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    Showa Statism (also called Showa Nationalism), shortened Showaism, was a totalitarian, EthnoUltranat.png ethno-ultranationalist, culturally far-right, economically 3rd positionist (specifically favouring corporatism) and expansionist ideology, which was practiced and developed in Cball-Empire of Japan.png Japan during the first half of the reign of ShowaHirohito.png Emperor Showa (at the time called Hirohito). Showa Statism was a political syncretism of extreme ideologies in Japan, which developed over time after the Meiji.png Meiji Restoration, when Japan overthrew the previous Cball-Tokugawa.png Tokugawa Shogunate.



    Showa Statism's origins can be traced back to the Meiji Restoration. After the victory over China in the First Sino-Japanese War and over Russia in the Russo-Japanese War, Japan joined the Western powers. They needed a Strato.png strong military to secure Japan's new overseas empire which was reinforced by a feeling that only through a strong military would Japan earn the respect of Western nations. The period where it was the most prominent was during the dawn of the Showa.png Showa Period and throughout the Second World War. The first 20 years of Emperor Showa's reign it was characterized by extreme nationalism and a series of expansionist wars. It was a mixture of ideas such as Ultranat.png Japanese nationalism, Strato.png militarism, Fash.png fascism (while disputed by some), and Corptism.png corporatism, that was initiated by several political philosophers and thinkers in Japan. Those philosophers include Kita.png Ikka Kita, PanAsian.png Shumei Okawa, and Monarcho-Fascism.png Sadao Araki. Many had different (sometimes outright contrasting) views, which is why Showa Statism could be described as ideologically syncretic.

    Strato.png The Rise of Militarism

    Strato.png Kōdōha Faction

    The Kōdōha or the Imperial Way Faction was founded by were SadaoAraki.png General Sadao Araki and his protégé, Jinzaburō Masaki. The Kōdōha was a radical faction, that sought to establish a military government that promoted totalitarian, militaristic, and aggressive expansionist ideas and was mostly supported by young officers. The Kōdōha was strongly supportive of the hokushin-ron ("Northern Expansion Doctrine") strategy of a preemptive strike against the Soviet Union, believing that Siberia was in Japan's sphere of interest; although there were supporters of the Northern Expansion in the Tōseiha, the faction largely favored a more cautious defense expansion. Both factions had struggled to gain influence over the military after the Manchurian Incident, however, the Kodoha remained dominant until the resignation of Sadao Araki due to illness, and the Kodoha would start to decline in its influence over the military. Araki was replaced by General Senjūrō Hayashi, who had Tōseiha sympathies. Thus, after the February 26 Incident, the Kōdōha effectively ceased to exist, and the Tōseiha lost most of its raison d'être.

    JapRighteousArmy.png The Righteous Army

    A group of JapRighteousArmy.png young IJA officers who supported the radical Kodoha. The young officers believed that the problems facing the nation were the result of Japan drifting from the kokutai (国体) (an amorphous term often translated as "national polity", it roughly signifies the relationship between the Emperor and the state). To them, the "privileged classes," exploited the people,(Almost all of the young officers' subordinates were from poor peasant families or working-class) leading to widespread poverty in rural areas, and deceiving the Emperor, taking his power and weakening Japan. The solution, they believed, was a Showa-kanmuri.png "Shōwa Restoration" modeled on the Meiji.png Meiji Restoration of 70 years earlier. These beliefs were strongly influenced by contemporary nationalist thought, especially the political philosophy of Kita.png Ikki Kita On February 26th, 1936, they would attempt a military coup with the goal of purging the government and military leadership of their factional rivals and ideological opponents.

    Strato.png Feburary 26th Incident (26-28 Feburary 1936)

    The February 26th Incident (二・二六事件) was an attempted coup d'état in the Empire of Japan. It was organized by young officers known as the JapRighteousArmy.png Righteous Army, who support the Kodo-ha, with the goal of bringing about the "Showa Restoration," purging their political opponents (particularly the Tosei-ha) and restoring direct rule under House of Yamato.png Emperor Showa (Hirohito). Although they managed to assassinate several leading officials and occupy the government center of Tokyo, they had failed to assassinate Strato.png Prime Minister Keisuke Okada, secure control of the House of Yamato.png Imperial Palace, or get support from House of Yamato.png the Emperor. Their supporters in the army made attempts to capitalize on their actions, but divisions within the military, combined with anger at the coup, meant they were unable to achieve a change of government. Facing overwhelming opposition as the army moved against them, the rebels surrendered on 29 February. This resulted in the uprising being suppressed, the loss of Strato.png Koda-ha factional influence, and the Strato.png increase of military influence over the government.

