Germany. As everyone in the know knew, the United States claimed to be a neutral nation, giving Britain unilateral support, and used to attack German submarines.
“America only pays the price of burying our proud U-boat crew at sea!”
Goebbels exclaimed that in a propaganda broadcast.
Of course, even if it was true, the current American public opinion was not good enough to speak out in support of Germany, but it was difficult to ignore that and treat all Germans who make up a huge proportion of the population as traitors.
The US government clearly knew that many Germans were loyal to the US even in the last war.
However, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was different. The way the declaration of war was delivered was similar, and the surprise was similar.
However, the Pacific Fleet, which was the pride of the United States, turned into a pile of scrap metal and sank in the waters off Pearl Harbor. And by those damn yellow monkeys who rubbed their palms that there would be no war until yesterday.
“We will kill the idiots, we will kill more idiots, so we will kill the idiots until we give up the war!!”
“Death to the ripped-eyed monkeys! For every blood of an American, a hundred monkeys die!”
Violent street protests continued every day. Neither the ruling Democratic Party nor the opposition Republican Party tried to silence this public opinion. Rather, it only intensifies.
The Democrats wanted to win the support of the citizens in the war they were leading. Republicans, on the other hand, had to take a proactive stance, even to underscore the incompetence of the administration.
The demonstrations continued without end, and street marches, torches, and placards were held in major cities and towns throughout the country. Some of the wise men listed the massacres and evils committed by Germany and dismissed them as merely discriminatory based on racial prejudice, but such people were soon forced to shut their mouths in front of the pouring of profanity and stones.
“This government has put into effect Executive Order No. 9066 to protect the national security… .”
The situation was boiling with anxiety. Small clashes broke out in various places. Japanese were raided at work, at school, and in their residences.
Stones flew endlessly into the store windows, and most Japanese-run stores had to choose to close. He couldn’t just hide in the house. This is because, from neighborhood gangsters to veterans, they used to commit “religion” by throwing torches and Molotov cocktails at Japanese homes.
The form of the assailants varied.
In the meantime, Chinese nationals who were at war with Japan often took the lead to avoid attacks or criticisms that might come down on them.
Although there were few Japanese in the South, the attacks on these few were mainly involving local KKK corps. They were taken to the police for a formal investigation, but in the end, long live America in front of cheering supporters, leaving behind the smiling police chief and sheriff to see them off! I was able to walk out proudly shouting.
victims? He ran as if running away from the police station’s back door, avoiding the police threatening and booing citizens.
The Roosevelt administration seemed to be aiming for this by issuing Executive Order No. 9066 to detain all Japanese Americans for “investigation” and “protection”.
If they detained all the “enemy” people, the United States had to stand still. If all four countries, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain, were excluded immediately, about 30% of the American population would have to be locked up in a valley somewhere. However, it seemed that the Japanese, who only had a handful of them, could be confined enough.
There was also a ‘reason’. The Japanese were exposed to intensive terrorism and attacks, and the US government had a duty to protect their bodies and property. Whether or not this is actually the case is a separate matter.
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The reaction of Japanese residents was divided into two extremes.
“Ha! Dirty cocky Yankees! You are free and Nabal, you are equally ungrateful servants!”
The U.S. government, which had promised freedom and coexistence until yesterday, issued an executive order to put only Japanese descent into the camps. Many Japanese were outraged at the fact that there were too many Europeans and that they did not discriminate against white people, but pinpointed and locked up only people of color.
Of course, no one listened to their complaints. Rather, the traitors just run around and say that you are not. The “betrayal” of Japanese descent has already gracefully decorated the media.
Several young Japanese immigrants have opened fire on the island of Hawaii to protect a Japanese fighter pilot who crash-landed in Hawaii after an airstrike. The incident spread to shocked Americans, helping to ignite public opinion.
Not only cheap tabloids but also leading political theories were among the media who took part in the accusation procession by revealing their names and identities. No, all Americans except Japanese were trying to catch them and kill them.
“Dear Judge! As prosecutors defending law enforcement in the United States, I am convinced that these defendants are traitors who deserve no sympathy! I ask for the maximum sentence of the court and the death penalty for them.”
