Friday, February 1, 2019
Douglas Macarthurs Occupation of Japan :: World War II 2
Formatting ProblemsThe note of japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military regimen of Japan possible so t hey decided to act through the alert Japanese government. General Mac Arthur became, except in name, dictator of Japan. He imposed his will on Japan. Demilitarization was speedily carried out, demobilization of the former purplish forces was complet ed by early 1946.Japan was extensively fire bombed during the second humankind war. The stench of sewer gas, rotting garbage, and the acrid smell of ashes and scorched debris pervaded the air. The Japanese people had to live in the damp, and col d of the concrete buildings, because they were the only ones left. Little remained of the vulnerable wooden frame, tile roof household lived in by most Japanese. When the first signs of winter set in, the occupation forces immediately to ok over all the s team-heated buildings. The Japanese were out in the cold in the first post war winter enkindle was very hard to find, a family was considered lucky if they had a small further glowing charcoal brazier to huddle around. That following summer in random spots new ho uses were built, each house was standardize at 216 square feet, and required 2400 board feet of material in baseball club to be built. A master plan for a modernistic city had been drafted, but it was cast aside because of the lack of time before the next winte r. The thousands of people who lived in railroad stations and public parks need housing.All the Japanese heard was democracy from the Americans. All they cared about was fare. General MacAruther asked the government to send food, when they refus ed he sent another telegram that said, saddle me food, or send me bullets.American troops were forbidden to eat local anaesthetic food, as to keep from cutting from cutting into the sparse local su pply.No food was was brought in expressly for the Japanese durning the first six months after the American presence there. Herbert Hoover, serving as chairman of a special presidential advisory committee, recommended minimum imports to Japan of 870,000 tons of food to be distributed in different urban areas. Fi sh, the source of so much of the protein in the Japanese diet, were no longer available in adequate quantities because the fishing fleet, oddly the large vessels, had been badly decimated by the war and because the U.