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With the occupation of Burma, Japan aimed to demolish the supply links of the Chinese resistance fighting against the Japanese invaders, and also to seize the vast and valuable rubber resources of the country.
Military campaigns had to be reduced to six months of the year due to monsoon rains turning everything into mud in Burma.
In the beginning of the Japanese occupation, the majority of the Burmese population welcomed the presence of the Japanese forces believing that Japan would abolish British colonial rule and make Burma independent.
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