"The Rape of Nanking," by Iris Chang.

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"Maps can really point to places where life is evil now: Nanking; Dachau." History is based on perspective. World War II started on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army attacked Pearl Harbor. Europeans go back a couple years to September 1, 1939, when Germany attacked Poland. Africans see it earlier on the invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. However, Asians trace the beginnings of the war way back during the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Hitler and Germany use a …

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…their soldiers, not because they hated them, but rather for love and to protect them. The Japanese claim that the Sino-Japanese War was just another slap to protect their younger Asian brother and to show love. The civilians that died for the country because of many atrocities was not, in my opinion, a show of affection; three hundred thousands people killed by ruthless soldiers for no reason at all is not a war, its genocide.