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Opinion Poll on Treatment of the Japanese Emperor

What do you think we should do with the
Japanese emperor after the war?

June 29, 1945 - AIPO: American Institute for Public Opinion

Execute him..............................................................33%
Let court decide his fate......................................... 17%
Keep him in prison the rest of his life..................11%
Exile him.....................................................................9%
Nothing (he's only a figure head for warlords)....4%
Use him as a puppet to run Japan........................3%
Miscellaneous/ no opinion.......................................23%

Source: Public Opinion Quarterly Summer 1945: 246.

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