The Burma Campaign was in South-East Asia in World War II and was fought by the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army. Burma was one of the worst affected areas in World War II. In Burma, the Japanese Army military setbacks which led to them retreating to the east. The Japanese wanted to take over Yangon, the capital and also a popular seaport.
naval base Pearl Harbor, for no reason. The biggest reason for attacking Pearl Harbor was that the Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor’s fleet, was the only thing that stood in the way of Japan taking over the South Pacific. At first, Japan wanted to destroy China, because of their marketing, but it soon became much bigger than that(Pearl Harbor). World domination was their main goal. Another reason for the attack was our relationship with Japan, for at the time war was inevitable between us and Japan.
And since they had just attacked Pearl Harbour and taken away multiple vessels from the USA, they knew that America would have cared more about Pearl Harbour. They also knew that the land was good land to own, as it can work in many different strategic ways. And in order to be able to collect this piece of land, the Japanese needed a large amount of soldiers. In the category of manpower, they delivered, as they sent 50,000 men, whereas the defence,
Five years after the Russo-Japanese War ended in 1905, Korea was annexed by Japan. Even though Japan’s control over Korea helped bring modernization, the Koreans were still looked down upon by the Japanese, and were often treated poorly. In 1943, when World War II already began, Allied leaders were deciding what East Asia should look like when the war was over. In November that same year, at the Cairo Conference, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek met to converse about what would happen to the Japanese Empire. It was then, that they all agreed Korea should be freed from the Japanese Empire and an independent country.
However, the United States’ participation was not declared by the U. S. Congress, but when North Korean’s intention to take over South Korea were identified, President Harry Truman “ordered naval and air forces into action.” (Greenspan, 2013) The United States just intentions were based on stopping the spread of Communism not only within the nation, but internationally wide. Thus, although the Korean War had many casualties, according to the Jus Ad Bellum principle, the United States’ participation was
Thinking of a country, limiting and separating itself from the others, living in its own bubble may seem too mainstream and unrealistic. Shockingly, this country exists and keeps its presents in East Asia: North Korea. Since the ancient times, numerous compelling kingdoms occupied Korea, including China. In the late nineteenth century, Korea declared its independence and created the Korean Empire, which lasted until Japan had dominated the countries economical actions and mutated its culture in 1910. After the World War 2, Korea experienced a schism, which resulted with two hostile countries: North and South Korea.
Nevertheless, United States did not attempt to afford any form of aid to this independence movement. As the Japanese rule solidified in the Korean peninsula, Koreans seem to have lost faith in their independence and this led to increase in resentment toward America, while accepting Japan as their status quo. This shift in foreign influence is portrayed in the literary works of the
It did, however, signal the beginning of the end for the Tokugawas. Soon enough Japan’s lifestyle and economy was heavily disturbed by the large amount of foreign people, ideas and money in the 1850s and 1860s. The Emperor Komei issued an “Order to Expel Barbarians” in 1862, but it was too late for Japan to retreat back to isolation. The order, in fact, did nothing to stop foreign ships from coming to Japan. Many southern provinces’ daimyo blamed the Tokugawa shogunate for not defending Japan.
In my opinion, Chinese intellectuals experience during the Cultural Revolution was not accidentally resulted. The original reason of the movement was ideology divergence which lead to CCP’s distrust towards some intellectuals. Their conflicts were suppressed in the phase of Sino-Japanese War, for both sides set defeating Japan as their first goal. Their relationship changed after CCP won the Civil War, intellectuals was firstly organized and utilized to reform the Party and build new orders in China. Intellectuals still have some power to criticize the Party at that time, but their power was gradually took away after CCP formed a whole ruling system.
As U.N. Forces advanced north of the 38th parallel, they found themselves facing Chinese forces. MacArthur wanted to start the war with China, Truman was against this. Douglas MacArthur stated, “It seems strangely difficult for some to realize that here in Asia is where the communist conspirators have elected to make their play for global conquest, and that we have joined the issue thus raised on the battlefield; that here we fight Europe 's war with arms while the diplomats there still fight it with words; that if we lose the war to communism in Asia the fall of Europe is inevitable, win it and Europe most probably would avoid war and yet preserve freedom. As you pointed out, we must win. There is no substitute for victory.”
Dating back to the 1400’s philosophers like Machiavelli emerged expressing their views of government and social interaction. Hundreds of years later John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau also emerged expressing their own viewpoints and their own theories as to why man act in certain ways. Along with their philosophies and theories, atrocities and destruction also emerged throughout humankind. One in specific took place in 1937 long after the passings of the philosopher's. The city of Nanking, China was the target of the Japanese army during their battle at expanding Japan’s territory.
During the Meiji restoration, militarism and nationalism began to take over Japan. Unknown to the rest of the world, Japan had started focusing in on themselves. This is what initially sparked the nationalism and militarism that eventually took over Japan. Moving forward, after World War I and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Japan had now gained control of Shandong in China. The addition of Shandong was exactly what Japan needed at the time.
Nationalism as stated in our textbook is the idea that members of a shared community called a “nation” should have sovereignty within the borders of their state. Racism is the belief that certain races of people are by birth inferior or superior to others promoting hatred and discrimination to others based on race. Some have misinterpreted the term nationalism and turned it into an excuse to attack other groups of people. We can see it clearly in the Holocaust and how the Japanese treated their “inferiors”.
On August 6th and 9th the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Days later when Japan surrendered, WWII ended as well. This bombing sparked many debates over whether America’s actions were right or not. The fewer amount of casualties and the brutal harshness of the Japanese to others justifies the US's strategy. The atomic bombs changed the way we fight wars and was a key milestone to where we are now.