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  • Mongol Victory over Japan

    The Mongol invasions of Japan were darned near-run things. Massive numbers of Mongol and Korean troops crossed the "East Sea" (aka Sea of Japan, but you'll never hear a Korean call it that) to hit the Japanese, only to be defeated by a storm.

    What if they had taken Japan?

    What if they had taken part of Japan?

    What if they had taken Hokkaido, which was not part of Japan then, but is now?
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    Mathew Perry might have received a rather rude reception in 1853.
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      They would be driven back sooner or later. The Mongols were in no way used to the sea or islands for that matter. They would be driven back by a organised force or a rebellion.
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        Originally posted by Tom Phoenix
        They would be driven back sooner or later. The Mongols were in no way used to the sea or islands for that matter. They would be driven back by a organised force or a rebellion.
        I'm not sure that's true. What the Mongols were good at, more than anything else, was finding the one local guy who will turn traitor and defeat his erstwhile friends for the Mongols. I suspect they would have been found.

        The Japanese were not immune to it. Invaders from Baekje had been successful before.
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          This question raises a lot of issues. Fast forward to the modern era, and I think that there would have been no attack on pearl harbor in 1941. The entire history of the modern era would have changed. With no war in the Pacific, the US would have probably delayed entry into WW II against Germany, if it ever entered the war at all. With no US involvement in WW II, development of carrier centric warfare would have been much more slower to develop as well as many of the american contributions to military technology. In fact, the US would probably never have become a superpower. The sole superpower today would be Nazi Germany.

          Anyway, that's my thoughts on the question.
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