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I am really enjoying these speculative history threads I have been making, so now I have a new one. and for those who might be getting a little tired of the 20th century, don't worry, im going farther back in history with the one after this.
Japan's massive expansion following the December 7 1941 attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is legendary in naval warfare. They basically took most of the Pacific holdings of UK, US, Netherlands and France in a very short period of around 5 months or so. I personally refer to it as "The Great Pacific Blitz" in reference to the German Blitzkriegs in Europe the previous 3 years.
At the time it was greatly feared that Japan would take Australia, Hawaii, and even make a landfall on the US West Coast. Most consider the battles of Coral Sea/Midway/Guadalcanal to be the turning points in stopping that conquest.
my discussion question this time is:
If Japan had won any or all of the previously mentioned battles, or even struck a much more damaging blow at Pearl Harbor, how far could they have gone in their imperial conquests?
again, I will reserve my thoughts until after some have given their views.
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