Germany Influence On Japan's Declaration Of War

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This source is a history book written by Herbert P. Bix, an American historian and an expert in modern and contemporary Japanese history . It is about an account of the Japanese Emperor and the events which shaped modern Japanese imperialism. The part I quoted above is a comment of Fushimi Hiroyasu, Prince, on July 29, after France and Netherlands were defeated by Germany. Its purpose is to show that Fushimi was not willing to go to war with the US even though Germany, Japan’s ally, was having successful victories in Europe. This shows that Germany’s successful movements were not so influential on Japan’s declaration of war. The value of this source, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 2001 , is that the author used evidence
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