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Happy Victory in Japan Day/National Liberation Day of Korea everyone!

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Happy Victory in Japan Day/National Liberation Day of Korea everyone!

 

On this day, 72 years ago, the Empire of Japan formally surrendered to the Allied Forces; Emperor Hirohito gave a radio broadcast of the Imperial Rescript of Surrender. The Empire of Japan held the official surrender ceremony on board USS Missouri on September 2nd, 1945 in Tokyo Bay, attended by political and military representatives of Japan and Allied nations.

 

With the surrender of the Empire of Japan came the official liberation of Korea, which had been a colony of Japan from its annexation in 1910, ending 35 years of occupation. Although Korea was divided into North and South Korea only a few years later, liberation finally arrived to the Korean people.

 

As a proud Korean-American I want to thank Wargaming for the planned addition of the Pan-Asian destroyer tech tree, finally officially introducing Taiwanese, Thai, Indonesian, and South Korean vehicles to the Wargaming universe. For years I have patiently waited for Wargaming to bring the Korean nation; the M46 Patton KR of World of Tanks was close, but not quite there. I am sure Wargaming has also made Taiwanese, Thai, and Indonesian players across the globe extremely happy as well, particularly because there have been no vehicles at all related to the three countries in the past. 

 

So I'd just like to say thank you Wargaming for finally making my dreams come true! A Korean ship, ROKS Chung Mu, is finally arriving and I will gladly grind the Pan-Asian tech tree to reach it. May more South Korean ships arrive! The ROKN had several re-purposed American Fletcher, Gearing, and Sumner-class destroyers in its history and it would be interesting if WG ever made a Premium ship or alternative tier X in the Pan-Asian tech tree to accommodate.

 

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As a proud Korean too, I do wish my country a happy National Liberation Day. Korea may be divided, but we are still the Korean people. Divided or not. Celebrating one holiday together on this day. 

 

Happy National Liberation Day/VJ Day! http://www.iexaminer.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Korea_Liberation_Day_09_7779857076.jpeg

 

 

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Liquor sales in Japan must go through the roof on this day every year; I can't imagine it being a "happy" day for anyone living there.

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7 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Liquor sales in Japan must go through the roof on this day every year; I can't imagine it being a "happy" day for anyone living there.

 

The Japanese citizens did not take kindly to being lied to by their media by being led to believe they were winning every battle.  So I'm not sure how much pride/anger/shame they have over their own WWII military history.

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5 minutes ago, Sventex said:

 So I'm not sure how much pride/anger/shame they have over their own WWII military history.

Probably the exact same amount as any other Human Being who had been lied to and mislead by his government for 13 years. Of everyone who got caught up in the obscenity that was WW2, perhaps the most duped were the Japanese people, who thought America started the war. Told little or nothing by their government other than propaganda and outright lies, they literally awoke one morning to find themselves occupied and victims of a lost war they knew very little about.

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48 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Probably the exact same amount as any other Human Being who had been lied to and mislead by his government for 13 years. Of everyone who got caught up in the obscenity that was WW2, perhaps the most duped were the Japanese people, who thought America started the war. Told little or nothing by their government other than propaganda and outright lies, they literally awoke one morning to find themselves occupied and victims of a lost war they knew very little about.

Surprise!

Imagine how the German Middle Class must have felt

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Just now, Carrier_Lexington said:

Imagine how the German Middle Class must have felt

The Germans knew more about what was going on in their own country; they got to watch it happen for years before the war started. They walked into WW2 with their eyes wide shut, or scared to death that someone would notice them noticing. Less innocent, but hardly less pityable.

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What're you trying to insinuate? I'm half Korean. You can't assume all people with anime avatars are like [edited] of Nanjing deniers or something.

 

Happy VJ day everyone.

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4 minutes ago, Freddie_Creamer said:

Is Korea really liberated though? I'd like to think it isn't until the people are as one again.

 

It's more liberated than it was. One half being free is better than none of it.

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Just now, My_Other_Car_Is_A_Tank said:

 

It's more liberated than it was. One half being free is better than none of it.

 

I guess it's a start and better then nothing. But one day soon I wish for all people to be free from stagnant oppressive regimes.

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Just now, Freddie_Creamer said:

 

I guess it's a start and better then nothing. But one day soon I wish for all people to be free from stagnant oppressive regimes.

 

Cheers to that. No one deserves to live under any sort of regime that rules through fear and power. 

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4 hours ago, Freddie_Creamer said:

Is Korea really liberated though? I'd like to think it isn't until the people are as one again.

 

Well, the Korean War didn't really help with "Liberty".  The First Korean Republic was awfully repressive and autocratic, and the US only sided with them because they were staunch anti-communists.  North or South, whomever unified Korea would have subjected the Korean people to some rough years.  That said, life did not seem better under Japanese rule, so I guess it's all relative.  With time, South Korea got to build a new economy and free itself from autocracy, much like Taiwan.  North Korea...well it certainly wasn't this bad back in the 50's.  As ridiculous as the novel 1984 was, there's some truth in how far a society can fall when it can erase it's own history and rewrite the present day.  Point is, I don't think Korean unification is a unambiguously good thing.

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Happy Victory in Japan Day and National Liberation Day in Korea to all our wonderful people there, of their nationality and from there~! </^_\\

 

Have a enjoyable and safe day~

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