Okay how would you have improved the Japanese Military?

Logan Brown
Logan Brown

Okay how would you have improved the Japanese Military?

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Cameron Bell
Cameron Bell

With Gundam

Samuel Wood
Samuel Wood

by making them follow the orders of the government

Joshua Sullivan
Joshua Sullivan

1) Make them ditch their stupid honor code that had nothing to do with 20th century war. 2) Give them leaders that learned from mistakes and didn’t suffer from a fatal combination of inflexibility and overconfidence. 3) Make them figure out what their actual plan was, understanding that “just keep conquering shit for the Emperor” isn’t a plan. 4) Like the Germans, demand that they not start a war with a new enemy until the ones they already had were finished off. 5) Damage control on a ship is *everybody’s* job.

Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell

disiprine

Chase Jones
Chase Jones

All good, but to add
6) tell the army and navy to shut the fuck up about their stupid feud

Logan Scott
Logan Scott

The degenerate Hollywood kikes forced the little white girl from Stranger Things to kiss that fucking nigger even though she said she was very uncomfortable with it.

Leo Powell
Leo Powell

assassinate Tojo
declare Yamamoto the new PM

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Robert Murphy
Robert Murphy

Unironically this

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Camden Long
Camden Long

ww2 doesn't happen the way we remember because Yamamoto isn't retarded
japan attacks soviet union and England instead of the US
yammamoto shuts down extremist young officers in the army
germany wins in Russia due to lack of Siberian reinforcements
japan actually creates a greater Asian empire and BTFOs commies in china
america doesn't develop massive miltindustrial complex
korea, Vietnam, all of southeast Asia
the history of the world would change

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Jackson Adams
Jackson Adams

by banzai charging the white pigs more

Jaxson Diaz
Jaxson Diaz

You know that highly competent, combined arms force they developed in the 20's / 30's and then abandoned, spreading their limited tanks throughout their entire Chinese front thus losing the valuable armoured spearhead?

Yeah, not that. Also definitely look into getting some foreign licence guns to replace some of their more...interesting developments.

Jonathan King
Jonathan King

Very on topic

Jacob Jenkins
Jacob Jenkins

America would still institute an oil embargo. Do you think Japan actually wanted to fight America in WW2? They knew there was no way they were ever going to win

Asher Ward
Asher Ward

Is it just me or do ncr troopers look like them mixed with ww1 brit uniforms?

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Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson

By convincing them to form an alliance with the rest of Asia instead of attacking and enslaving most of the orient, under imperialism.

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Eli Long
Eli Long

Asians
ever liking their nextdoor neighbor, let alone a completely different slant eyed nation
Ayy lmao

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Landon Harris
Landon Harris

What da fuck did you just fucking say about me, you rittre baka? I have you know I graduated top of my crass in kamikaze warfare, and I’ve been invorved in numerous raids on pearr harbor, wake isrand and da Phirripines and I have over 300 confirmed kirrs. I am trained in goriya warfare and I’m da top bonzai charger in da entire IJA. You are noting to me but just anoder target. I wirr wipe you da fuck out with precishion the rikes of which hayve never been seen before on dis Earth, mark my fucking words. You tink you can get away with saying dat shit to me over da radio? Tink again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of kampeitai across Nihon and your radio frequency is being traced right now so you beder prepare for da storm, gaijin. The storm tat wipes out tda pathetic rittre thing you cah your rife. You’re fucking dead, baka. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kire you in over seven hundred ways, and dat’s just with my katana. Not only am I extensivery trained in most honorabru sword combat, but I have access to the entire arsenar of the Imperiar Japanese navar infantry and I wirr use it to its furr extent to wipe your miserabu assh off da face of da continent, you rittre shit. If only you could have known what dishonobru retribution your rittre “crever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have herd your fucking tongue. But you coodn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you buddadamn baka. I will shid fury arr over you and you wirr drown in id. You’re fucking dead, baka.

Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore

That isn't the point of the thread.
how would YOU
Not "how would THEY."

Daniel Evans
Daniel Evans

There's only one way any one single person could MAKE anyone do anything else, let alone a whole backwards country

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Hudson Ross
Hudson Ross

Shut the fuck up

Henry Davis
Henry Davis

Which were?

