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They might have. Or they might not have. If they did, they got lucky, and had Germany or Japan been in power the ones in power they would have pressured someone to emulate the wrong example. The pattern "make people emulate your example" only works if you're right and they're wrong. The opposite is just as common.

If one could stop all countries from trying to export their form of government, this would be an argument against the export of democracy. But since the governments in Japan and Germany would not in any case have followed a non-interventionist policy, it seems more like an argument in favor of foreign policy interventions by democracies.
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