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Japan Cabinet Printing Bureau General Map of Greater East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere and Pacific Ocean

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09552.11 Author/Creator: Japan Cabinet Printing Bureau Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: 30 April 1941 Pagination: 1 map : col. ; 68 x 91 cm.

Summary of Content: Map of territories included in the Japanese propaganda concept, the "Greater East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere." The concept promoted the cultural and economic unity of the region by a self-sufficient bloc of Asian nations led by the Japanese and free of Western powers. Map depicts land, sea, and air routes; national, regional, and provincial borders; and marks natural resources. Includes territories in the region held by Western powers and Japanese military bases. Side of map reads: (Weekly Report Appendix No. 238) Approved for third class mail on October 1, 1936. Printed and published on April 30, 1941.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IINavyAsiaMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPatriotismPearl Harbor

Sub Era: World War II

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