Cooper Ward
Cooper Ward

So their ONLY choice was to start a war that wasted infinity more oil?!

Jayden Sanchez
Jayden Sanchez

"stop lookin at my ass thas gay"

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Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell

Laughs in Hitler and Stalin

Caleb Russell
Caleb Russell

Salty trooper detected

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William Richardson
William Richardson

To not invade China, for example. The Kwantung Army basically started the Pacific War without asking anyone in Tokyo permission.

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Gabriel Rivera
Gabriel Rivera

a mafia is one person

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Luke Cooper
Luke Cooper

Use smoke cover when doing a banzai charge, thats about it honestly.

Carson Cox
Carson Cox

no, completely remove banzai charges from the doctrine
they were a pointless waste of men

Carson Ortiz
Carson Ortiz

What's the difference between the NVA and Viet Cong?

Samuel Hughes
Samuel Hughes

Yamamoto was against alliance with Germany tho

Alexander Peterson
Alexander Peterson

Best answer

Nathan Brooks
Nathan Brooks

Bayonet charges have their place, just the Japs never learned when it was appropriate. Charging an enemy at full strength with tons of automatic weapons isn't an appropriate use of a bayonet charge.

Cameron Nguyen
Cameron Nguyen

They did attack the Soviet Union. It failed miserably. That's why they instead focused their attacks on China to the South. This is also why they were ordered to not mess with convoys going to the Soviet Union.
The point of attacking the US' fleet at Pearl Harbor was to cripple the US' ability to attack them in the near future. This is also why they attacked the British and Dutch at the same time. They were just trying to buy time to build up forces to get entrenched on the land taken. (That was also the point of Barbarossa, except the German generals didn't understand that.) The idea was sound, just the Japanese really didn't have the resources to fully carry it out.

The Japanese government concluded that it was unlikely they could win a war with the US, but it had a better chance than the alternatives which would mean leaving China.

Carter Perez
Carter Perez

who cares what Asians think? I am trying to unite Asia under an Asian alliance here.
Want to know how I know you are American?

Chase Rodriguez
Chase Rodriguez

Issue Taurus judges and monster energy rations to every man, women, and child.

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Asher Bennett
Asher Bennett

They always say that it failed miserably but it wasn't that lopsided, especially considering the battle they would get involved with later. The Japs made a good showing despite the difference in manpower and equipment. Not sure how long they would be able to keep it up with t34s and kvs rolling everywhere but still

Luis Mitchell
Luis Mitchell

By having one military, instead of two separate and hostile forces.

When your army has its own separate navy, and when your navy has their own separate army, that are completely unable to cooperate, coordinate or even coexist with one another, and would rather kill eachoother rather than your foes, this means something is completelyfucking wrong with you.

Anthony Torres
Anthony Torres

instead of sending one kamikaze pilot per ship, send three simultaneously ( from different angles)

Angel Butler
Angel Butler

The NVA was the standing army of North Vietnam, while the VC were guerrillas that operated in South Vietnam and neighboring gook countries. Pic unrelated.

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Cooper Hall
Cooper Hall

Convinced the IJN that subs were useful beyond acting as scouts and auxiliaries, that superbattleships were a waste of time and extremely limited resources, that they should look into better radio and this new thing called radar.

Brayden Hughes
Brayden Hughes

Invest more into comsec because their comsec was shit tier.

Brayden Rogers
Brayden Rogers

decent tanks and tank doctrine
invade Dutch East Indies first, FDR won't be able to sell a war for euro imperialist colonies
north strike plan, despite being a victory Kalkin Gol was a clusterfuck for the soviets, they massively outnumbered the Japs but still took huge casualties.
combined land/sea invasion of India, be nice to poos hey presto massive rebellion against anglos
OR
agree partition of China with USSR and Britain, vatniks get Inner Mongolia, bongs get Tibet.
OR
declare war on Germany with Britain and France on condition of free hand in China and no embargo of oil or raw materials

Carson Davis
Carson Davis

declare war on Germany with Britain and France on condition of free hand in China and no embargo of oil or raw materials
politically, i see this as the least likely. Euro powers saw china as the endall beall of consumers. there was a vested interest in china maintaining political freedom with economic colonization

Brody Wilson
Brody Wilson

HONESTLY?

