Jul 30, 2022
In Have Your Pie- and eat it too!
On December 8, 1941, Central Standard Time, in addition to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan also launched air or ground offensives on Guam, Manila, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Allied forces, dominated by the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States, were defeated like a mountain in the next six months, allowing the Japanese offensive to advance all the way south to New Guinea. Not only did Thailand participate in the Axis popular database powers, but the Burmese, Indonesian, Malay and Indian who had been under British and Dutch colonial rule for many years applauded Japan's victory. After the Empire of Japan achieved such a "brilliant" victory, it finally believed that the United Kingdom and the United States were just "paper tigers", and decided not only to "make a difference", but also to "work hard", in the name of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. To establish a new order in East Asia dominated by Japan. On February 15, 1942, General Yamashita Fengwen, commander of the 25th Army of the Imperial Japanese Army, was said to have used a "Yes or No" attitude to force General Arthur Percival, commander-in-chief of the British Malayan Army, to surrender in Singapore. .