093: The Twenty-One Demands

Japanese field gun position during the siege of Qingdao.

 

Japan was allied with Britain, and eagerly entered the Great War soon after it began. Helping out your ally is nice, but also the Germans had some colonial possessions in the western Pacific.

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Playlist:

Fanfare

Opening War Theme

“Kimigayo” (The national anthem of Japan)
Traditional. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public domain recording. Source.

“Spring Blossoms on a Moonlit River”
Traditional. Public domain.

Closing War Theme

 

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