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SS 20 Chapter 6 Part D
Transcript of SS 20 Chapter 6 Part D
obedience to the emperor and the state
cult was created around Hirohito What does this type of ultranationalism do to people? What are people willing to do? Ultranationalism worked to rid Japan of democracy and to make the country a one-party state ruled by the military. Hirohito (Son of Heaven) was not involved in politics. In 1941, General Tojo Hideki became prime minister and transformed Japan into a military dictatorship. Tojo worked his way up through the ranks. He had a long warrior family tradition behind him. Ultranationalists promoted a return to ancient values that were woven into the country's social and political fabric.
worship emperor as demigod
our people are superior to all others
mission ordained by heaven
foreign policy assuring world we are good :) See similarities between Germany ??
Students taught to idealize the past
take pride in race and culture
practise duty and obedience as the highest virtues
Western books, values and culture were scorned, ideals of Nazi Germany were praised. Militarism and national defence were priorities. Fanatic militarists preached a doctrine that included contempt for death, exaltation of victory, and blind obedience. What did we call Japanses soldiers willing to die by the thousands, in order to honour their nation, emperor, and values? Kamikaze pilots began crashing their planes into Allied ships. They were willing to die by the thousands, without question, for their nation. You are taught to question at every turn. Are you beginning to see how ultranationalism develops? Shinto, the national Japanese religion, was also used for ultranationalism. Shinto teaches that the souls of the dead remain in the land of their birth and that they protect the living. When you went to fight, you would be protected by thousands if not millions of others before you. Fight with the strenght of great warriors around you!