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Fabian Graham

roads, railways, schools, sewerage and hospitals were built, it is unlikely that either Taiwan’s post-war economic miracle and the new belief circles that emerged from it, could have proceeded at such a rapid pace without these Japanese contributions. The ‘Japanisation Movement’ that emerged in the late 1930s sought to transform the residents of Taiwan into Japanese citizens, and many local residents adopted Japanese names, while in return Taiwan produced food supplies to support Japan’s war machine. Due to the thirty-eight years of martial law under the KMT which

in Voices from the Underworld
Hutchinson and party politics, 1700–20
Andrew Sneddon

allied victories at Ramillies and Turin. Combined, these victories had cleared French forces from the Spanish Netherlands and ended the war in Northern Italy. This left the Iberian Peninsula as the last bastion of Bourbon strength. Marlborough hoped to use this position as a springboard for a campaign to be undertaken the following year, which was designed to inflict the last great defeat on the Bourbon powers and secure peace on favourable terms.34 The underlying ethos of Marlborough’s military strategy was that the French war machine could be defeated via a land war

in Witchcraft and Whigs