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Encyclopedia > Greater East Asia War

The Greater East Asia War (大東亜戰争 daitōasensō?) is a translation of one of several terms used in Japan to describe its period of warfare in the 1930s and early 1940s, which includes Japan's part in World War II. // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were seen as a transition period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s, which also leads the period to be divided in two halves: The first half of the decade was dominated by World War II, the widest and most destructive armed conflict in... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ...

The two major components of it were

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Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan (5113 words)
With President George W Bush's "war on terror" mostly discredited, it is in Asia where the United States, instead of being rendered a sub-theme to China's historic rise, is totting up success stories, from North Korea to a potential breakthrough in India-Pakistan ties.
In this "changed constellation", a new Middle East is struggling to be born, which is, paradoxically, a legacy of the George W Bush era, except it is far different from what the US president had in mind.
Asia's "Big Three" are prone to suspicions and jealousies due to their highly competitive and strategic environment and this has led to a complex "new Asian drama".
East Asian Studies Documents: Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (1373 words)
The new Asia was to be known as the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
The states, their citizens, and resources, comprised in those areas pertaining to the Pacific, Central Asia, and the Indian Oceans formed into one general union are to be established as an autonomous zone of peaceful living and common prosperity on behalf of the peoples of the nations of East Asia.
For the present, the smaller co-prosperity sphere shall be the zone in which the construction of East Asia and the stabilization of national defense are to be aimed at.
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