Provide them with MORE- AND - BETTER FOOD.
but all they have is fish and rice
OK! then provide them FUCK TONNES MORE OF FISH
Investing in more cannery hardware before the fucking war.

WEAPONS
they keep rifles
UP AMMO PRODUCTION AND a small boat fleet to provide them that ammo

Convert every other unit into an ASSAULT UNIT
Give them ALL SUB GUNs and stick grenades.
A simple Sten type Sub gun is good enough.

Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

Make them resistant to radiation.

Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen

Manhattan project is still funded and nips get btfo

Brody Hill
Brody Hill

Wow! Thanks user, very cool!

Evan Phillips
Evan Phillips

top kek

Aiden White
Aiden White

Diversity is our strength

Jacob Hill
Jacob Hill

Access to oil

Charles Wilson
Charles Wilson

See
The Military essentially escalated war without permission from the central government. Mostly it was based on perceived Japanese superiority.

Because of this the excesses of the Japanese military and their brutality became well known. As a result Japan suffered on the world stage in diplomacy and trade. The dispute over resources eventually lead to them leaving the League of Nations and becoming involved in the second war.

Brandon Miller
Brandon Miller

Ty

Isaiah Sullivan
Isaiah Sullivan

Standardized weapons and ammo types especially between rifles and machine guns

Logan Edwards
Logan Edwards

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Xavier Bell
Xavier Bell

Most honorabru kekaru.

Cameron Morgan
Cameron Morgan

Cycle combat veterans from the frontline to help train their replacements.

Jason Flores
Jason Flores

By;
disbanding the whole kwantung army and issue circular that nobody from kwantung army be in command beyond battalion level.
establish a war room where generals from army, air force and navy will meet and meet often to iron out any issues
centralize and simplify chain of command, in which the prime minister will lose its role as supreme commander yet still hold the executive decision with advice(s) from service chiefs
give regional commander flexibility in executing order but not autonomy such that they are afforded the office of military governor

Ethan Sanders
Ethan Sanders

tactical shit first:
1) Make them ditch their stupid honor code that had nothing to do with 20th century war.
That's a great idea, but how, specifically, would you implement it? Japanese people can be very hard-headed. I would force every officer to study the experience of the French in WWI plus the German revolution in infantry tactics, and make sure any officers that still don't get it are sent somewhere they can't do any damage, or demoted to a rifle private so they can die.
This would be to force a change in attitude, ditching the bullshit about elan and replacing it with firepower-oriented pragmatism.
This change would be supplemented by an infantry re-armament program. Lots more LMGs. More radios. Increase the number of Type 92 Battalion howitzer/mortars from 2 to 6 per infantry batt. There probably won't be enough time or money to standardize ammunition types from the diverse portfolio Japan actually had, because you would need rechambered weapons if not totally new replacements.

6) tell the army and navy to shut the fuck up about their stupid feud
Another great idea, also lacking in implementation. I would create a unified command under a single General*, that answers directly to the top levels of government, and assign staff from both services to this command. Keep a close eye on the leadership of both services and execute anyone that keeps the feud going.
*not too different from a shogun, only in this case he would have no political power at home.

Strategic shit:
- don't attack Russia
- don't attack America. Japan probably could have taken the oil-rich Dutch East Indies without America entering the war, if they did it without simultaneously attacking Hawaii and Australia.
- keep sucking up to Great Britain like they did before the war. If the British remain hawkish, at least keep making a public pretense of sucking up to them.

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Xavier Edwards
Xavier Edwards

OK! then provide them FUCK TONNES MORE OF FISH
Investing in more cannery hardware before the fucking war.
Good point. Warriors aren't much use when they are starving. And rice is empty calories, you can't just issue rice and expect your forces to forage for everything else.

Carter Long
Carter Long

Make them subordinate to civilian authority to prevent them from starting stupid wars.
Force Army and Navy to work together.
Get allies not on the other side of the world.
Those are the main things.