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Author Orbach, Danny, author

Title Curse on this country : the rebellious army of imperial Japan / Danny Orbach
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017


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Contents Warriors of high aspirations : the origins of military insubordination -- Jewel in the palace : the new political order -- By not stopping : military insubordination and the Taiwan expedition -- Fatal optimism : rebels and assassins in the 1870s -- Gold-eating monsters : military independence and the prerogative of supreme command -- Three puffs on a cigarette : Miura Gorō and the assassination of Queen Min -- Coup d'état in three acts : the Taishō political crisis -- The king of Manchuria : Kōmoto Daisaku and the assassination of Zhang Zuolin -- Cherry blossom : from resistance to rebellion -- Pure as water : the incident of February 1936 and the limits of military insubordination
Summary 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 the contrary. This work explains the culture of rebellion in the Japanese armed forces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Insubordination -- Japan -- History
Military discipline -- Japan -- History
Sociology, Military -- Japan -- History
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
Military discipline
Sociology, Military
SUBJECT Japan -- History, Military -- 1868-1945.
Subject Japan
Genre/Form Electronic books
Military history
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016043609
ISBN 9781501708343