Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Japanese expansion policy was a threat in the Far East according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 6

An item referred to a statement of an official of New Zealand who joined the meetings of the Imperial Defence Committee in England. He suggested that New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA needed to join a collective allowing a joint action if needed. The Japanese policy of expansion was a compensation for the Japanese overcrowding. And despite the treaty with England were the other counties obliged to take care of their own defence while support of a British fleet under all circumstances was not be reckoned.