Their trial was swift, and with the judge glaring at the defendants coldly, the prosecutor sought the death penalty for all defendants. Despite the demand for quietness in the courtroom, the audience chanted the death penalty. Kill all the dirty yellow monkeys! Even the judges ignored their fuss.
There were a huge number of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii, many of whom were sending donations to the Japan Military Federation.
In addition, a significant number of people joined the “Imperial Comrades Association” and declared that they would not cooperate in the American war, so public opinion was on fire.
The pilots who crash-landed had already been killed by angry residents, and three of the six first- and second-generation Japanese were also killed. However, it was not the natives who were brought to court as “murderers,” but the young Japanese who were with the Japanese pilots.
They were charged with spying for information and providing refuge in support of the Japanese Empire’s surprise attack on the United States, and for the deliberate murder of Native Hawaiians, and the judge sentenced them all three heavy sentences, although not sentenced to death as requested by the prosecutor. sentenced to
And the US Army, which survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, began to search for tens of thousands of Japanese residents and send them to camps on the mainland.
Some tried to sell their property and move to South America, where their compatriots lived, but were imprisoned on spying charges.
“We are Americans! Born and raised in America, wherever our ancestors come from, we will be loyal to America as Americans!”
However, not all Japanese have renounced their allegiance to the United States. Many second and third generations of Japanese descent did not have the identity of being Japanese.
Nevertheless, the government tried to take them to quarantine camps, which collectively protested. We will not avoid war, please enlist instead! We will prove our loyalty!
Although we saw the backlash from the Japanese, the US military was negative. The U.S. intelligence service and the FBI had concluded that the half-Japanese cooperation was crucial to the success of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and they were wary of acting as spies for Japan after enlisting.
FBI Director Edgar Hoover vehemently opposes spies among those who wish to enlist.
“Spies, spies, damn spies! In the United States, these parasites are cancerous. We must not allow the parasites of society to pass into the military!”
The US Department of Defense also shared a negative perception. Eventually, those loyal to the United States gathered in separate camps to “verify” their allegiance.
Even if it was a concentration camp, it was qualitatively different from the places where most of the Japanese had to be taken to the barren land in the central inland, and the quality was different from that of a US base, but the boundaries were strict. In particular, Japanese descent from the Hawaii Coast Guard were assigned to solitary confinement and had to be monitored by heavily armed US soldiers.
A certain general of the army expressed interest in them, but… After being investigated by the military intelligence service, he too had to divert his attention elsewhere.
“If there is a mass desertion in a Japanese unit, can you take responsibility for it? Are you also trying to help the American enemy?”
He was forced to lower his tail in the face of the fierce reaction of FBI Director Hoover.
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“What? Did something like that happen?”
In the actual historical Pearl Harbor attack, the so-called “Nihau Incident” occurred while trying to protect a pilot who landed on Nihau Island.
Nevertheless, I never imagined that all Japanese, who make up a significant part of Hawaii’s population, would be thrown into concentration camps.
Roosevelt must have been quite pissed off.
Of course I could understand. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor succeeded in inflicting a fatal blow to the Pacific Fleet than in actual history.
Unlike the actual history of not losing a single aircraft carrier and only battleships, the Pacific Fleet evaporated as all but one Enterprise, which was the core of the initial counterattack, was lost in this case, and the battleships were also damaged. there was no
“Ugh… Are you saying you can’t stop me even if I tell you?”
It was difficult to even imagine how the Pacific War would unfold.
All but one aircraft carrier that the Americans could sustain on the front line flew away. Even if it was the best distinguished ship Enterprise in history, there was only one. It didn’t help much here, but anyway, Britain, an ally, was also smashed.
The US will probably suffer a bit until 43 or 44 when US supplies explode.
The Soviet Union is also annoyed, but we will have to entice Japan gently. Could it be Hitler running around? At the very least, they smashed the British and Panama, but Japan is still fighting with the Soviet Union, claiming titles and titles. Maybe Hitler is running rampant in Berlin by the back of his neck, haha.
“By the way, public opinion about Japan seems to be on fire, doesn’t it?”
