- Sep 23, 2013
I believe it is time that Korea be forced to pay for aiding Matsui in his attack on Kyushu. There are those who say we should just seek financial compensation. They were not in Kyushu when Korean mercenaries slaughtered innocent Japanese citizens. Taking funds from their treasury is a mere slap on the wrist. They will merely resent us and that will encourage them to make another attempt in the future. We must strike hard to ensure they never consider such a thing again. As Minister of War, I call for our fair nation to make Korea into a protectorate. Just as Korea once served as a tributary state of China, we shall establish a presence there to ensure the Koreans behave. Not only that, but this gives us the chance to protect the Koreans from the Nanban, if perhaps against their will. They have been influenced by the Americans and Belgians, but they are too weak to ever be able to overthrow such puppet-masters. We shall save them from that fate. Let Nippon grow strong through war so it can protect our brethren in Asia from the Nanban.
- Ito Katashi of Miyazaki, Minister of War
((If it isn't clear, I want us to fabricate an establish protectorate CB on Korea.))
War, what is it good for? I say absolutely nothing. Listen to me!