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Post-war Japan and the EACO by Kurarun Post-war Japan and the EACO by Kurarun
On AlternateHistory.com I said I'd do a 'cool' map of Japan where it won World War 2, and I have, sort of.

It's actually a Japan that stayed out of WW2, it never allied with Germany and became increasingly involved with the US instead. Under the USA's influence the initially Japan-centric East Asian Co-Prosperity Organisation gradually gradually became more and more capitalist and less centred around Japan.

Japan also became the nation to turn to for former Asian colonies when they needed money to stimulate their economy and to industrialise. As a result, a few former European colonies have become heavily economically involved with Japan, and have joined the EACO as a result.
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Wouldn't this have just made it even more likely for them to have taken Vichy French Indochina?
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Another great map.

I really like the idea of theJapanese Empire siding with the Allies rather than the Axis powers.

I always found it such a shame their country had to go through such a defeat. They had so much potential.
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Kurarun Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

The idea behind this map isn't that Japan sides with the allies, but that it stays neutral and doesn't get involved with Germany, resulting in their further westernisation and modernisation by association with the United States.
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bbenjoe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
The Japanese Empire will rise again!... but first they should set right their constitution.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Nice to see that Primorsky Krai was annexed, presumably in revenge for Nikolayevsk. I would wager that access to those resources were what kept Japan on the straight and narrow.

I wonder why the Qing still rules? Perhaps Japan backed Zhang Xun.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
D:<
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't really thinking when I gave Japan that part of Russia, I just wanted to show that they'd won a war against Russia/the USSR in the past.

The Chinese Empire is an extension of the Empire of Manchukuo, Japan's puppet state which was ruled by the last Qing Emperor, Pu Yi.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Well it looks wonderful. What happened to Tibet?
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly don't known. I worked out very little history for this map and the world it's in.

If I ever get around to redoing it, then I'll definitely work out the history of the world a great deal more.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Well if you ever need any help I know quite a lot about the Meiji and Taishō period.
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