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China 2018 = Japan 1918: A Lesson from History
American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2018 | Robert Arvay

Posted on 12/07/2018 6:34:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind

China is following the path that Japan took in the years leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. Of course, China has been much more subtle, but no less aggressive. Indeed, the outcome may be worse.

Some background is in order.

In the year (1918) immediately after First World War, a war in which Japan was a member of the winning alliance, the Japanese expected to take their place on the world stage as major player. They were awarded many of the formerly German territories in the Pacific, but they demanded more. They demanded the formerly British and American markets in China. The Chinese resented both Britain and the U.S., but when the Japanese military arrived, the Chinese wisely allied themselves with their former oppressors and waged war against Japan.

Once the U.S. recognized the danger, the policy was to stop supplying Japan with the resources it needed to commit its crimes against humanity. To achieve this, an embargo was imposed, but the effect was the opposite of what had been hoped for. Instead of ceasing its aggressions, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

Today, we face a powerful, rising nation, a dictatorship called China. Its stated intention is to surpass the U.S. as a world power. Its likely aim is to subjugate the U.S. and, by extension, the entire world.

Instead of overt military invasions of their neighbors, the Chinese are using technology, economic ploys, and diplomacy to gain footholds inside the U.S. and other rival nations.

In a sense, the Chinese are hijacking the American system, harnessing it for use against us. China has enlisted American corporations, politicians, and even public opinion to create a Trojan Horse effect inside our borders. It has sent spies in various disguises, ranging from low-level observers to high-profile executives,

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: china; colonialism; japan

1 posted on 12/07/2018 6:34:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“the Chinese are using technology, economic ploys, and diplomacy to gain footholds inside the U.S.”

Actually they are simply colonizing us.

Take a look at the SF Bay Area and South Bay Los Angeles/Orange county. That’s who voted for the Rats in places like Irvine.

And virtually all of them have no qualms about disclosing technology to their Motherland. They see nothing wrong with it, and adopt a victim status justification: Oh Poor Us. We have to do this because you evil Gringos keep all the good stuff from us.

2 posted on 12/07/2018 6:40:34 AM PST by Regulator
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To: SeekAndFind

Yup, they’re following the same mercantile, expansionist path of Japan Past.

We are headed for Rough Water.

We should never buy Chinese electronic hardware for our military under the assumption its chock full of kill-switches and spyware.

3 posted on 12/07/2018 6:56:40 AM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind
We weren't the perps but "close enough"

China sees its 100 Years of Humiliation has having been yesterday.

They're determined to Make America Pay.

(Painting: England, Germany, France, Russia, Japan carve up China)

4 posted on 12/07/2018 6:59:47 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

China has the same goal as Imperial Japan, The Greater East-Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.

5 posted on 12/07/2018 7:01:57 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

And they want the US Navy tooling around nowhere closer than Guam, more or less. They’d probably prefer Hawaii, I’d wager.

Japan had the same view.

6 posted on 12/07/2018 7:06:36 AM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

The current threat from China may be high, but that may be due in greater part to its impending rapid decline. (Which is the opposite of pre-WWII Japan).

Consider the number of Chinese men aged 20 to 34, pulled from
2008: 164 Million
2013: 173 Million
2018: 170 Million
2023: 146 Million
2028: 126 Million

China will always have the manpower to be a serious threat to US interests. But with their 20-34 population dropping by more than 25% in the next 10 years, China’s young men are precious commodities.

India did not have a “one-child” policy. So, while India has about 10M more men than China in this age cohort now, they will have 67 Million more men aged 20-34 in 2028.

I’m not sure that the USA is all that high on the list of China’s problems. But whatever China fails to accomplish in the next couple of years might not get done at all.

7 posted on 12/07/2018 7:57:08 AM PST by Kaisersrsic
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Yes! Mercantile expansionism is wrong! The Party ruling DC is deeply offended at anyone who wants to use mercantile expansionism. ( unless it is them, or someone who will loan them a whole lot of money)

8 posted on 12/07/2018 9:41:57 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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