Why is Japan considered a 'victory' in the Cold War? 

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Japan is considered an American victory in the Cold War because the United States helped to rebuild the Japanese economy along capitalist lines after World War II. The United States was afraid of Asian nations becoming Communist after the war, particularly following the Chinese Revolution of 1949 in which Communists under Mao took over China. General Douglas MacArthur of the United States designed post-war Japan to be a democracy with a parliament (see the source below). The emperor was stripped of all political...

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