Talk:Japanese militarism

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 Definition The influence of military officers on the governance and foreign policy of Japan, principally prior to and including World War Two in the Pacific, but possibly including post-1945 developments [d] [e]
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Better title?

While "militarism" is indeed used in scholarly literature, the term has so much political and emotional baggage that I'd prefer something more neutral -- not that I can think of one. The dominance of radical officer in Japan is very different than the epithet of "militarism" used for the policies of still-democratic nations. Howard C. Berkowitz 19:51, 3 September 2010 (UTC)