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- Japanese militarism : The influence of military officers on the governance and foreign policy of Japan, principally prior to and including World War Two in the Pacific, but possibly including post-1945 developments
- Gekokoju : A Japanese belief, probably arising in the sixteenth century but becoming a prominent when junior officers pressed for radical nationalist reform in the 1920s and 1930s, in which obedience to superiors was less important than obedience to principles; could justify assassinations and overthrows of government
- World War Two in the Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Tsuyoshi Inukai : (1855 - 1932) Japanese civilian political leader, belonging to constitutionalist movements; Prime Minister 1931-1932 but assassinated in the May 15 incident
- March 1931 Incident : Failed 1931 coup by Imperial Japanese Army young officer group that wanted to install the head of the Control faction as Prime Minister of Japan
- Manchurian Incident : A fake attack on the South Manchurian Railway Company, staged by Kwangtung Army officers, in September 1931, which was the pretext for Japanese military action outside the Kwangtung Leasehold and throughout Manchuria
- February 26, 1936 Incident : Probably the most serious Japanese military coup before World War Two in the Pacific, suppressed strongly by Emperor Hirohito, with several key government leaders killed and wounded, and Army purges following
- Imperial Way faction : One of the two major ultranationalist factions in the Imperial Japanese Army and militarized politics in the 1930s; emphasized spirituality over the technological approach of the Control faction