Days of Infamy by Harry Turtledove

By Harry Turtledove

Alternate-history grasp Turtledove (Ruled Britannia) provides a starkly practical view of what could have been had the japanese the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a land invasion and occupied Hawaii. U.S. airman Fletch Armitage, held in a POW camp below frightening stipulations (the eastern by no means signed the Geneva Convention), retains wish alive whilst he slowly starves. His ex-wife, Jane, retains her head down in occupied Wahiawa, tending her assigned backyard plot and hoping she won't be raped. Fisherman Jiro Takahashi, a local jap, welcomes the emerging solar in Hawaii, yet his sons, who examine themselves American, aren't so convinced, although the white american citizens start treating Japanese-Americans with contempt, rather those that act as translators for the invaders, additional widening the racial divide and lengthening tensions. because the eastern enhance their carry at the islands, both sides involves grudgingly settle for the braveness of the opposite, regardless of the cultural chasms that separate them. The americans vow to retake the islands, surroundings the scene for a last showdown that pits mastermind Commander Genda and maneuverable 0 airplanes opposed to American method that comes with expertise the japanese lack: radar. A below well wrapped-up finishing leaves room for a sequel. With an emphasis on strategies and war expertise, this intriguing, well-researched exchange historical past will please background buffs and SF enthusiasts alike.

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Wie unlängst Eric D. Weitz anmerkte, markierte Versailles den »Wandel vom Wiener zum Pariser System«, in dem staatliche Souveränität nicht mehr in erster Linie oder gar allein territorial bestimmt war, sondern sich auch im Verhältnis zur dort lebenden Bevölkerung oder den dort lebenden ethnisch oder religiös bestimmten Bevölke65 66 Seckendorf, »Kulturelle Deutschtumspflege«, S. 116. Sharp, »The genie that would not go back into the bottle«, S. 10f. Ähnlich auch Zimmer, Nationalism in Europe, S.

72 Diese Politik erfuhr durch den im April 1922 unterzeichneten Vertrag von Rapallo einen entscheidenden Auftrieb. Hans von Seeckt, Chef der Heeresleitung, der bereits unmittelbar nach dem Krieg reguläre Truppen in den »Grenzschutz Ost« überführt und diesen im Kampf gegen polnische Einheiten kommandiert hatte, gab dieser Hoffnung folgendermaßen Ausdruck: »Polens Existenz ist unerträglich, unvereinbar mit den Lebensbedingungen Deutschlands. «73 Dass von Seeckt damit nicht allein die Stimmung der auf Revanche sinnenden Reichswehr wiedergab, sondern vielmehr den Kern der Regierungspolitik beschrieb, bestätigte der liberale Zentrumsabgeordnete und Reichskanzler Joseph Wirth, als dieser nach Vertragsunterzeichnung erklärte: »Polen muß erledigt werden.

16 Sauer, Das Problem des deutschen Nationalstaates, S. 431. 17 Ein Schwerpunkt der Auseinandersetzung war die von der Reichsregierung durchgesetzte Säkularisierung des Schulunterrichts. Die aus seiner Sicht nur langsam fortschreitende Assimilation der polnischsprachigen Bevölkerung führte Bismarck in den Beratungen zum Schulgesetz auf die Obstruktionspolitik der katholischen Kirche zurück. 18 Im März 1872 verloren die Kirchen ihre bestimmende Stellung im Schulwesen, die Schulen wurden zu Instrumenten der Germanisierungspolitik.

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