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    Showa Statism also called Showa Nationalism and shortened Showaism was a totalitarian, culturally far-right, economically right-leaning (specifically corporatism) and expansionist ideology which was practiced and developed in Cball-Japan.png Japan during the first half of the reign of Emperor Showa (who was called Hirohito at the time). Showa Statism was a political syncretism of extreme ideologies in Japan. It developed over time from the Meiji.png Meiji Restoration, after they overthrew the Cball-Tokugawa.png Tokugawa Shogunate.

    History

    Origins

    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 views, which is why Showa Statism could be described as a syncretism of extreme ideologies of Japan. The military often criticized political parties under a liberal democracy and the complicity of the politicians with the Corptism.png zaibatsu corporate monopolies. Strato.png The military favored the Corptism.png state controlling the market, to reduce the attraction of Soc.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 Corptism.png zaibatsus. This economic arrangement was in ways similar to the corporatist models of Fash.png European fascists.

    Strato.png Kodoha Faction

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    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 that 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. 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

    Opposed the Kodoha Faction.WIP

    Totalitarian.png Totalitarian Period (1940-1945)

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    PanAsian.png Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

    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 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

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    Cball-India.png India Azad Hind.png

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    Cball-Myanmar.png Burma

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    Thailand.png Thailand

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    Cball-SouthVietnam.png Vietnam

    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. WIP

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

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    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.

    PanAsian.png Amau Doctrine Showa.png

    The Amau Doctrine is essentially an Asian Monroe Doctrine, stating that Japan has total responsibility for Asia, in order “to preserve peace and order in East Asia.” This justified Japan's imperialistic ambitions, like the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, and can be seen later when Prime Minister Kōki Hirota announced justified Japanese expansion into northern China as the creation of "a special zone, anti-communist, pro-Japanese and pro-Manchukuo" that was a "fundamental part" of Japanese national existence.

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

    The Second Sino-Japanese War is a conflict fought between the Cball-Taiwan.png the Republic of China and 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. 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. 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.

    Cball-US.png Pacific War Showa.png

    The Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and Oceania. It was geographically the largest theater of the war. The tensions between the West and Japan have been building up. On December 7th the Japanese would launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, with the goal of crippling the United State's fleet. The Japanese had gambled that the United States when faced with such a sudden and massive blow and loss of life, would agree to a negotiated settlement and allow Japan free rein in Asia, however, this gamble did not pay off and only provoked the United States to join the war. Before the attack, the American public opposed joining and intervening in the war with Europe as they had just fought World War One. That soon vanished after the attack. Thailand would become allies with Japan on December 21st. To the south, the Imperial Japanese Army seized the British colony of Penang on 19 December. Hong Kong was attacked on 8 December and fell on 25 December 1941, and American bases on Guam and Wake Island were lost at around the same time. In January, Japan invaded British Burma, the Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands and captured Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Rabaul. WIP

    Beliefs

    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

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    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.

    Anticommunism.png Anticap.png Economic Third Positionism 3P.png Corptism.png

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    Fash.png Comparisons with European Fascism Nazi.png

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    Nazi.png Views on Race and Ethnicity

    NeoShowa.png Neo-Showaism NettoUyoku.png

    NeoShowa.png Nippon Kaigi

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    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

    How to Draw

    Flag of Showa Statism
    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Fill in with white.
    3. Draw a red circle in the middle.
    4. Draw some red beams coming out of the circle.
    5. Draw in slant 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


    • Note: This flag can be considered as a shocking content in China, Taiwan and Korea, therefore be vary on this.

    Relationships

    友達 (Friends)

