NO! Not an attack on ISBANE!!
First, they must build bases in the townships of T and E.
weirdly, I didn’t even notice the missing B until pointed out….
I automatically read it as Brisbane.
Go figure, human brain is uber-powerful and perfectly capable of Making Shit Up. Don’t trust your brain to tell you what’s there, only what you’re expecting to be there.
So what about the missing R?
As an Australian with Dutch parents, keep yer mitts off of New Holland! We called shotgun!
(Also, I’m getting some SBAHJ vibes from that map.)
No JPEG rape, so no.
They’re going to take over Australia?
because can you just picture how awesome it would be if an army of japanese calvary attacked from kangaroo-back? that’s why!
well, you know, that and cattle. at the time, australia rivaled the united states in production of beef, which was herded toward the ports to be loaded onto ships and sent to supply all of europe with food for the people and the war. [wereas the good ol' u s of a was providing things like torpedoes and ships for england to use, all aid short of war] so the japanese would not only have a nigh-unlimited supply of not-quite-kobe beef, but would also be denying said beef from europe.
not that japan much cared about europe, but once the west was done straightening out hitler it would only be a matter of time before they turned their eyes east, and hirohito-ko knew that hitler only intended to reuinite all the germanic races and lands [whether they wanted it or not] under the rule of their benevolent [ha] furer – not altogether unlike a shogun. he very specifically convinced the japanese that he didn’t give a crap about china, or se asia, and if they were inclined to attack russia he might see his way clear to being busy with other things while the [perfectly capable] soviets [kicked their asses - er, i mean,] succumbed to the invasion…
They likely just want the land, the women, and the resources. Beef, sand, and land to farm on.
Remember, Japan doesn’t have a ton of good sand without digging up beaches. Glass was probably a major sore point on ships, aircraft, and other articles of war (There wasn’t exactly a lot of shipping with the war going on.) Thus, sand would have been an important resource. Also, given the high population to area ratio anytime after about 1850, land is at a premium in Japan, and had been for a while at this point. Any major landmass that they could take over would have looked wonderful.
Imperial Japan were amongst the biggest dicks in history. They killed more people than the Nazis. Conducted more institutionalised rape than in Kosovo.
Supposedly, they wanted Australia in WW2 to base Pacific expansion, as well as the Iron and fossil fuels for its military machine. Factually, they disrupted shipping lanes with mini-subs. They also dropped more bombs on Darwin than the attack on Pearl Harbour…On the first attack. They conducted nearly 100 air raids on that city alone.
And Good ol’ American/Euro-centicism lets us completely ignore that! Go team!
yes, well, until japan attacked the US americans really only were bothered that people were messing with england [which somehow we were still friends with after the revolution and the war of 1812 where the brits just figured they'd kidnap americans and force them to fight in their war... the bicentenial's coming up btw] and not, in fact, the massive killings of jews etc.
in fact, there were factions [highly vocal and political factions] that supported hitler’s views [shocking!]
yes, it is one of the great mysteries of all time that the japanese bothered to attack, since, as even some of their own generals argued at the time – “yes, america could end this war with her military might, but she really doesn’t give a fuck about what happens offshore, and especially not in these places that don’t even have white people in them.” [not really a quote there, more of a paraphrase]
Hey– the maps all wrong. Everybody knows is should have Japan in the middle with Asian/Europe on one side and the Americas on the other.
GASP! you’re right!
[someone in the cartography department's gonna have to kill themselves over that one]
That was a bit of a Rhetorical Question about Australia–
Tho’ I always just figured that pretty much the only people who want the place are those who live there…..
Like the United States
The only thing that would throw a curve ball at us would to bring out an Experimental Japanese Battle Robot.
oh please yes.
but it would get to have an epic name like Battle Power Mecha Lily [or you know some other highly European-sounding girl's name] and maybe a bespectacled squid that flies along after it to cheer it on, or eat the survivors or something [who knows what squids are up to anyways]
No most likely they’d end up using a traditional japanese name with -maru at the end of it like in feudal japan. A lot of them were suckers for nostalgia and tradition.
yeah, you’re probably right. i was going on anime logic.
Anime logic came into play during 1950s Japan.
And it hasn’t left since….
[Gotta' love those Traditional to the Nth Degree Japanese!]
Please correct that completely anachronistic map. It is a modern one, and the story is happening during World War II. Here you have a contemporaneous Japanese map:
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