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This is why I do not think much of #SubhasChandraBose

Read this thread about the brutal treatment of #Malaya #Tamils by the Japanese in building the #DeathRailway

Bose wanted to take help from the Japanese in "liberating" #India.

Why would the Japanese ever care about "liberating" India from #British rule?

The #Japanese were imperialists. They wanted to conquer all of Asia and the Pacific.

They had already annexed #Manchuria in 1931, and everyone knew about their brutal treatment of the #Chinese.

The Japanese followed this up with the #RapeOfNanjing in 1937. This was followed by the establishment of #Unit731 in the city of #Harbin in Northeast #China, scene of one of the most egregious #CrimesAgainstHumanity in history, carried out by the #ImperialJapaneseArmy

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Le 17 juin,le ministère #russe de la Défense a annoncé qu'il avait ciblé des centres de décision dans la capitale #ukrainienne, #Kiev. Image
Pendant ce temps,dans la direction de #Zaporozhye,les troupes #russes ont repoussé 3 attaques près des colonies de #Zherebianka, #Malaya #Tokmachka & #Mirnoye. Image
Dans cette direction,les forces de #Kiev ont perdu 340 soldats #ukrainiens,un véhicule de combat d'infanterie,2 véhicules blindés de combat,5 véhicules à haute mobilité&2 obusiers #D30. Image
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OTD 75 years ago, the killing of three plantation managers led to the declaration of a state of emergency in #Malaya.

Often overlooked now, the "#MalayanEmergency" was a major event and inspired a number of big screen features.

A thread on those often forgotten films...

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To depict the plight of planters defending their rubber crop from Communist rebels, Rank enlisted Jack Hawkins and Claudette Colbert for THE PLANTER'S WIFE (1952).

A morally unambiguous take on the conflict, the film was nonetheless popular with the public.

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WINDOM'S WAY (1957) was willing to explore moral ambiguity, as Peter Finch's titular doctor finds himself stuck between a belligerent British planter, the local police and rebels.

Far from perfect - it tries to do too much - but an illustration of a complex situation.

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#Ramayana-Hindu Culture spread throughout Asia via the Rama Story.
It travelled by sea and land to China, Tibet, Turkestan, Java, Sumatra, Malaya, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Japan
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Most countries have adapted Rama Story acc. to their own culture with a local setting; the Indian names are used for important towns, sites, mountains, rivers, and lakes.
The adoption of Valmiki Story in Asian countries was selective and influenced by local values

The Buddhist work Mahavibhasa (150ce) is oldest record of Ramayana. Hsuan Tsang stated "There is a book called the Rāmāyaṇa...[it] explains only two topics:
1. Rāvana carrying Sītā off by violence
2. Rāma recovering Sītā and returning."

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