    Strato.png Toseiha Faction Tojo.png

    The Toseiha or the Control Faction was a political faction in the Imperial Japanese Army active in the 1920s and 1930s. The Tōseiha was created by Tetsuzan Nagata and Tojo.png Hideki Tōjō, a group of moderate officers united primarily because of their opposition to the radical Kōdōha faction and its aggressive imperialist and anti-modernization ideals. They were concerned that the Kōdōha would gain too much power and Araki's emphasis on the spiritual morale of the army instead of modernization and mechanization. Rather than the confrontational approach of the Kōdōha, which wanted to bring about the "Showa Restoration" through violence, the Tōseiha sought to reform by working within the already existing system. The Tōseiha saw that a future war would be a total war, and maximizing Japan's industrial and military capacity would require the cooperation of Japan's bureaucracy and the zaibatsu unions which the Kōdōha despised. The Toseiha rivaled the radical Kodoha for influence over the army until the Kodoha's de facto dissolved after the February 26th Incident, as for the Toseiha, became the dominant influence in the Japanese military but lost most of its raison d'être and gradually disbanded.

    Totalitarian.png Totalitarian Period (1940-1945)


    PanAsian.png Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Eastasia.png

    The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is a concept used to justify the Showa.png Empire of Japan's JapImp.png imperialism. It promoted the cultural and economic unity of East Asians, Southeast Asians, South Asians, and Oceanians. It saw for its PanAsian.png Pan-Asian ideals of freedom and independence from the control of western powers. In practice, it was often used by Strato.png militarists and Nation.png nationalists, who saw an effective way to strengthen Showa.png Japan and advance its superiority within Asia.

    Ilminism.png Korea Cball-North Korea.png

    From 1910 to 1945, Korea was ruled as a part of the Empire of Japan. Upon its annexation, Japan declared that Korea would be officially named Chōsen.

    Cball-Taiwan.png Taiwan

    The island of Cball-Taiwan.png Taiwan was once a part of the Cball-Qing.png Qing Dynasty, however, was ceded to the Showa.png Empire of Japan in 1895 after the Showa.png Japanese victory in the First Sino-Japanese war. Cball-Taiwan.png Taiwan was Japan's first colony and Japanese intentions were to turn Taiwan into a model colony with much effort made to improve Taiwan's economy, public works, industry, cultural Japanization, and to support the essentials of Strato.png Japanese militarism in the Asia-Pacific.

    Cball-Manchukuo.png Manchukuo

    Cball-Manchukuo.png Manchukuo officially known as the Cball-Manchukuo.png State of Manchuria, also known as the Cball-Manchukuo.png Empire of (Great) Manchuria was a puppet state of the Showa.png Empire of Japan from 1932 to 1945. It was founded as a republic in 1932 after the Showa.png Japanese invasion of Manchuria (On September 18th, 1931, they invaded Manchuria prior to the Showa.png Mukden Incident. The war ended in 1932 and the Japanese established a puppet state of Manchukuo), and in 1934 it became a constitutional monarchy under the control of Cball-Japan.png Japan. Puyi.png Puyi was the Emperor of Cball-Manchukuo.png Manchukuo and was formerly the last Emperor of Cball-Qing.png China and the Qing Dynasty. Their occupation lasted until the success of the Cball-USSR.png Soviet Union and Cball-Mongolia.png Mongolia with the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation in August 1945.

    Cball-Philippines.png Philippines


    Cball-India.png India Azad Hind.png

    The Provisional Government of Free India or, Azad Hind, was an Indian provisional government established in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II. Azad Hind was recognized as a legitimate state by only a small number of countries limited solely to Axis powers and their allies. This government participated as an observer in the Greater East Asia Conference in November 1943.

