We were planning on giving them their emperor, but we didn’t say anything.If the U.S. actually told Japan they were allowed to keep their emperor, japan would have surrendered, and the U.S. would have not had to drop the bomb. This one condition alone could have been enough to satisfy the American War Department’s conclusion that it was necessary to convince the Japanese that they would not be “annihilated” if they surrender. The U.S. could have waited for the Russians. If the U.S. waited for the U.S.S.R. the Japanese would have realized they stood no chance. A Soviet declaration of war on Japan would satisfy the first necessity.
The ideas that are often associated with World War II are usually related to the deadly warfare that occurred, Nazi Germany, and the utilization of the atomic bomb. However, one of the most overlooked and appalling events that took place throughout World War II was the internment of Japanese Americans. The first prominent event that lead to the start of internment was the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941. Consequently, the bombing spurred fear among millions of Americans which would eventually lead the United States into World War II. In response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S Government and President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued new laws which would begin the relocation of Japanese Americans.
Kellock J stated in this opinion that the word deportation is also the same as “to remove into exile” on legal grounds. This term was only to be applicable to foreigners in a state not citizens who were either born or naturalized in Canada who have no relationship with Japan except for race (p.12 of the chemical reference (2) Sir Lyman Duff). These citizens have not been convicted of any legal crime. On what grounds did the government have to put the Japanese on intern? Because the government didn’t have any evidence to clarify that the Japanese were allies with the Germans.
Even though he made this decision as Japanese government did not respond to the Potsdam Declaration, it was still possible to negotiate with Japan’s side without dropping the atomic bombs. In today’s American society, it is considered that his decision to use the atomic bombs enabled the country to save their soldiers. On top of that, Japanese government never raised any protest against the United States for the use of atomic bombs. Nevertheless, as Hasegawa (2005) states, this cannot be longer justified because it is more of a moral issue. More importantly, it is doubtful whether President Truman was sure about the effects of atomic bombs.
In the Edict of 1635, it specifically states that Japanese ships were forbidden to leave for foreign countries. If anyone broke this rule they would have been executed. The ship would be taken away from the owner and impounded too. It seems that Japan wanted to keep out foreign influence due to wanting to maintain their ancestral ways. A person in Japan who was found a follower of the Christian faith in Japan would get an award for doing so.
Neither Hitler nor Stalin had foreseen that this would lead to the Western Allies declaring war on Germany on the first of September 1939. In actual fact Hitler and Stalin believed they had prevented the outbreak of war with the signing of the Pact not brought it on (Taylor 1963). The Pact convinced Hitler that the Western Powers could not now intervene to save Poland. To the Western Powers the Pact proved how unreliable the Soviets were. However, Britain had already based their strategy on the assumption that the USSR would remain isolated from the conflict, or even if they did get involved their military would be of little help to anyone, thus had no influence the decision to go to war.
This is what caused the Executive Order 9066. It made the Americans suspicious about everyone of Japanese ancestry. If the bomb wasn’t dropped, then most likely there would be no internment camps, except maybe because Americans were scared Japanese people would destroy the American culture. But the American culture is about all the cultures of people from all over the
Although an ultimatum was indeed given to Japan at Potsdam, they were not informed of the weapon of mass destruction the United States possessed. It will never be known for sure, but the knowledge that America had an atomic bomb might have caused the Japanese to surrender once and for all. Even if they did not surrender, the Japanese authorities would have at least had a chance to evacuate their citizens from the cities that were the intended targets. Instead, Truman kept the atomic bomb a secret, so that he could try it out. Also, the bomb could have been dropped in a much less populated city, in an effort to save lives.
However, it was clear that they had no choice; Germany was obviously incapable of undergoing more war. If Germany were to be invaded by the Allies, it would’ve been very difficult for them to defend themselves since they had been weakened by the war. Furthermore, Germany hadn’t taken part in the Paris peace conference; only the winning countries had been allowed to participate. When Germany had signed the armistice in 1918, they had thought they were accepting the fourteen point peace plan formulated by the USA President Wilson. Since this peace plan was based on fair and democratic ideas, Germany thought the Treaty would also be honest, but when, the 7th May 1919, the Treaty was put ahead of the German government, their expectations were proved
as the evidence would later prove, Truman knew fairly well of that the initial targets of his Fat Man and Little Boy were not purely military because otherwise he would not have ordered dropping of pamphlets warning the citizens of an invasion. According to international law ,Truman should suffer life in prison for the crimes of using WMD and exterminating the Japanese people at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If a murderer of 200,000 civilians is not considered a war criminal, then no one ever was and no one will ever be considered a war criminal. If the murder of 200,000 goes unnoticed, even celebrated then we have no right to call for justice. We initiated the international laws so that no man regardless of power or hierarchy can escape justice, and so I ask you to abide by the rules that we created and convict Truman of manslaughter, extermination, and inhumane acts against the civilians of Hiroshima and
There will be no armed uprising of the Japanese(Munson,1941). People did not know for sure that their wasn 't going to be an invasion. So just to make us safe we had to send the Japanese to these camps. Japan can be dangerous people and we will not know what they will do. They are capable of a lot of things because they have the resources to do it.
In one attack this Japanese action silenced the heated debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Germans. Americans sought revenge for the terror that had befallen them. The attack on pearl harbor was what finally allowed America to abandon its isolationist beliefs and enter the
The American people in the 1930 's were very much isolationist. The United States just concluded World War I, a war that the people never really wanted to enter. With the help of world events, President Roosevelt and the American people, slowly moved from isolationism to intervention. That neutrality would be tested in December of 1937 when the Japanese gunned down and sank the U.S. ship Panay, which was anchored China. This did not change the American people 's belief in neutrality but, President Roosevelt was uncertain they could continue to be neutral in times of great turmoil in the world.