Pearl Harbor and the nukes dropped. War is not something you should take lightly. World War two was particularly difficult for the united states of America because they wanted to remain out of the war. Neutral was no longer an option after what japan did. Before that America was on the sidelines just observing and aiding the ally forces.
Even after, Indo-China conflict, when India required economic aid from the United States, Nehru kept criticizing the Western Power’s every action. This could be due to Nehru’s aim of keeping foreign powers out of the region and maintaining regional hegemony over South Asia. At the beginning of 1950s, the US regional strategy was to establish good bilateral relations with both, India and Pakistan. However, in mid 50s, it started to lose grounds with India, due to its neutral stand and lack of willingness to get involved in conflicts, such as the one in Korea. Due to growing nationalism in Middle East and tensions with China, especially after the North Korean invasion of the South, United States was in need of support from both India and Pakistan.
(Shuter& Kelly, 2007) The Fascist believed that western values dominated the world and their ways were morally wrong. They saw the policy of keeping peace with the west as weak and did not want Japan to be dependent in the west for raw materials. As they believed in nationalism, they wanted Japan self sufficient by trading and be a strong nation and using propaganda they try and convinced the Japanese people that western ways were wrong. This help them to a certain extent as some people truly believe and were convince by them but one other way Fascism became more powerful in Japan is in the education system. In the 1850s, half the men and a seventh of the women in Japan were literate and by 1920s, farmers could read and write.
With recent tensions rising between North Korea and the world, it is no surprise that the Japanese citizens are aligning themselves with a nationalist government. Japanese Prime Minister Abe has started to consider revoking the disarmament treaty. Revoking it would let Japan increase spending on the military, which would ultimately result in a much larger and advanced military. Although rearming the Japanese military would improve security in the country, it would only increase the tension, doing damage to not only myself, but future generations of Japanese citizens. A disarmament treaty was put into action by the United States after the surrender of Japan during World War II.
The League had already failed to assist China during the Manchurian Crisis in 1931 and the invasion of Abyssinia by Italy was a key moment for the League to prove itself however, it didn’t. The League could have taken effective measures such as closing the Suez Canal to stop Italy from getting supplies like oil and coal, but it didn’t as Britain and France feared to provoke Mussolini. . This made it obvious that major members of the League like Britain and France put their self-interest prior to the League’s objective of ‘collective security’ and maintaining world peace. Being the Leagues’ second betrayal of a member country in the League questioned the organizations’ necessity to exist and its credibility to protect weak
It was not to end the war. We are often taught that the use of the atomic bomb was necessary to end the war with Japan at the earliest possible moment, but judging by the statements of many high ranking political and military personnel, this is simply not the case. "The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn 't necessary to hit them with that awful thing ... I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon,"Eisenhower said in 1963. On September 9, 1945, Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third Fleet, was publicly quoted as stating that the atomic bomb was used because the scientists had a “toy and they wanted to try it out…” He further stated that “the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment” and that it was“a mistake to ever drop it.” By all the evidence and information we have above, it shows us that to end the WWII is not really the reason for U.S. to drop that bombs on Japan.
Egami goes on to explain that this change was too abrupt to have occurred naturally by the indigenous peoples of Japan because the peaceful and mainly agricultural society of Japan at the time would have no reason to willingly adopt such a grotesque, violent alien culture (Kirkland 110). Thus, Egami concludes that these recent cultural shifts “‘correspond in all respects’ to cultures of conquering continental peoples [... and] the transformation must reflect ‘the subjugation and control of Japan by military force’” (Kirkland
The Qianlong Emperor sent a letter to King George III stating, “I set no value on objects strange or ingenious, and have no use for your country’s manufactures” (The Qianlong Emperor 1793). The Chinese refusal of trade with Britain ultimately led to the Chinese loss of the Opium War and allowed the British to gain control over China. Although the most significant causes of European Imperialism in both Africa and China were similar due to the fact that the belief that one country was superior in comparison to another was present in both situations, the most significant causes also differed in which country held the
Stalin had never been interested in providing nationalists who were not Communists with arms. “In his memoirs, Khrushchev says that at first, Nasser came across as a bourgeois Latin-American style dictator.” ("Suez Crisis: 1956-57. ").The Czech arms deal angered the West and revoked the offer of financial aid for the Aswan Dam Project. The project was central to Nasser’s ambitions to modernise Egypt. However, the US claimed to the public that John Foster Dulles, the American secretary of state, withdrew the financial aid because they were not convinced it would end with success and it would place too much strain on the resources of newly independent
Thesis statement: Though many speculate that the act of dropping the atomic bomb on Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) while not doing so on Europe (Germany and Italy) was racially motivated, racism played little to no role in these bombings. The United States of America and her allies were willing to end World War II at any cost, had the atomic bombs been available they would have been deployed in Europe. In the 1940’s there is no doubt that the United States of America was engulfed by mass anti-Japanese hysteria which inevitably bled over into America’s foreign policy. During this period Japanese people living in both Japan and the United States of America were seen as less that human. Japanese-Americans living on the west coast were savagely and unjustifiably uprooted from their daily lives.