    Cball-Myanmar.png Burma

    The State of Burma was a Japanese puppet state created by Japan in 1942 during the Japanese occupation of Burma in World War II. As the war situation gradually turned against the Japanese, the Japanese government decided that Burma and the Philippines would become fully independent as part of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, contrary to the original plan that independence only be granted after the completion of the war.

    Thailand.png Thailand


    Cball-SouthVietnam.png Vietnam

    The Empire of Vietnam is a Japanese puppet state. Japan would invade Vietnam, which was originally a colony of Cball-France.png France and was called French Indochina. The Imperial Japanese Army invade Vietnam in September 1940 which would result in the Japanese occupation of French Indochina. The Japanese tendered an official apology for the incident at Lạng Sơn on 5 October 1940. The Japanese-occupied towns were returned to French control and all French prisoners were released. They would occupy French Indochina until 1945. When the Allies invaded France in 1944, Japan suspected that the French authorities in Indochina might assist Allied operations in the region. Therefore, Japan deposed the French authorities in the spring of 1945, imprisoning the French administrators and taking direct control of Indochina until the end of the war. At that point, Vietnamese nationalists under the Viet Minh banner took control in the August Revolution and issued a Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The Japanese occupation of Indochina helped strengthen the Viet Minh and contributed to the outbreak of the First Indochina War in 1946 against French rule.

    Cball-Malaysia.png Malaysia and Cball-Singapore.png Singapore

    British Malaya, which compromised the Straits Settlements, Cball-FMS.png Federal Malay States and Unfederated Malay States was a British dependency in present-day Cball-Malaysia.png Malaysia and Cball-Singapore.png Singapore. In December 1941, Japanese forces began their offensive via Kota Bharu and Songkhla, contrary to British estimates that the Japanese will attack Singapore first (which is proven by the construction of Fort Siloso in Sentosa Island, Singapore for that purpose). The British military attempted to launch a defensive naval force, which compromises of battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battle cruiser HMS Repulse, code-named "Task Force Z" which later failed followed by the sinking of both capital ships by Japanese aerial torpedo attacks. The defeat of Allied troops at the Battle of Jitra by Japanese forces, supported by tanks moving south from Thailand on 11 December 1941 and the rapid advance of the Japanese inland from their Kota Bharu beachhead on the north-east coast of Malaya overwhelmed the northern defenses and the Japanese gradually taking over the Malay Peninsula. During the Battle of Singapore, British and Australian forces, including the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army, Dalforce and the newly established Malay Regiment fought Japanese advances until their defeat on 15 February 1942. After the surrender of Singapore, Singapore was then renamed "Syonan" (昭南) while the northern states of Kedah, Cball-Perlis.png Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu are later handed over to Thailand.png Thailand for a brief period of time alongside of the utilization of the ports in Singapore and Brunei as a naval base for the Imperial Japanese Navy until at the time of Cball-Japanrawr.png Japan's surrender in August 1945.

    Cball-Indonesia.png Indonesia

    Cball-Indonesia.png Indonesia was once a Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch colony that was called the Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch East Indies. The Showa.png Japanese conquered the Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch East Indies rather quickly, and their invasion of the Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch East Indies would begin on 10 January 1942, and the Showa.png Imperial Japanese Army overran the entire colony in less than three months. The Dutch surrendered on 8 March. Originally, most Cball-Indonesia.png Indonesians welcomed the Showa.png Japanese as liberators from their Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch colonial masters. However, this would change as the Showa.png Japanese recruited between 4 and 10 million Cball-Indonesia.png Indonesians as forced laborers on economic development and defense projects in Java. In 1944–1945, Allied troops largely bypassed the Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch East Indies and did not fight their way into the most populous parts such as Java and Sumatra. As such, most of the Cball-Netherlands.png Dutch East Indies were under occupation at the time of Cball-Japanrawr.png Japan's surrender in August 1945.

    Cball-Taiwan.png Second Sino-Japanese War Showa.png

    The Second Sino-Japanese War is an Antifash2.png anti-fascist and Anti-Colonial.png anti-colonialist nationalist struggle of Cball-Taiwan.png the Republic of China against the the Showa.png Empire of Japan. The war made up the Chinese theater of the wider Cball-US.png Pacific Theater of the Second World War. The start of the war is historically dated to the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on 7 July 1937, when a dispute between Showa.png Japanese and Cball-Taiwan.png Chinese troops in Peking escalated into a full-scale invasion. This war is often regarded as the start of the Second World War in Asia. Following the Marco-Polo Bridge Incident, the Showa.png Japanese were able to score major victories such as capturing large cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and the Cball-Taiwan.png Chinese capital of Nanjing in 1937, which would result in the Rape of Nanjing/Nanjing Massacre. Prior to failing to stop the Showa.png Japanese forces in the Battle of Wuhan, the Cball-Taiwan.png Chinese government was relocated to Chongqing. While Japan ruled the large cities, it lacked the adequate manpower to control Cball-Taiwan.png China's vast countryside.

    The NRA.png National Revolutionary Army under the command of Generalissimo ChiangKaiShek.png Chiang Kai-shek bravely fought against Japanese fascist invaders in 22 major battles that were extremely bloody. By 1939, after Chinese victories in Changsha and Guangxi, the war reached a stalemate. The war would end on September 2nd, 1945, resulting in the Showa.png Japanese surrendering to the Allies. The Japanese troops committed countless war crimes and murdered at least 10 million civilians during this war, and were notorious for their war crimes, such as Unit-731.png 731 human experiments.

    After the war, the Chinese economy collapsed due to the lack of Cball-US.png American foreign aid in the war, unlike most other counties like Cball-UK.png Britain, Gaullismicon2.png Free France, and Cball-USSR.png the USSR. The inflation rate skyrocketed, and corruption became extremely rampant. The ChinaCP.png CPC was able to take advantage of this and launched a major “offensive” after Japan surrendered and controlled 2/3 of the territories occupied by Japan after Japan surrendered. Many historians assess that this war destroyed the popularity and stability RightKMT.png Nationalist Government and paved the way for the communist takeover as the communists made minimum efforts to resist Japan, but instead focused on expanding its troops to turn on the nationalists.


    Due to the fact that Showa Japan was militarily allied with Nazi.png Nazi Germany and Cball-King-Italy.png Fascist Italy and shared ideological similarities, Showa Statism is usually taken to be a type of Fash.png Fascism, although this is disputed by some. Showa Statism is a syncretism of extremist ideologies. Some believed to unify the Asian race under the sacred rule of the emperor, some believed it was their destiny to liberate Asia from Western powers. Showa Statism is anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-communist, and anti-capitalist.

    Showa.png Nationalism Ultranat.png


    Religious.png Religion Theocrat.png

    Shinto Theocracy.png State Shinto, is the official religion of Cball-Japan.png Japan from 1868 through World War II. It implemented the ideals of Shinto into a political system. Shinto Theocracy.png State Shinto strongly encourage Shinto practices that emphasized House of Yamato.png the Emperor as a divine being.

    Strato.pngAnticommunism.png Zaibatsu oligopoly Corp.png

    The military often criticized political parties under a liberal democracy and the complicity of the politicians with the Corp.png zaibatsu corporate monopolies. Strato.png The military and zaibatsu favored the Corp.png state controlling the market, to reduce the attraction of Soc-h.png leftist ideologies like communism and socialism. This led to the rise of monopolies being formed during the Meiji Restoration, and some of those monopolies were owned by the state itself and the Corp.png zaibatsus. This economic arrangement was in ways similar to the Corporatocracy model.

    Fash.png Comparisons with European Fascism Nazi.png


    Mil.png Militarism Mil.png

    Japanese militarism refers to the belief that militarism should control the political and social life of the nation, and that the strength of the military is the same as the strength of a nation.

    Nazi.png Views on Race and Ethnicity


    Eastasia.png Japanese Fourth Theory

    The name is because it wants to unite Asia under it's beliefs.

