Government by assassination

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Government by assassination has been used[1] to describe the political situation in Japan in the 1930s. Most notably, it refers to the death of Inukai Tsuyoshi in the May 15 Incident of 1932, as well as the February 26 Incident of 1936, in which Saitō Makoto and Takahashi Korekiyo were killed. The period saw the rise of Japanese militarism and can be seen as leading to Japan's involvement in World War II.


  1. ^ Byas, Hugh; Government by Assassination (e-Book); Taylor & Francis 2010

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