Emperor Hirohito's Surrender

Emperor Hirohito's Surrender

The night before Emperor Hirohito's surrender during World War 2, broadcast army officers launched a coup. Officers took over the Imperial Palace in an attempt to erase all records of the emperor's surrender and eliminate any remaining officials who stood in their way. The coup was thwarted when the record was leaked to the press and the armed forces refused to support the coup.

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