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Japan and Germany in the Modern World

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Japan and Germany in the Modern World

Bernd Martin

330 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-858-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (November 1995)

ISBN  978-1-84545-047-2 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (December 2005)

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First study of the fascinating parallelism that characterizes developments in Japan and Germany by one of Germany's leading Japan specialists.

With the founding of their respective national states, the Meiji Empire in 1869 and the German Reich in 1871, Japan and Germany entered world politics. Since then both countries have developed in strikingly similar ways, and it is not surprising that these two became close allies during the Second World War, although in the end this proved a "fatal attraction."

Bernd Martin is Professor of History at the University of Freiburg.

Subject: 18th/19th Century History 20th Century History
Area: Germany Asia



Chapter 1. Fatal Affinities: the German Role in the Modernization of Japan in the Early Meiji Period (1868-1895) and its Aftermath
Chapter 2. Japan during the World Economic Crisis: Big Business and Social Unrest
Chapter 3. Three Forms of Fascism: Japan - Italy - Germany
Chapter 4. Germany and Pearl Harbor
Chapter 5. The German Japanese Alliance in the Second World War
Chapter 6. The Pacific War and the Twentieth Century


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