Common theories include the increased power of the United States following development of the atomic bombTruman's greater distrust of the Soviet Union when compared with Roosevelt, and an increased desire to restrict Soviet influence in East Asia after the Yalta Conference. However, unlike the Soviet occupations of East Germany and North Koreathese plans were frustrated by Truman's opposition. Even with these measures, millions of people were still on the brink of starvation for several years after the surrender.
The Meiji Constitution had borrowed ideas from the American Constitution itself, but was much more reliant on the divinity of the Empire.
Furthermore, while it had two houses, a House of Representatives and a House of Peers, only one of the parties was made up of elected members. The House of Peers was made up of individuals from the imperial family. Even in its preamble, the Meiji Constitution speaks of deriving from ancestry and the glory of the throne rather than the will of the people.
The new Constitution would bring about subtle and major changes to the Meiji Constitution. The two houses are revised into the House of Representative and the House of Councilors, both made up of elected officials rather than the imperial family. The changes go beyond simple revising of previous establishments and word choice.
In the new Constitution of Japan the emperor would no longer be viewed as a god, but rather an ordinary man. He would still keep his position, and perform ceremonial rights, but would not be all powerful. An even more controversial change appears in the form of Article 9 in which Japan is not allowed to have a military.
When viewing this document, it is best to examine what is American, but also what Japan must do differently than its Western counterparts.
What sections are directly borrowed from America? What aspects of this constitution are unique to the Japanese, and play off their culture?
Why do you believe the Americans made the changes they did? US Naval War College 46 From God to Man: The Story of Hirohito When the war came to a close, the defeated Axis powers faced repercussions for their aggressive actions.
However, one key figure was missing from these trials: Over the duration of the second World War, Emperor Hirohito was one of the villainous faces that characterized anti-Japanese propaganda in the US. The emperor had been reluctant to join the war, but did not use his authority to end it sooner, in a sense making him just as guilty as other war criminals.
However, the emperor had some key differences that set him apart from the dictators of Europe. First, he was not their sole leader.The American Occupation of Japan and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more Enter your mobile number or email address below 5/5(1).
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