“Yes, Comrade Secretary General. They’re saying they’re going to put all Japanese people in the gulag.”
In the original history, the United States organized the Nissei (2nd generation) unit, a Japanese unit that pledged allegiance to the United States, and they fought a great battle to prove their loyalty and played an active part in the war.
However, blocking even the creation of such a unit seemed somehow self-defeating. Well, I don’t think there’s much to worry about. After all, if a huge country called the United States is pouring out… No matter what you do, Germany and Japan will not be able to stop you.
Considering that the United States may shoot Tokyo-hot the moment a nuclear bomb is developed, the war could end sooner!
But the seeds of division within the United States will remain. The United States, which values freedom and civil rights, makes gulags like our Soviet Union and kills its own people… . There was one less accusation that the United States could use on this side later.
“Chief Beria, why don’t you go and pass on our advanced gulag management skills?”
“Pooh, puhuh… .”
Some of them burst into laughter at the sudden joke. As Beria smiled and tried to engrave their faces in her eyes, she pushed up her glasses and looked at each one, and then she hurriedly lowered her tail and pretended not to laugh… So why did you laugh like that?
It was understandable that Roosevelt’s Executive Order No. 9066, which, in actual history, could accommodate the citizens of a “religious country,” had been replaced with a law targeting only Japanese descent. The European front became the enemy of every country except Britain, Ireland, and the Soviet Union.
The Americans, however, were overly angry and, though not on the level of the Siberian Gulag, they were acting as if they were going to throw all the Japanese into a wasteland.
No, it wasn’t that much, he actually took it and threw it away.
It is said that Japanese immigrants and their second generation, who make up nearly a third of Hawaii’s population, were all dragged to the deserts of Arizona and Utah.
It is said that, with the exception of second-generation Japanese women, especially those married to “American” people such as whites or Native Americans, even infants and children were taken away to investigate anti-state espionage… .
I don’t have much to say about where the hell did you learn the technique. Because the Soviet Union, Germany, and Japan were all doing that.
Of course, rather than slaughter/extermination camps or labor camps in the USSR like Germany or Japan did, should I say that it’s fortunate that it’s just a quarantine camp with poor facilities? Somehow, in my opinion, it was like scratching for nothing.
“Oh, let’s pass this on to America too. They are asking for management so that people from Joseon do not go to concentration camps because they are Japanese colonists. If there are any Koreans who have been refused enlistment… Let them know that our Korean corps welcomes them at any time.”
Even a person like Colonel Kim Young-ok, one of the war heroes of World War II, could be at a disadvantage because of the ignorance of those in charge. It wasn’t that the US couldn’t distinguish between Korean and Japanese, but everyone on the front lines couldn’t have been that thoughtful and careful.
Even if you do enlist, it may be better to enlist in a Soviet army unit made up of Koreans than to suffer tangible and intangible disadvantages because you are of color or similar to Japanese descent.
Here too, there seemed to be a conflict of its own, as there were a mixture of Soviet, Chinese, Manchurian, and even natives from the mainland who had fled after being drafted by the Japanese army.
Of course, I didn’t dare to openly stand up for it, and it seemed like they were nurturing a friendship in the fierce and harsh training… What if I add Americans to this? It looks fun and interesting from the above, but it seemed like it could be a very daunting task from the point of view of practitioners.
But what about it? I’m not in charge of the practice, giggle. Although it may provoke Japan, it can be helpful to have many former military personnel who consider the Soviets as “comrades” to improve relations with the United States in the future.
“Yes! I will faithfully carry out the orders of Comrade General Secretary.”
“Cancer, then cancer.”
Even if it stimulates Japan, Japan will not dare to go to war.
It would be suicidal to go to war with the Soviet Union, which has literally millions of armies (albeit on the other side of Eurasia) at war with the United States and China. Not the kids who think about it, but even so, from the Far East to Siberia and Europe to Russia?
Lendless will be cut off, but the effect of receiving the infrastructure is slowly coming to the point where the lifeline is not cut off.
“Today’s meeting is over, how about a movie everyone? Comrade Bolshakov says he has a movie made by our friend, an American.”
I became Stalin chapter 74