1938 - ROME  -  HITLER  AND  MUSSOLINI  MEET.


ITALY  HAS  RECENTLY  CONQUERED  ABYSSINIA  -  GERMANY  HAD  ANEX  AUSTRIA.


THEY  NEED  JAPAN  TO  COMPLETE  THEIR  AXIS  POWER.


A  NEW  WORLD  ORDER  IS  FORMING.


1938  -  JAPAN,  STRUGGLES  WITH  CHINA,  MORE  ARE  CALLED-UP  TO  FIGHT.  QUICK  VICTORY  EVAPORATES.  IT'S  A  STALE-MATE.


A  SOLDIER  TO  A  FRIEND  JUST  DRAFTED,  "I  PRAY  TO  THE  GODS  YOU DON'T  HAVE  TO  GO  TO  THE  FRONT.  IF  YOU  DO  THAT  WILL  BE  THE  END.  IF  YOU  COME  BACK  IT  WILL  ONLY  BE  AS  BONES.  WHY  WASTE ALL  THOSE  YOUNG  LIVES,  ESPECIALLY  A  GOOD  PERSON  LIKE  YOU."


ENTHUSIASM  FOR  THE  WAR  IN  CHINA  STARTS  TO  WANE.


1938  -  HOKKAIDO  -  OCTOBER.  WEDDING  OF  JAPAN  LIEUTENANT.  BY  THE  TIME  HE  LEAVES  FOR  THE  FRONT  HIS  WIFE  IS  PREGNANT.  HE  SAYS,  "THANK  YOU  FOR  LOVING  ME  SO  LONG.  AS  I'M  GOING  TO  TAKE  PART  IN  THE  GREAT  BATTLE,  ON  WHICH  OUR  COUNTRIES  FATE  DEPENDS,  I  CAN  NOT  EXPECT  TO  COME  HOME  ALIVE.  STAY  CALM,  AND  DEAL  WITH  WHATEVER  HAPPENS  WITH  THE  HELP  OF  YOUR  PARENTS.  I  HOPE  OUR  NEW  BABY  WILL  BE  EVER  SAFE.  YOU  MUST  TAKE  VERY  GOOD  CARE  OF  YOURSELF."


1939  -  TOKO  -  FEBRUARY.  THE  GOVERNMENT  STARTS  A  CAMPAIGN  TO  GET  EVERYONE  BEHIND  THE  EFFORT.


A  RALLY  FOR  WOMEN'S  DEFENSE  ASSOCIATION  TO  RAISE  MONEY  AND  CARE  PACKAGES  FOR  TROOPS  AT  THE  FRONT.


THE  WHOLE  NATION  IS  NOW  AT  WAR.


SCHOOL  SPORTS  DAY  FOR  CHILDREN,  THEY  HAVE  TO  PERFORM  MILITARY  DRILLS.


12  YEAR  OLD  GIRL,  "THIS  IS  THE  VERY  MOMENT  JAPAN  NEEDS  TOTAL  SUPPORT  FROM  ITS  PEOPLE.  WE  ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE  FUTURE  OF  JAPAN,  AS  WE  ARE  THE  NEXT  GENERATION.  WE  MUST  LIVE  OUR  LIVES  WITH  STRENGTH  AND  BRIGHT  HEARTS."


1939  -  FEBRUARY  11TH.  SCHOOL  CHILDREN  CELEBRATE  EMPIRE  DAY  OUTSIDE  THE  EMPEROR'S  PALACE  IN  TOKYO.


THE  CULT  OF  THE  EMPEROR  UNIFIES  THE  NATION.  HE  IS  SEEN  AS  A LIVING  GOD,  WHO  EXPECTS  UNQUESTIONING  OBEDIENCE.


SCHOOL  BOY,  "HIS  IMPERIAL  MAJESTY  SEEMS  TO  EMBODY  EVERYTHING,  THAT  WAY  HE'S  ABLE  TO  INFLAME  PASSIONS.  FOR  JAPAN  THIS  IS  A  HOLY  WAR."


STUDENT  GIRL,  "IN  BRITAIN  YOU  SAY  'GOD  SAVE  THE  KING.'  WITH  THE  HELP  OF  GOD  THE  KING  CAN  GOVERN.  IF  HE  DOES  NOT  OBEY  GOD'S  WILL,  THE  PEOPLE  HAVE  THE  RIGHT  TO  CUT  HIM  DOWN.  BUT IN  JAPAN  WE  BELIEVE  YOU  SHOULD  DIE  FOR  THE  SAKE  OF  THE  EMPEROR;  SO  NO  ONE  CAN  DISOBEY  AN  ORDER  TO  DIE  FOR  HIM."

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TO  BE  CONTINUED


YOU  CAN  SEE  THAT  EMOTIONAL  BRAIN-WASHING  AND  FOLLOWING  A  CULT/GOD  TYPE  LEADER,  WAS  NOT  JUST  HAPPENING  IN GERMANY  AND  ITALY;  IT  WAS  HAPPENING  JUST  AS  STRONGLY  IN  JAPAN.