Europe and Asia had been engulfed in War World Two long before the United States was forced to join in on the Allies side. When the U.S. declared war on Japan, they had been dominating all throughout Asia in land, sea, and air. The U.S. navy at first where dealt a serious of defeats by the Japanese navy and all seemed lost. A single battle turned the tide of the war in the pacific and put the Japanese on the defensive. The United States began to push the Japanese back in a serious of major land and sea battles.
In 1941, the battle of Hong Kong took place when the Japanese Imperial Army attacked Hong Kong. This attack focuses on Shing Mun Redoubt, which was a defense line for the British in Hong Kong that fell to the Japanese. The reason why Shing Mun Redoubt fell is debatable, as some believe that the Japanese were simply just too strong, but other believe that it was the lack of strength in the Ally’s defense line was the cause of this fall. Both of these reasons were supported by evidence, but to come to a complete conclusion, we will have to see which of these two reasons has the most evidence. Japan attacked Hong Kong as it was under Britain, which were their enemies, and it would be a jab to them if they lost, and the Japanese were on a train ride, with every stop being another success; after winning against China, a huge country, Hong Kong didn’t seem like a strong opponent.
World War II was a very brutal war that lasted from the years 1939-1945. There are a ton of different heroes from World War II. There is a variety of reasons as to why they are considered heroes and where their home countries are from. General Ulsterman Robert Blair Mayne, who was otherwise known as Patty ,was one of these heroes along with Bernard Montgomery. During the war there were also many sacrifices taken.
The dropping of the bombs were necessary and fair due to the refusal of the Japanese to surrender, the millions of lives saved by a quick end to the war, and the warnings given to the Japanese. To begin, the Japanese soldiers have it ingrained in their brains that it is dishonorable to surrender. The author of Drop the Bomb as agreed by saying that “the Japanese have demonstrated a willingness to fight to the death”. During the war there were many times for the Japanese to surrender, but it was never done. With this in mind, they would have continued to drag out the war, which shows that dropping the bombs sped up the war which lessened the casualties.
On December 7th of 1941, an attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese changed the course of history of the United States and the world. This attack on an American naval facility claimed a staggering 2,403 lives and wounded 1,178 others forcing the United States’ formal entrance into World War II. I was very fortunate to visit and participate in a South Washington County ISD 833 group band performance at this historic site, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. While visiting this monument, I learned about the significance of this International aggression on the American soil. This attack symbolized a threshold point for Americans from just offering support to the Europeans to becoming actively involved in the war.
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. This is because it would close the supply line to China and provide more resources to the Japanese.
The States, in return, declared war on Japan. Japan retaliated and allied with Germany and Italy, who also declared war. These three countries, as well as others, were known as the Axis Powers. The well known attack on Pearl Harbor was the horrific event that introduced the U.S. into World War II. As well as being attacked, the United States also played the role of the attacker in August of 1945.
Roosevelt’s Day of Infamy speech, came to existence because on “December 7, 1941, Japanese hit Pearl Harbor with a surprise attack.” Japanese forces launched a massive bombardment on the Hawaiian Islands. On that same day they also attacked, Hong Kong, Guam, The Philippines, Wake, and Midway Island. Pearl Harbor was strategically important because it was there that US based its Pacific Fleet. Noteworthy, the attack left “2,335 military personnel dead.” Franklin D. Roosevelt faced the task of not only responding to the attack, but mustering the words to bring tranquility to the American people. On December 8, 1941 at 12:30 p.m., Roosevelt gave his Day of Infamy speech.
Ever-increasing tensions and hostilities arising from ideological differences, military envy, and economic pressures culminated in some of the most ferocious violence history has ever witnessed. From the Napoleonic, Balkan, and Boer wars right up to the Franco-Russian, and Russo-Japanese conflicts, the boastful displays of power by the world’s most powerful states only emphasised just how much importance was placed upon the military elites of the world’s greater powers. It is widely believed that this accumulation of conflicts, hostilities, and political strife were significant factors in the emergence of the first world war, yet these are only a handful of the causes of the ‘great war’. Eugenia Nomikos and Robert C. North argue in their book on the outbreak of World War 1 “A major difficulty in trying to understand the escalation of July and early August 1914, is the consideration that the crisis and the events that immediately produced it were in part the culmination of a long chain of occurrences and relationships dating back for years and even decades,” also they state “the events of the crisis are likely to constitute only the peaking of a vast structure of past interactions, conflicts, and outbreaks of violence which set the stage or define the parameters of the
According to Hideki Tojo. Imperial Conference November 5, 1941” it states, “Two years from now we will have no petroleum for military use. When I think about the strengthening of American defenses in the Southwest Pacific of the expansion of the american fleet…”. This piece of evidence shows that the U.S government is getting stronger. This is shows that This will strengthen the US economy because it will take away resources that japan relied on the US
United States entering World War 2 was the turning point of the war for the Allies. The Allies were being bomb by air and losing on every front of the war, from England to Africa and beyond. The United States wanted to stay neutral and did so for the first 2 years of the war. The United States used economic sanctions on Japan to try and deter their aggression in Asia and the Pacific. They supplied Britain, Soviet Union and China with war materials and even deployed troops to Iceland, relieving Britain soldiers.
Communism. All these things had a major role in the war. This is why World War II was an important war in our world’s history, with many ways it has changed how the world works. Let’s start off with the impact the beginning of World War II had on our world and the Soviet Union’s involvement. First I’m going to explain how World War II started.
Thus, America joins World War Two. Although a tragic experience for most the bombing of Pearl Harbor was very important. The Bombing eliminated America’s isolationist ways. After the attack, America got this sense of patriotism that gave people the desire to fight japan. Others were so upset that they started making prejudices against Japanese-Americans.
After the Doolittle Raid, the Japanese realized the US were still threats to their expansion. Admiral Yamamoto selected to attack the Midway Atoll a US outpost that the US would defend vigorously in order to destroy their fleet once, and for all. The breaking of one of Japan’s secure codes “JN 25”. When the US broke this code, it gave them information about the impending attack on the Midway outpost.Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided with this information that the fight would be in the air so he left his battleships to the side while keeping the aircraft carriers in fighting shape. The result of this was the turning point of the Pacific War.