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Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Danny Orbach


Imperial Japanese soldiers were notorious for blindly following orders, and their enemies in the Pacific War derided them as “cattle to the slaughter.” But, in fact, the Imperial Japanese Army had a long history as one of the most disobedient armies in the world. Officers repeatedly staged coups d'états, violent insurrections, and political assassinations; their associates defied orders given by both the government and the general staff, launched independent military operations against other countries, and in two notorious cases conspired to assassinate foreign leaders despite direct orders to ... More

Keywords: rebellion, Imperial Japanese Army, Japan, assassination, fascism, Cherry Blossom Society, Taiwan, Saigō Takamori, China, Pacific War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705281
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danny Orbach, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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