The Rape of Nanking. No word exists, not even rape, that is a proper justification for the atrocities that occurred during the occupation of China’s capital by Japanese forces during World War II. Over the 6 concentrated weeks of killing in Nanking, the noncombatant death toll has been placed at times higher than 350,000 by some with an estimated 20,000-80,000 women raped. On the soldiers’ way to Nanking, no town in their way was spared a similar fate. The horrible murders had innumerable variations in the form and scope of the killing.
They were treated in much the same way that the freed slaves had been treated following the Civil War. They were driven from their homes and their jobs, tortured, murdered, and lynched. Thirty-one Chinese miners in Washington State were mutilated and murdered by a group of white vigilantes in what was called the Snake River Massacre. None of the white men were found guilty of the crimes. In Tacoma, six hundred Chinese residents were chased from their homes and their houses were burned, and in Rock Springs, Wyoming, twenty-eight Chinese men were killed and the remaining men were forced out.
Along with their method to take matters into their own hands, the procedure was just to sack and burn the Chinese laundries and other commercial establishments operated by the Chinese. In one instance, a pack of discriminators set flame to a Chinese theater in San Francisco, where the police force, secretly working for them, did not let out many of the Chinese audience. Nineteen were killed in this "accident” and on the sidewalk; a bystander asked if any white men had been killed. When he was assured that only Chinese had died, he replied, motioning with his foot toward the many bodies, “Good, it doesn’t matter about these.” The deceased were all laid out at the coroner’s office on Sacramento Street. A huge crowd of curious Americans attempted to view the
65,000 people were killed in Guangzhou and 28,000 in Shanghai. All organisations were closed down, including churches and all religions were attacked. The Danwei (neighbourhood unit) became the chief means of repression and control. People were expected to spy and report on each other. As many as 750,000 were killed and 1.5 million arrested in a wave of persecution.
The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam. Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in Charlie Company of Task Force Barker, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 villagers. His company herded hundreds of unarmed villagers into a ditch and shot them to death.” (Miller 65) When the My Lai Massacre became public knowledge, it reduced U.S. support at home for the Vietnam War and created an anti-war movement. The anti-war movement became
One of the examples for this is the rape of Nanjing. In 1931, the Japanese army attacked china and the Japanese army entered the city without any resistance. In six week, up to 300 000 civilians were killed where many of them were shot or stabbed to death. Some women were forced into prostitution. Because of all these happening, in 1931, when china ask for help but Canada didn’t help.
Marching their prisoners toward camps in northern Luzon, the Japanese denied food and water to the sick and starving men. When the weakest prisoners began to straggle, guards shot or bayoneted them and threw the bodies to the side of the road. Japanese guards may have killed 600 Americans and 10,000 Filipino prisoners. News of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had outraged the American people; news of the "Bataan Death March" filled them with bitter hatred. By May 1942 the Japanese had succeeded beyond their wildest expectations.
Jewl Duran Hist 136 11/7/10 Japanese American Internment The Japanese American internment was ingrained anti-Asian racism, nativist and economic pressures from groups in California that had long wanted the Japanese gone, and the panic of wartime hysteria. The decisions to relocate and detain Japanese Americans were race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership. Ultimately, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry: including tens of thousands of U.S. citizens were taken from their homes without charges or hearings, were excluded from the entire coastal region, and detained in desolate camps for years after any threat of a Japanese assault on the U.S. mainland had evaporated. The financial costs to Japanese Americans
During WWII, Japan invaded China after a small, nearly ineffective bomb hit Japan in hopes to destroy their Manchuria Railway that China was blamed for. With their invasion as a response to the bomb, Japan sent troops all around China, with Nanking being one of the many captured. The rape of Nanking was a horrific event. Japanese soldiers tortured and terrorized innocent women and children to their deaths. They were passed around from soldier to soldier, beaten, humiliated, and made a mockery while the soldiers had no mercy for their souls.
People would never forget the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. Chinese army killed hundreds of their own people in the protest. The BBC describes, “Tanks rumbled through the capital's streets late on 3 June as the army moved into the square from several directions, randomly firing on unarmed protesters.” (BBC news). People would never accept the control of a dictator. As a result, they risk their own life to against that.