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The 20’s and 30’s — Presidents

2-15-19 (Almost President’s Day.) We take a peek at our Presidents between WWI and WWII. Why? Beacuse the tapestry of history is woven with many threads. 1916    Democrat Woodrow Wilson was narrowly elected to a second term.  He campaigned on … Continue reading

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Japan enters WWI

2-9-19 Japan had allied itself with Great Britain in 1902 (to counteract the Russian push into Manchuria). In the early days of WWI, Japan resisted pleas from England for naval help in the Pacific and South China Seas. They offered … Continue reading

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Mad Dash for Conquest

2-2-19 I am tremendously over-simplifying all this: Commodore Perry arm-twisted Japan into signing it’s first-ever treaty (trade agreement) with any country in 1854.  The rest of the 19th century was a mad-dash of western expansion into the East.  Everyone wanted … Continue reading

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Japan Meets the U.S. Navy – Round 1

1-27-19 On July 8, 1853, a group of four American warships under the command of Commodore Matthew Perry (brother of the War of 1812 hero Oliver H. Perry), steamed into Edo (Tokyo) Harbor.  Perry had a letter signed by President … Continue reading

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Japan attacks Pearl Harbor – Why?

1-19-19 As I have said before, history is a l-o-n-g,  s-l-o-w  b-u-r-n.  I’m quite certain that when news broke out on that Sunday morning in December, most Americans were shocked and stunned.  The news was presented as “a sneak attack,” … Continue reading

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