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Unlike the eventual Democratic collapse that was seen in the Weimar Republic after the first world war, and the slow but steady process of democratic backsliding that was seen in the post-soviet republics, the defeat of Japan after the second world war yielded a much different aftermath. For starters, not only was democracy in Japan relatively preserved but the nation went through an unprecedented economic recovery and their rising National prominence has been kept until arguably the 90s. The reason why this is significant is because when compared to other historical events, the case of Japan becomes an anomaly. In the essay that follows, not only will the exact precise change be expanded upon, but the geopolitical context that necessitated such changes will also be given much focus.
Essentially, the focus will be just as strong on the postwar recovery of…
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