a.francis scott key
it was tense, to say the least.
the united states and the empire of japan were tense economic rivals up until world war ii. both were jockeying to be dominant powers in the pacific rim while the us and japan both instituted racially motivated policies that excluded the other and its citizens from opportunities in their respective countries.
buddhism taught that anyone could enter nirvana, no matter how lowly they were on the social scale. hinduism taught that only the brahmins, members of the highest caste, could achieve entry into this wonderful state of peace. it is not surprising that the lower castes preferred the teachings of buddhism. i hope this is