    • Shinto Theocracy.png 国家神道 - 私を崇拝して! (Worship me!)
    • Imp.png 帝国主義 - 中韓は大日本帝国に植民地化されるのがふさわしい。(China and Korea deserves to be colonized by great Japan.)
    • Nazi.png ナツィオナールゾツィアリスムス - この「枢軸国」という言葉の響きは素晴らしいですね。(This whole axis thingy sounds cool.)
    • Esofash.png 難解なファシズム - 皇帝のために死ぬことは永遠に生きることですよ!(TO DIE FOR THE EMPEROR IS TO LIVE FOREVER!!!)
    • Fash.png ファシズム - 栄光の国のために戦って、アメリカが嫌い。凄いね! (You guys fight for your glorious nation and hate America. Sugoi!)
    • Ultranat.png ウルトラナショナリズム - 天皇陛下万歳!!!(LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR!!!)
    • Conmon.png 半立憲君主制 - 我々の偉大なリーダーである天皇陛下。(The Emperor, our great leader.)
    • Nation.png ナショナリズム - 日本に栄光あれ! (GLORY TO JAPAN!)
    • Strato.png 軍閥政治 - 日本の偉大な軍隊は、アジアの全てを征服するだろう!!! (Our great military shall conquer all of Asia!!!)
    • Corptism.png コーポラティズム - 財閥 go brrr (Zaibatsu go brrr.)
    • Fujimori.png 藤森主義 - Continues my legacy to other lands and replicates what I did to the Ainu to other savages.
    • PanAsian.png アジア主義 - ASIA FOR ASIANS! We must liberate all of Asia from Western imperialism and put them under new management of course.
    • Altr.png オルタナ右翼 / ネット右翼 NettoUyoku.png - オンラインの助けてくるてありがとうございました! (Thanks for defending me online!)
    • Mansphere.png インセル Incel.png - 上記と同じですけど、「嵌める権利」は魅力的に聞こえます... (Same as above, plus the "right to sex" thing sounds attractive...)
    • Hindutva.png ヒンドゥトヴァ - ラダビノードパル、日本の軍人を守るために発言してくれてありがとう (Thanks for speaking out in defense of our guys, Radhabinod Pal.)

    フレネミー (Frenemies)

    • Anmona.png 無政府君主制主義 - これでどうやって名誉を回復するんだ!?切腹してこい! (How does this show honor?! Go commit seppuku!)
    • Stalin.png スターリン - ソビエトのゴミ!でも、中立協定をありがとう!(Soviet trash! You will lose! Although, thank you for the neutrality pact!) [1]
    • Zio.png シオニズム - 私はナチスの素晴らしい同盟国ですが、私のフグ計画はあなたを安全に保つでしょう。(I'm a great ally to the Nazis but my Fugu plan will keep you safe.)
    • SL.png シルバーレジオニズム - あなたは正しい考えを持っているが、あなたは不潔なアメリカ人です!(You have the right idea, but you're a filty American!)
    • LDP(Japan).png 日本自民党 - まあそれははるかに悪い可能性があります (Well it could be far worse)

    敵 (Enemies)

    • 3princ.png 三民主義 3princ-col.png - 支那のクズ。(Chinese scum.)
    • China-blueshirt.png 中国の藍衣主義 - 別の支那のクズ。(Another Chinese scum.)
    • Ilminism.png 一民主義 - 朝鮮人のクズ。 (Korean scum.)
    • Tribal.png 部族主義 - アイヌと琉球のクズ。(Ainu and Ryukyuan scum.)
    • Mao.png 毛沢東思想 - 共産党 +支那 = ダブルクリンジ! (Communist + Chinese = DOUBLE CRINGE!)
    • Necon.png 新保守主義 - 米国「アメリカ」のクズ。 (American scum.)
    • FDRismF.png ニューディール主義 Libhawk.png - 日本人を殺して、日本を核兵器にしました! 倍! (YOU KILLED JAPANESE PEOPLE AND NUKED ME! TWICE!)
    • Antijap.png 反日亡国論 - 私の世界に対する帝国主義を止めたい自己嫌悪の日本人! (Self-hating Japanese who want to stop my imperialism against the world!)
    • Juche.png 主体思想 - Colonial rabble.
    • JapCom.png 日本のマルクス主義 - 天皇への脅威です!禁止しましょう! (You are a threat to the Emperor! You shall be banned!)
    • Libfem.png リベラル・フェミニズム - Rape culture? Based even though we never did that.
    • Ancom.png 無政府共産主義 - リィーーーー満州から去れ! (REEEEEEEE GET OUT OF MANCHURIA!)
    • Stalin.png スターリン (post-1945) - REEEEE, I KNOW I AM LOSING, BUT YOU CAN’T JUST BROKE OUR PEACE AGREEMENT!!!!!!

    Further Information

    Literature

    Wikipedia

    People

    People ideologically aligned with Showa Statism including collaborators from the satellite states and modern sympathizers.

    Showa.png Empire of Japan, Early Showa Period (1926-1945)

    Collaborators

    Cball-Japan.png Modern Japan (Nippon Kaigi, LDP Factions, Netto-uyoku, etc.)

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