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Why is Japan more revisionist about its World War II era actions than Germany?

I would have preferred to post this as a comment, but alas, I don't have enough reputation. There are a few other things to consider: Germany is a member of the European Union, and before that other ...
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Do scholars still use Mussolini's taxonomy of the history of capitalism?

Short answer: No. Long answer: Fascism never really developed into a coherent intellectual paradigm like Marxism did, in large part due to fascist states starting and losing WWII. While Marxism has ...
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Is there anything that prevents popular opinion from becoming fact as it's written in history?

Historians are trained to question their source. Who wrote it? Who was the intended audience? Could the author have had first-hand knowledge? Had the author an angle? Do other sources agree or ...
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Why is Japan more revisionist about its World War II era actions than Germany?

After WWII Germany wasn't really in a position to deny anything. Like it got a defeat without conditions, the country was occupied entirely and split between 4 countries, many concentration camps were ...
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Is there anything that prevents popular opinion from becoming fact as it's written in history?

There is nothing preventing things like this from becoming fact. A good example would be Marie-Antoinette who is said to have uttered the phrase "let them eat cake" a phrase that was written ...
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