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In what way was WWII an "imperial conquest" war?

The Pacific theatre was a pretty standard colonial war between Japan and the US, who both attempted to assert hegemony over the Eastern Hemisphere. In Europe, Germany was attempting to break out of the British hegemony over the Western hemisphere.

The fact that the Nazis managed to be worse assholes than the British empire - which is quite impressive, in a sick sort of way - does not negate the fact that Germany was getting the short end of the stick under British hegemony, and had every reason to attempt to force a reevaluation of that relationship.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 04:26:56 AM EST
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