    NeoShowa.png Neo-Showaism NettoUyoku.png

    NeoShowa.png Nippon Kaigi

    The Nippon Kaigi (日本会議, "Japan Conference") is an Ultranat.png ultranationalist, militarist and historical revisionist non-government organization who seek to "change the postwar national consciousness based on the Tokyo Tribunal's view of history as a fundamental problem" and to revise Japan's current Constitution. Most of the members of Nippon Kaigi viewed the LDP(Japan).png Liberal Democratic Party of Japan as their political partner, as the movement is influential in the legislative and executive branches of the Japanese government through its affiliates. They are critical of progressivism, especially having AntiFem.png anti-feminist and Anti-LGBT.png anti-LGBT sentiments in general.

    NettoUyoku.png Netto-uyoku

    The NettoUyoku.png Netto-uyokus (ネット右翼, Japanese Internet rightists, sometimes shortened to Netouyo or ネトウヨ) are netizens who embrace Ultranat.png ultranationalist far-right views on Japanese social media. The netto-uyoku are individuals with xenophobic and racist views and they generally convey support for historically revisionist views that portray the former Showa-kanmuri.png Empire of Japan in a positive way. They are compared with the western Altr.png Alt-Right due to their similarities

    Tatenokai.png Tatenokai LGBTShowa.png

    Tatenokai.png Tatenokai, or Shield Society (1968-1970), was a private militia formed by author LGBTShowa.png Yukio Mishima. Mishima was very proud of the traditional culture of Japan, and opposed western-style materialism. World.png globalism, and Commie.png communism, worrying that by embracing these ideas the Japanese people would lose their distinctive cultural heritage to become a "rootless" people. On 25 November 1970, Mishima and four members of his militia entered a military base in central Tokyo, took its commandant hostage, and unsuccessfully tried to inspire the Japan Self-Defense Forces to rise up and overthrow Cball-Japanrawr.png Japan's 1947 Constitution. After his speech and screaming of "Long live the Emperor!", he committed seppuku.

    How to Draw

    [!] Note: This flag can be considered shocking content in China, Taiwan and Korea. Be vary on this.
    The flag of Showa Statism is based on the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army, and therefore not to be mistaken with the ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces
    Flag of Showa Statism
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Fill in with white
    3. Draw a red circle in the middle
    4. Add sixteen red beams radiating from the circle
    5. Draw slanted eyes
    6. (Optional) Draw a "Kanmuri", a Japanese hat worn by Japanese Emperors throughout history.
    Color Name HEX RGB
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
    Red #B22D3D 178, 45, 61


    友達 (Friends)

    フレネミー (Frenemies)

    • Anmona.png 無政府君主制主義 - How does this show honor?! Go commit seppuku!
    • Stalin.png スターリン (Pre-1945) - Soviet trash, get ready to be pwned! (Although, thank you for the neutrality pact![7])
    • Zio.png シオニズム - I'm a great ally to Nazi.png him but my Fugu plan will keep you safe.
    • SL.png シルバーレジオニズム - You have the right idea, but you're a filthy American!
    • LDP(Japan).png 日本自民党 - Well it could be far worse...
    • Euras.png 第四の理論 - I do the same thing, but with East Asians. Though Russian dominance is cringe
    • 3princ.png 三民主義 3princ-col.png - Based Pan-Asianism but cringe for embracing Western values and for declaring war on me during WWII. However, Wang Jingwei is mega-based for allying with me and Chiang Kai-shek considered me a lesser evil to the commies and pardoned many of my followers such as Yasuji Okamura and Masanbu Tsuji during the Cold War.
    • Ilminism.png 一民主義 - Same as above. Claim to hate me but Syngman Rhee spared many Chinilpa, including Park Chung-hee himself, and cooperated with successors against the commies during the Cold War.

    敵 (Enemies)

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    1. [1], JSTOR.org.
    2. Refers to Showaists and foreign sympathizers with socialist views and genuinely motivated by Pan-Asianism and opposition to Western imperialism
    3. Refers to Japanese Showaists and foreign collaborators that were inspired by European colonialism and collaborated with the US and Chiang Kai-shek's KMT during the Cold War e.g. Nobusuke Kishi, Masanobu Tsuji, Yoshio Kodama, Matsutarō Shōriki, Yasuji Okamura, Ryochi Sasakawa, etc.
    4. [2]
    5. [3]
    6. [4]
    7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Japanese_Neutrality_Pact


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