Kalvinator wrote: Nitewatchman wrote:
Silverdream wrote:Let's also forget that THE FRICKING HUNS WERE DEFEATED BY JAPANESE WIND MAGIC...TWICE.
Tell me of this Japanese Wind Magic, I have not heard of it.
P.S. Why is this being discussed in the Armory board?
Yeah, like the Wiki says, the two MONGOL invasions(Huns are basically the same. Whatever.) by sea were the closest Japan every came to being invaded successfully. The first time, they were completely unprepared for an invasion by sea, and would've totally been massacred. Strangely, though, a typhoon struck at just the right time and capsized/destroyed their fleet. This could have, of course, been some sort of coincidence, except, THAT SHIT HAPPENED A SECOND TIME!
The second time, though, ships/men actually did hit the beaches. They were of course quickly sent packing by an army of Samurai/other doods, and retreated to sea. So another typhoon wooshed in and destroyed the remaining mongols at sea. After that, the Mongol leader of the time, who always took care not to disrespect the gods of other cultures, for fear they might actually be worshiping the same god as the mongols, or perhaps a more powerful god, decided that they had better not F with Japan anymore. Also, I mean...all Japan has/had of note was a crazy tough warrior class. Their actual land was worthless compared to what the Mongols already had. No major resource deposits, no high-quality metals, nothin'. There's a reason that most of japan was once made of wood, paper, and rocks. They didn't really have much else, especially after they became an isolationist society.
I find it incredibly interesting that WIND pretty much saved them, especially when there was such a famous Japanese legend of a warrior whose sword could create massive gusts of wind. I don't remember the names of the warrior or the sword. Maybe Masamune? Who knows.
Anyway, yeah, the only time Japan has ever been conquered in the entirety of history was when the U.S. bombed the bejesus out of them in WWII. Sadly, the Japanese were on the wrong side of the war that time. If they had sided with the Allies, I have no doubt that they would have just beaten the crap out of any Axis troops that came after them. Like, really, if we hadn't developed the atom bomb, I'm not really sure we could've conquered them efficiently. We would have lost too many soldiers/had too many machines blown up.