Essay Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia

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Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Background Pg. 3
Thesis Pg. 3
Research questions Pg. 3
Rationale Pg. 3
Methodology Pg. 4
Chapter 2: Literature Review Pg. 5
Primary sources Pg. 5
Secondary sources Pg. 6
Chapter 3: Research Methodology Pg. 8
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The Japanese Occupation was really a nightmare at that time. We want to find out whether war does more harm or does more good. We should learn our lessons from the Japanese Occupation, apply them to today’s life, and prevent this from happening.

Methodology: In this paper, I will research on Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia. I will focus on the main causes and effects of Japanese Occupation, and the how did the propaganda at that time affected the people’s thinking and compare it with the reality.
According to the thesis, “War does more harm than good”, by knowing the effects of it, we can prove my thesis. In order to prevent this from happening again, we must find out the main causes of Japanese Occupation and thus prevent it from happening. The research on the propaganda can be used to educate the people to distinguish between propaganda and the reality. The sources of this paper include primary sources such as photographs, war diaries and newspaper articles at that time. Sources also include secondary sources such as books related to Japanese Occupation by those who went through Japanese Occupation, oral accounts and also interview. One good example of secondary sources is Lee Kuan Yew’s Memoirs.

Chapter 2: Literature Review
Primary sources: As primary sources, I will use two photographs taken about the Nanking Rape from and also some of

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