Honors in History
Date of Award
Henry J. Antkiewicz
Thesis Professor Department
Stephen G. Fritz, Phillip K. Wilson
By 1942, the Japanese occupied nearly all of East and Southeast Asia and their influence even spread as far as British controlled India. This occupation, known as The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, was an ideological unity of Asia under the facade of mutual benefit and welfare of Japan and the other nations within the Sphere. However, The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere failed because of the inability of the Japanese to form this mutual benefit between the nations within the Sphere. This work evaluates the events that led to The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, life within the Sphere, and the reasons for its failure.
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Giles, Nathaniel W., "The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: The Failure of Japan's "Monroe Doctrine" for Asia" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 295. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/295
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