Japanese Revolution

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Japanese Revolution
Date 19 December 1979 – 28 September 1981
(1 year, 9 months, 9 days)

The Japanese Revolution (Japanese: 倒皇, Tookoo) was a nationwide anti-monarchist rebellion in Japan that led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the eventual establishment of a national republic in 1981. Military suppression, economic turbulence, and socioeconomic unrest culminated in a popular uprising lasting nearly two years which conclusively expelled the Imperial Japanese administration from the Japanese mainland. Subsequently, one of the oldest continuous monarchies in the world at the time adopted a national republican form of government.

One of the major world events of the late 20th century, the Japanese Revolution became an indicator of a changing global landscape; the irreversible decline of monarchism, the weakening of the ODN's influence in eastern Asia, and neo-communardism's popularity as manifested in the transcontinental success of the Japanese National Redemption Army.


Dirty War: 1951–1966

Rule of the Junta: 1967–1979

Directory of 1980

Consolidation of the republic

Maquino's debut

See also