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Cryptonomicon is a novel by Neal Stephenson, taking place in two different time periods (around World War 2, and the 1990s), encompassing a large number of characters and including a number of technical concepts. Several historical characters appear in the story (such as Alan Turing and General Douglas MacArthur).

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In Cryptonomicon, why didn't the Nipponese government dig up Golgotha after the war?

The Nipponese, fearing imminent defeat, bury most of their gold in a mountain in the Philippines. Presumably, they do it to prevent the Allies from getting hold of it. What was their plan for ...