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By Robert Conroy

The United States has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has simply all started to struggle. . . .

In 1945, background has reached a turning element. A negative new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet as an alternative, the unthinkable happens. With their kingdom burned and shattered, jap enthusiasts set in movement a scary endgame--their objective: to take the United States down with them.

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of global warfare II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked via extremists and a weary usa is pressured to invade Japan as a final step in a battle that has already expense such a lot of lives. because the jap lash out with strategies that nobody has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value aim within the Pacific command--the invasion's luck is by surprise doubtful. As America's streets erupt in rioting, background will activate the acts of some key avid gamers from the fiery entrance traces to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best threat of all.

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To be sure, there was added a liberal touch of unpredictable genius. But in the spring of 1913 his genius had not yet shown. In Munich, as in Vienna, he remained penniless, friendless and without a regular job. And then in the summer of 1914 the war came, snatching him, like millions of others, into its grim clutches. On August 3 he petitioned King Ludwig III of Bavaria for permission to volunteer in a Bavarian regiment and it was granted. This was the heaven-sent opportunity. Now the young vagabond could satisfy not only his passion to serve his beloved adopted country in what he says he believed was a fight for its existence – ”to be or not to be” – but he could escape from all the failures and frustrations of his personal life.

63 His destiny in that land he loved so dearly was to be such as not even he, in his wildest dreams, could have then imagined. He was, and would remain until shortly before he became Chancellor, technically a foreigner, an Austrian, in the German Reich. It is only as an Austrian who came of age in the last decade before the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire, who failed to take root in its civilized capital, who embraced all the preposterous prejudices and hates then rife among its German-speaking extremists and who failed to grasp what was decent and honest and honorable in the vast majority of his fellow citizens, were they Czechs or Jews or Germans, poor or well off, artists or artisans, that Hitler can be understood.

His originality lay in his being the only politician of the Right to apply them to the German scene after the First World War. It was then that the Nazi movement, alone among the nationalist and conservative parties, gained a great mass following and, having achieved this, won over” the support of the Army, the President of the Republic and the associations of big business – three ”long-established institutions” of great power, which led to the chancellorship of Germany. The lessons learned in Vienna proved useful indeed.

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