The Germans and Japanese didnt like each other

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    very much in WW2.

    But the USA/Britain and the Soviet Union dint like each other either.

    Yet they were ableto work together to achieve the final victory.

    Meanwhile - the Italians got in both sides ways.............
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    this low sample error-prone survey says: germans don't like ginscpy either.
     
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    Interesting. I always thought of the Axis between the Euro Axis and the Japanese more as an attempt to surround the Soviet Union. None the less were there not subs which traded information between the two? And a Japanese sub which fired on the Brits during their battle with the Vichy over Madagascar?

    What got ya thinking about the German/Japanese relationship? Ya wouldn't think the arian supremacists would like yellow ppl much I agree.
     
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    The Germans were just envious of Japan's Anime Comic books, and for getting the first Patent for Octoporn! :lol:
     
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    Germany and Japan were essentially involved in two different wars. What little cooperation that did exist was due to having common enemies in the US and GB. Hitler's disastrous decision to declare war against the US after learning of the Pearl Harbor attack provided a rationale for the US to devote 80% of its war effort to defeating Germany before turning its full attention to Japan.
     
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    Germany would have cleaned Japan's clock had the 2 nations fought.

    Infinitely superior equipment and technology.
     
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    Hmmmm. On land in reasonable terrain I agree 100%.

    In naval games I do not like taking the European nations against the U.S. or Japan. Think of what Japan did to the U.K. in the Indian Ocean. Germany's naval strategy was decent for raiding but really their auxillaries accomplished as much as their capital ships. Plus Germany (and for good reason), never even had one carrier.
     
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    More like the Nazis were envious of the Japanese's superiors skills in human torture and atrocities. People always look at the Nazis in horror but not the Japanese. How many people know the horrible things they did to people? Those victims would have considered the Nazis almost humane. What Unit 731 did alone is enough to chill the bones of any decent person. Sadly, many of the scientists involved with Unit 731 suffered no consequences and went on to successful post-war careers, partly because the information they gained in their "experiments" were of such value to U.S. biological warfare programs.

    This is no endorsement of the Nazis, so calm down.
     
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    Both the Japanese and the Germans at that time were racists that believed their race was dominate. Nazis and the Japanese Imperialists were cut from the same cloth. They were diametrically opposed to anyone NOT like them, that is what these two powers HAD in common. It is interesting to speculate what would have happened if the Axis HAD won WWII. They would have eventually been torn apart and inevitably warred against each other. The UK and the US were on the same level, the USSR was not itself a racist regime, although a totalitarian one. The wild card in this was the Soviets.... Years after WWII the west almost went to war with them...What a hell of a wild card the Russians were to become.
     

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