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By Micah S. Muscolino

This publication explores the interaction among warfare and the surroundings in Henan Province, a hotly contested frontline territory that persisted big environmental destruction and human disruption throughout the clash among China and Japan that raged in the course of global battle II. In a determined try to block Japan's army strengthen, chinese language Nationalist armies below Chiang Kai-shek broke the Yellow River's dikes in Henan in June 1938, leading to devastating floods that persevered till after the war's finish. better disaster struck Henan in 1942-1943, whilst famine took a few million lives and displaced hundreds of thousands extra. targeting those war-induced failures and their aftermath, this publication conceptualizes the ecology of warfare when it comes to strength flows via and among militaries, societies, and environments. eventually, Micah Muscolino argues that efforts to acquire and make the most nature's power in a variety of varieties formed the alternatives of generals, the fates of groups, and the trajectory of environmental swap in North China.

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