Iwane Matsui and Tani Hisao were tried and convicted for war crimes.
About 300000 people died in the massacre. Many people have denied that the massacre happened.
Classification:The idea "Us Vs Them" represented by Japan and China Symbolization: The massacre was just known as the rape of the Nanjing. Dehumanization: Chinese citizens, soldiers, and refugees were raped and killed people by the Japanese army without the thought that these are real people with real emotions. Organization: IN 1928 the Chinese government moved the capital of China from Peking to Nanking. ON November 11, 1937 the Japanese army advanced towards Nanking from different directions. In early December the Japanese troops were already in proximity of Nanking.
Polarization: These countries drove apart, and did not consider to stop their horrors. Preparation: The Japanese army are coming into the city. The Chinese were seen as enemies and vulnerable people that could be manipulated easily. Their land was taken by force. People tried to enter safety zones or flee. Extermination: The actual, physical murder of people. The Japanese killed people for what they owned, and used their corpses as practice targets later on. These people raped 200,000 women as well. They were in power, and it was easy for them. Denial: Even to this day, some still deny the Nanjing Massacre, much to survivor's dismay. Though the army generals were put to justice, there is still some puzzle pieces to this story missing.
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