Talk:Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers

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Holy mission?[edit]

I removed a block of text that read "MacArthur had a belief in that his presence as Supreme Commander - and by proxy, the entire American presence - was a holy one. During his speech which he gave on the deck of his warship following the signing of the unconditional surrender, he stated that 'The holy mission has been completed.'" I don't think that that one quote proves that he believed his presence as SCAP was holy. First, that statement was made during the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri, which was before he assumed the post of SCAP. Second, it seems far more likely that he meant that the war itself was a "holy mission" against fascism. Thus it could be said in the Douglas MacArthur article that he believed the war was a holy mission, but it doesn't belong on this page unless someone can provide a better source for the statement that he felt SCAP's mission was holy. It looks a lot like POV or an attempt to portray MacArthur as a religious fanatic. Worldruler20 (talk) 01:41, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 21:58, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


Supreme Commander of the Allied PowersSupreme Commander for the Allied Powers – Many sources seem to interchange these at random, but, as far as I can tell, and per the reference I just added to the article, the title was officially changed from the originally proposed "Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers" to "Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers" on 11th August 1945, so even before the occupation began. For that reason I suggest the article should be changed to the latter name, and the opening sentence adjusted accordingly. 86.181.170.34 (talk) 23:10, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - Searching several references, it does appear that the title was often used interchangeably. Supporting your case, it appears more official documents seem to reference "for" as opposed to "of". This source would be a good reference to add to the article that supports the move. The official U.S. reply on August 11, 1945 to Japan's initial acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Declaration appears to be the only instance citing "of", at least in regards to the excerpts posted at that link. GoneIn60 (talk) 18:55, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Theoldsparkle (talk) 18:51, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

WP: Japan Assessment Commentary[edit]

The article was assessed Start-class. While the writing style is sufficient, the article is much too under-covered for a topic of this magnitude. The entire body of text covers three or four of the more controversial issues of its tenure, rather than an overview of its administration, after which the controversial parts should be added. Boneyard90 (talk) 02:07, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

I agree that this article barely explains what the responsibilities of SCAP were or what challenges Macarthur faced as SCAP. It alludes to negative consequences of some of his decisions, such as not accepting the apology of the Emperor, but doesn't explain what the supposed negative effects were. I would accuse the article of having the wrong tone, but it's hard to tell what it is even trying argue. It's not an historical article summarizing the position or MacArthur's role as SCAP, though. Steve Marethyu (talk) 00:53, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Only MacArthur has been officially appointed as SCAP[edit]

In the intro, the article cites a 1945 reference to suggest that no one has ever been officially appointed as SCAP except MacArthur. However, the final section (and Japanese Wikipedia) both suggest that Ridgway was made SCAP in 1951. How could a 1945 document say preclude that naming of a 2nd SCAP six years later? Bueller 007 (talk) 03:27, 26 May 2013 (UTC)