It seems to me that you think the British Empire was evil. I certainly disagree, as it helped the places it occupied, but with no empire Britain would have been rather irrelevant. Indeed, without imperialism the West would never have risen to greatness at all and another civilization, like China, might have done it instead. In fact, without British imperialism specifically, there would be no Canada. There would be no Australia. There would be no New Zealand. There would be no United States.
The British Empire was immoral but I wouldn't call it evil. I think it's a pretty weak argument claiming that without Western imperialism the West "would never have risen to greatness at all". What about the Romans, the Greeks? Western civilization's heights exist because of European genetics that give us the creativity to express our thoughts into piratical application.
The existence of the US, Canada and Australia while immoral have been almost entirely cleansed of its indigenous peoples. It's impractical and unnecessary to leave now. Most importantly, Europe defiantly doesn't want millions of Americans moving into their lands.
Please stop bringing unimportant and incorrect claims into the argument. I feel like I'm wasting my time with you.
The Japanese were subhuman, inhuman savages. The scum of the earth. They should never be trusted again, even if our alliance with them serves our purposes.
The Nazi view though just basically read whole sections of Europeans out of the white race as ideological justification for aggressive conquest and ethnic cleansing. The Japanese were the Asian version of the Nazis, just more savage.
The Romans and Greeks weren't Westerners, but assuming they were they were of course imperialists, and we're better for it.I think it's a pretty weak argument claiming that without Western imperialism the West "would never have risen to greatness at all". What about the Romans, the Greeks?
Maybe, but the development of many advances came due to imperialism. American inventions, most obviously, wouldn't exist without it.Western civilization's heights exist because of European genetics that give us the creativity to express our thoughts into piratical application.
The February 12, 1945 massacre:To avoid needless violence and civilian deaths, and to preserve as large a force as possible to continue defensive operations in rural Luzon, Imperial Japanese Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita had ordered a complete withdrawal of Japanese troops from Manila. However, 10,000 marines under Vice Admiral Sanji Iwabuchi disobeyed Yamashita's orders and remained in Manila along with some IJA stragglers.
Various credible Western and Eastern sources agree that the death toll was at least 100,000, tallying to around 10% of the population of the city. The massacre was at its worst in the Battle of Manila, in which the Allies shelled the city of Manila to drive out the Japanese. By the time the Japanese were driven out, the city was in ruins, becoming the second most destroyed Allied capital city during the war, the first being Warsaw in Poland. During lulls in the battle for control of the city, Japanese troops took out their anger and frustration on the civilians caught in the crossfire. Japanese troops looted and burned, and brutally executed, tortured, decapitated and sexually abused women, men and children alike, Red Cross personnel, prisoners of war and hospital patients.
The Manila massacre was one of several major war crimes committed by the Imperial Japanese Army, as judged by the postwar military tribunal. Although General Yamashita had ordered all Japanese forces under his command to withdraw from Manila, and had no control over those who chose to disobey his orders, he was nonetheless judged to be responsible and executed. The Yamashita standard — regarding a commander's responsibility for action taken by anyone under his command — is based upon his trial. This decision is still controversial today.
On February 12, 1945, a Japanese Army officer along with 20 soldiers forcibly made their way into the college, which was then a refuge for 70 people, including 30 women and young girls, 16 European De La Salle Christian Brothers (all the pre-war American De La Salle Christian Brothers had been interned in the Los Baños Concentration Camp) and the college's chaplain-Redemptorist Father Cosgrave CSSR (an Australian), and the adult men of two families. Two days earlier, De La Salle College Director-Brother Egbert Xavier FSC (an Irishman) were earlier abducted by another group of Japanese soldiers. Both were never seen again.
After the Japanese troops herded all the people into the school chapel, they were then subsequently shot, slashed or bayoneted. Those who did not die in the attack were left to bleed to death. The Japanese attempted to rape some of the dying women. The chapel was then set on fire but it was not destroyed because it was built of marble and concrete. Only 10 people survived including one De La Salle Brother.
The 1939-built De La Salle Main Chapel is one of the few structures to survive the destruction of Southern Manila during the Manila massacres in February 1945.
‘Quel autre pays ou l’on puisse jouir d’une liberté si entière’
(In welk ander land kan men genieten van een zo totale vrijheid)
René Descartes over de Nederlandse Republiek.
The Japanese imperialists were the worst. They treated the captured American and allied troops like Auschwitz inmates. Have they ever made a movie that truly captures how evil they were? "Bridge On The River Kwai" doesn't cut it (although it's a great movie).
I'm glad our japanese friends cleaned some chinese.
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