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Selfish mentality actually.. While human beings are the most irreplacable commodity, and the nation had to divest time and money and resources to train, arm, and place them,their culture made them feel the ultimate sacrifice at that moment was to greet their emperor spirituallistically, rather than to seek a means to survive and fight another day!
How many similar "sacrifices" were made thruout that theatre for the same reason?
How might Japan profited if they had survived to "fight another day", with all of those unique human beings?
Exactly my thoughts. But soldiers' lives have always been the cheapest currency in war. Just remember that British authorities in WWI initially were against issuing parachutes to aircrew as they felt it might decrease their will to fight. Just the first example I thought of. Ever seen "Blackadder goes forth" (fourth season)?
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