Justified & Ancient
- Dec 22, 2014
- Reaction score
- Wessex and Mercia
There was no German uprising when high-ranking Nazis were hanged. Hirohito was every bit as obscenely evil as them.Because they needed to end it quickly and if they'd hanged him you would have had an uprising and you'd have been back to square one.
For some reason, the war crimes tribunal seemed to treat the Japs more leniently than the Nazis, handing out custodial sentences to a handful of perpetrators such as Togo, rather than the death sentences they deserved.