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Old November 19th, 2012, 06:32 AM   #61

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Oh well played sir

I fancy California in 1941 was a different place from today though, how many civilians were armed and was there that much of the gang warfare and crime in LA/Compton?
Thank you sir,

Hmmm, the formation of California surf culture would probably need a thread of it's own.
The idea of surfers from Cali discussing a Japanese invasion seemed to have comedic value to me.
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Could the American army in 1941 be described as a 'juggernaut'? some of the cavalry was still horsed (and not enough aof them).

Don't disagree California being rural just saying resistance would occur there rather than in cities that are easier to control.

Did the USA have 'nukes' in 1941? and if they did would they use it on their own country?
Japan couldn't have invaded in December 1941. They were busy invading Singapore/Malaysia and the Phillipines. At best we're talking 1942. Guadalcanal started in August 1942 and Torch in November 1942. The Japanese would have been bogged down, then they would have been slaughtered.

What I'm saying is any delying in the war timeline moves the the end of the war further past along, which means the US would have a deployed a larger amount of nuclear weapons.
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It's 8K km from Japan to California. Is it going to be easy landing forces on the beach? The D-Day invasion was accross a channel and required deception and superiority of forces.

How would they be supplied with amunition and so on? What kind of air support would they have? To you realize how many bombers and so on the US could send against them.

The US could oppose an invasion with millions of men. Plus the US was supplying equipment to Britian, Russia, and China. The US had a limitless supply of equipment.

The US never invaded Japan proper. An invasion would only be possible if Japan was winning the war and had already taken Hawaii. Even then it would be very difficult. The country was close to the population and area of the USSR with more advanced industry. You would need a massive force of atleast 2M men to have any chance.
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