The Japanese War During The Vietnam War Essay

774 Words May 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Trinity; people, government and military, is very important for nation states especially conducting the war. However, the U.S. trinity was unbalance during the Vietnam War. The decision makers in the U.S were very positive to conduct the war against North Vietnam and they sometimes used Vietnam issues for political strife. In addition, the military officers could not recommend not to conduct the war or not to explain the risks of the war. These situations were similar to Japan after the Russo-Japanese War. The Japanese Empire defeated the Qing dynasty in Sino-Japanese War in 1895. After ten years, the Japanese Imperial Navy defeated the Baltic fleet. As the result, Japan won the Russo-Japanese war in 1905. After the Russo-Japanese war, people in Japan believed “Japan never lose because Japan is the land of God.” These groundless insistences linked the Japanese legend like “divine wind.” Militaries became ‘arrogance’. This military arrogance conquered politics/government. The government in Japan became ‘lazy.’ As the result, Japan was leading to the Great War by arrogance and lazy.
On the other hand, the U.S. won the Great War against Nazi-Germany and the Japanese Empire in 1945. These victories were perfect in history of the war. People in the U.S. especially politicians thought, “We, the U.S. never loose because we have enough resources, strong military and population.” Their confidence turned into conviction through the Great War. As the result, the U.S politicians had…

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