4 Written questions
4 Multiple choice questions
- Extreme Nationalism, Japan is like other nations, Japan was purified by punishment.
- Yes, Japan committed atrocities of various sorts during WWII, but Japan was punished in a way that doesn't happen anywhere else with the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
- "We did commit atrocities, we did impose our national will, we were colonialists/ imperialists just like Britain and other nations were and just like them we stopped. We are no better or worse or different from any other major nations. We know it was wrong and its done.
- Alot of them refuse to face Japan's past much like Germany
3 True/False questions
End of WWII - Germany → Defeated in 1940; Philoipe Petain becomes leader of the government and collaborates with the Germans. Charles De Gaule - refused to accept the defeat and established a government in exile. He was a representative of French resistance and did not want France occupied. Felt the French would be crippled after the war if they thought of themselves as people who didn't resist. This is an example of classic model of collective memory. If French thought of themselves as people who didn't resist they would be weak.
WWII takes on different meanings → Young Germans believed people let it happened and that they should have risen up against the Nazis and Hitler.
Collective Memory → the group of stories that a group of people tell themselves about the past