Comment: Mostly good, but...

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Mostly good, but...

The supposed quote about Yamamoto claiming "there would be a gun behind every blade of grass" as a reason not to try to invade the US is simply not true. It appears to have been made up with good intentions, but it is nonsense. The Japanese were hoping that a quick humiliating victory over the US navy would have the same effect that the Battle of Tsushima did on Russia in 1905. Japan did not have the ability to attack the mainland US in strength. They did not have the tonnage, fuel supplies, or even quantity of troops needed. They simply did not have the reach.