January 9, 2014

Is China Copying Old Imperial Japan?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The Associated Press

In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might — after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialization — into formidable military power. At first, few of its possible rivals seemed to care. America and condescending European colonials did not quite believe that any Asian power could ever dare to threaten their own Pacific interests.

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