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Book: Red Sun Rising by Nick Shepley

Book: Red Sun Rising by Nick Shepley

categories: Book, China, History, War, Pearl Harbour, Empire, World War One, World War Two, Navy, Emperor, Banzai, Military, Japan


Nick Shepley

Author Nick Shepleyabout this book: In 1905 the world stood still as a sea battle in the far east resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the Russian Navy and saw the rise of Japan for the first time as a world power to be reckoned with. The ascent of Japan was deeply unsettling for European powers who had colonised Asia in the last decades of the 20th Century and they looked on with a mixture of fascination and dread at the newly assertive and militaristic nation but it was China that would have the most to fear.

This ebook explores the ascent of Japan from feudal state to military world power, her wars with China, Russia and eventually Europe and America. The destruction of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour was the opening move of the Pacific War, but it was just one event in a sequence of conflicts that had marked Japan's rise for half a century.

The Explaining History series can be found at and it makes 20th Century history accessible for students and enthusiasts, in short accessible ebooks for busy readers with a desire for knowledge.

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