Why didn't the USA want Japan to become a military superpower during the Cold War? (user search)
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buritobr
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« on: November 15, 2021, 05:47:20 PM »

In the mid 1950s, the USA supported the Bundeswehr to become a very strong army, located beside the National Volksaremee.

Why didn't the USA have the same approach to the Japan? The Japan Self-Defense Forces are very modest. Why didn't the USA want Japan to have very strong army, navy and air force, since Japan was a capitalist power located close to the Asian USSR, China, North Korea and Vietnam?
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buritobr
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2021, 07:58:14 AM »

The anxiety was not limited to Japan either. The US--and, I assume, others--was made very nervous by the prospect of a reunified Germany.

George H W Bush was the first to accept a unified Germany.
François Mitterrand and Gorbatchev accept after that.
The leader who had the biggest resistence to a unified Germany was Margaret Thatcher.
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