Inept Authoritarianism Is Still Dangerous

1930s Japan shows that we need to take even incompetent insurrections seriously.

Rebel troops march after the February 26th Incident, 1936 (public domain)

In March of 1931, members of the Cherry Blossom Society in Japan — despite its pleasant name, an ultranationalist group of military officers — tried, and failed, to overthrow their government. They planned to instigate huge riots in Tokyo, which would force…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard