and with what for example Sunnis fought after the Iraqi army was completely crushed ? you don't need tanks to fight - small arms, bullets and explosives were in more than sufficient supply :-)... it is just they (Germans/Japanese) did not have any will & determination whatsoever even to try, even probably just once... I mean - do u recall or can find a single incident say in 1946 of attacks against occupying forces in Germany or Japan ? try to google.
May I suggest -
It's a good read and lays bare the POW camps that German soldiers were kept in for the first winter of defeat and explains how the country was slowly returned to civilian government and so on. I certainly had a better understanding of the aftermath of the war in Europe after reading it, you might to.