Hitler was guided by an Asura?

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Re: Hitler was guided by an Asura?

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:49 am

kirtu wrote:Just a quick point - the Shogunate was abolished in 1867.


A country can't be under a series of military dictatorships for 675 years and lose the influence of the military on the government quickly without catastrophic events to force rapid change.

Which is exactly what happened.
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Re: Hitler was guided by an Asura?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:24 pm

kirtu wrote:
Red Faced Buddha wrote:I'd like to add that I do not understand why you started raging about Hirohito.I didn't say I liked the guy or even remotely admired him.Just that the generals(like the Shogun)were more powerful then Hirohito.


Just a quick point - the Shogunate was abolished in 1867.

If he even moved a step against them,he would be fried on the spot.Read a bit about Japan's history.


Not fired, perhaps murdered, we won't know for sure. Of course the day before he was to announce the end of the war, a group of junior officers staged a coup, so you may have a point.

However it is clear that Emperor Hirohito was not opposed to the war and did little if anything to stop or mitigate the suffering that Japan imposed on all of East Asia.

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Yes,but like the Shoguns of the past,the generals were the ones who held the power.I said fried,you know,like in "kill."On to the third,like I said,I'm not saying anything about Hirohito,just that he couldn't have stopped the war even if he had wanted to.It was only until the Allies had used the atomic bomb did Japan surrender.
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Re: Hitler was guided by an Asura?

Postby Masaru » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Hitler was guided by an Asura?


Which Asura?
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Re: Hitler was guided by an Asura?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:45 am

Masaru wrote:
Hitler was guided by an Asura?


Which Asura?


Some "Lord of Falsehood"guy.
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