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  •  meh. no different than the co-prosperity sphere (2+ / 0-)
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    The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (大東亜共栄圏 Dai-tō-a Kyōeiken) was a concept created and promulgated during the first third of the Shōwa period by the government and military of the Empire of Japan. It represented the desire to create a self-sufficient "bloc of Asian nations led by the Japanese and free of Western powers".

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 12:57:13 PM PST

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    •  The difference being... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...that the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is dead as doornails except in the over-excited minds of a few Japanese extreme right wingers, while Chinese imperialism is alive and well.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:18:07 PM PST

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      •  in the minds(sic) of anti-communist Sinophobes (0+ / 0-)
        Chinese imperialism is alive and well

        yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:41:09 PM PST

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