Are we forgetting something when we read about wars? Back then and now?
For centuries Asian products were desired, but one of the most profitable trade routes operated from India to China, introducing opium into that country. This market accounted for 20% of the British Empire’s revenue and was the basis of the Roosevelt family wealth.
Teddy Roosevelt, a frail and sickly aristocrat, was taught thru his youth and at Harvard of Aryan supremacy in government and intellect. Columbia University professor John Burgess impressed him with white American world domination. With this ideology, he followed the European nations in absorbing colonies. He pushed for control of the Philippines where the American behavior was deplorable, but overlooked. The U.S. Minister to Japan, DeLong, encouraged “General” Charles LeGendre to go to Japan and instruct them on invasion tactics and instigate his “Monroe Doctrine” for Asia. (Three decades later it would be known as the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere of…
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