Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbour in early December 1941, the American people were hesitant about joining World War II. However the attack which impacted the nation directly, ignited a desire for revenge on the Japanese. The attack sent the country into a panic, and the American government were not at all pleased with the unprovoked surprise attack. Thus, the use of racial stereotyping and dehumanising the Japanese, representing them as rats, became prominent during World War II. The American government used the attack on Pearl Harbour to demonise the Japanese in various different ways, creating a common hatred for their enemy nationwide.
The Japanese flew suicide missions to cause as much damage as possible. The Japanese were fierce fighters and were not afraid to die. This is why on August 6, 1945 the US decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. While the United States may feel justified in exacting revenge, the use of the atomic bomb was cruel and inhumane. The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM.
The United States of America and Germany, fear and anger, assumptions and judgement, Japanese and Jewish, internment camps and concentration camps, and death. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, two months later Executive Order 9066 was signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Order 9066 caused an evacuation of all Japanese-Americans on the West Coast. In Nazi Germany, about 20,000 camps were established to imprison all Jewish people. “These camps were used for a range of purposes including forced-labor camps, transit camps which served as temporary way stations, and killing centers built primarily or exclusively for mass murder.” according to ushmm.org.
Their cultural bias cultural stance fueled their mentality that they were superior to non-Japanese people. This cultural rift was further divided by Japanese and American propaganda, which kept emotions high following the attack on Pearl Harbor. More specific to the Raid of Cabanatuan, Japanese officials were ordered to kill POWs upon receiving news of the successful U.S. invasion of Luzon. Information about Japan’s mission to kill off allied POWs was provided by a prisoner that escaped POW Camp Palawan. U.S. Intelligence debriefed the escaped POW on Japan’s order to kill and the methods in which they were to kill POWs.
Beatty, the man that goes up against Montag, is also Montag 's fire captain, later in the story Montag kills Beatty to survive. Now, Montag murdered Beatty and that is against the law, but Montag has been justified in burning Beatty, it was either Montag or Beatty, if Montag didn’t kill Beatty it seemed Beatty would kill him. Montag had also trying to protect himself and Faber, Beatty had wanted to die anyway. Montag was already in trouble, by burning Beatty he gave him a second chance to escape and run to sustain his way of life. Montag killed Beatty and was justified in this action, because he was protecting himself and Faber.
Despite the United States’ plea for Japan to accept an unconditional surrender, the pure brutality and honor that they possessed never ceased to exist, even though many were aware of their ineluctable downfall. Also, because of the well known fact of Japan’s nature for tenacity, the war would have been lengthened for years at the cost of a substantial amount of lives. Equally important, the Manhattan Project was not an inexpensive feat; to see such potential and scientific achievement gone to waste would be a complete tragedy. Given all these points, the justification for dropping bombs of such a cataclysmic event is surfaced; indubitably,
The three texts which are the allegory, "Terrible Things", the poem, "First They Came For the Communists" and the memoir Night share some differences and similarities. These three texts are related during the Second World War in Europe and also about the Holocaust. The WWI (1939-1945) was the bloodiest war in the world's history. The conflict started in Germany led by Adolf Hitler that was the leader of the Nazi party, this man had thoughts in conquering foreign lands, increasing jobs, and exterminating all races that he thought were minorities. During his dictatorship, he sent troops to imprison and kill all the enemies of the Nazis who were Jews, homesexuals, communists etc.
His reasoning was that it would be worth the cost in the end. Phase two of the plan was very spread out attacks by the Viet Cong all over the South Vietnam's cities. This made the people go into a full on revolt against the South Vietnamese government and Americans that everyone hated. Because the South Vietnamese government was overthrown, the Americans would have had no choice but to go to the coast, clear out, and go home. Phase three would start as the Viet Cong and NVA were to defeat the Americans that were
They were picked up by Japanese boat and transport to POW camps where they were brutally treated. The Japanese aimed to destroy the dignity of all americans to make them feel as if they are lesser beings. The decimation of dignity in Louis’ and others in POW camps left a lasting impact on the men showing that dignity is an essential basic right. The Japanese aimed to destroy the most painful and deadly parts of being human or know as the mentality of POW’s. Specific Japanese soldiers aimed the most cruelly at them,such as The Bird or The Quack.
Lastly with so many Americans losing their lives America officially joined World War II. After Japan had all but openly declared war on America, American citizens and military personnel were in an uproar. To add on to that unquenchable fury not only did Japanese Imperial Navy attack Pearl Harbor it also attacked all of the american outposts in the Pacific. After the japanese attacks on the american outposts Japan occupied all of the formerly american protected territory. Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein.