Since Japan was a rising power they saw one country in the way from keeping their empire secure, the United States of America. Hence the attacked pearl harbor. Japan did this without thinking about the consequences that would later come. Unfortunately for Japan, the U.S. decided to end the war with two nuclear bombs, little boy, and fat man. These two bombs devastated Japan and caused them to surrender.
When Jesuit missionaries attempted to enter Japan, he got suspicious. Instead of letting them in, he decided to close Japan from any Christians and/or Jesuits along with other foreigners. Foreigners were sharply limited going to Japan. Emperor Ieyasu wanted Japan only for Japanese. (Score for Question 2: ___ of 4 points) 2.
This attack was a turning point for the United States because this was one factor that brought them into World War II to fight against the Axis Powers. In conclusion, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because of their nationalist mentality, America’s embargo of oil to Japan and fearing that the United States will attack them first. The first reason why Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor was because the Japanese had nationalistic and narcissistic political mentality. The Japanese believed the Yamato race was a superior race to the other Asian race(Document A). They also believed they will become the “new order” once Europe and America crumble and become the “old orders”(Document A).
This caused many Germans to accept the Nazi regime and probably join the army. Germany had little flexibility with its’ army, both in size and actions, due to the restrictions, which caused Germany to begrudge the surrounding countries. The Nazi regime took advantage of what the Germans didn’t like about the Treaty of Versailles, by breaking some aspects of it, in order to gain support and increase their numbers so they could go to war. There are many reasons why the Treaty of Versailles caused World War Two, but there still might have been other causes; just like how Germany was blamed for World War One, it is unfair to put all the blame of the treaty without acknowledging other possible
America was left out of the war until then leaving only America to defeat or join forces with. Japan 's idea was to weaken the U.S. and leave them with no choice except to surrender. America was “easy pickings” for Japan, due to Germany finishing of Great Britain and leaving half of Russia and America to deal with. It was meant to be the end of the war many cities in ruins over the rule of the Nazi and Japanese armies that were almost unstoppable. In spite of Japan 's doings which in fact lead us into participating in the war the Pearl Harbor attack did indeed change America’s history.
In September of 1939, World War II had officially begun. Before the war started, Germany, lead by Adolf Hitler had begun to take over many other countries around Europe including Austria and Czechoslovakia while also allying themselves with other countries such as Russia and Japan(Sharpe 6). When Germany sought after Poland, Britain gave them un ultimatum to pull out of the country and when they did not do so Britain was at war. In December the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor which is when the United States declared war against the Japanese. Due to our close relations with the U.S at this time, it also created a huge hatred for the Japanese in Canada(Sharpe 8).
These movements being innocent in the eyes of the beholders will turn opposite and cold by the end of this historic time period for those involved and historians. Fascism starts in Italy, will later be reshaped into a new government and exposed for the real dangers it could portray. Nazism although just a branch off of fascism, still would not be possible to have been attained without great propaganda techniques and knowledge. Hitler can thank those around him for the support cause without them and without fascism all of this could’ve been
For instance, the attempted coup d’etat in Japan on February 26, 1936 failed in their “goal of purging the government and military leadership of their factional rivals and ideological opponents” and as a result, the Japanese government proceeded to more military influence over their government (February 26 Incident). In addition, “[s]tarting from the spring of 1936, the Boss was proverbially born again, a new man” (Murakami 117). In comparison, just as the Boss was “born again”, the Emperor of Japan made a strong stand and united the cabinets after the failed coup d’etat which led to the government being “marginalized and the military controlling the Japanese Politics” (The 1930s and War
A). The new order is becoming a reality shown on the map where Japan has control of most of East Asia which consists of Manchuria, China, and French indochina by 1940 (Doc.B). So in order to carry out their plan, United States needed to be removed leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because the U.S. was becoming a threat with their rapid growth in their Navy. Naval Expansion Act was passed on July of 1940 which would allow the U.S. to triple their naval ships by 1944 (Doc.C).
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
Qing China violated this stipulation when the sent troops into Korea without notifying Japan. The violation of the Tientsin Convention ultimately led to the First Sino-Japanese War. Once the Japanese and Chinese forces started entering the country, the Donghak rebels gathered in battle against the Joseon, Japanese, and Chinese troops, to drive the foreigners (being the Chinese and Japanese troops) out of the country. In the beginning of the battle, the rebels actually had the advantage. They were successfully defeating the Joseon army until the Japanese appeared.
War between Japan and the United States did not simply begin on the date of the Pearl Harbor attack. In fact, there were tensions between the nations since 1920. “The United States was mad with Japan’s tremendous aggressive approach against China.” Due to this the Japanese concluded only one way to fix this effective plan for its economic and demographic problems. Their
In 1939, war broke out between two forces, the Axis and the Allies. The Axis included the countries Germany, Italy, and Japan, but this alliance was more of a political relationship. Those included in the Allies alliance were the US, France, Britain, and the Soviet Union. Their relationship in a way was political, but they could depend on the other states in the Allies group whenever they need help. Germany attacked Poland, however President Roosevelt didn’t pay any attention to it until Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler, encouraged Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.