The economy of the West Coast would only be improved with the relocation of the Japanese, as many American farmers were missing out on work due to immigrant success. Pushy military persons used their positions to persuade the government to introduce mass relocation, when in reality, the necessity was only due to wartime hysteria. The biggest factor that led to the mass relocation of the Japanese people was racism. It grew out of the many acts that established the belief that Japanese people were not American citizens. Overall, the relocation of Japanese people in America was neither justified nor necessary.
With recent tensions rising between North Korea and the world, it is no surprise that the Japanese citizens are aligning themselves with a nationalist government. Japanese Prime Minister Abe has started to consider revoking the disarmament treaty. Revoking it would let Japan increase spending on the military, which would ultimately result in a much larger and advanced military. Although rearming the Japanese military would improve security in the country, it would only increase the tension, doing damage to not only myself, but future generations of Japanese citizens. A disarmament treaty was put into action by the United States after the surrender of Japan during World War II.
The country became more aggressive, many people started blaming the government for Japan`s economic crisis. People lost faith in the government causing them to start listening to more attractive ideas such as military strength; the military full of nationalistic pride, came up with the idea that the only way of Japan to have access to raw material was to expand its territories. As a result, in the same year, Japanese Army officers seized the resource-rich region of Manchuria in the north of China, and even though the Government did not approve this mission, the Army went ahead anyway; and within a year, Japan controlled Manchuria. When invaded Manchuria, Japan violated the treaty signed in the Washington Naval Conference; as a consequence, members of the League of Nations decided that Japan committed and illegal act. Furthermore, Japan left the League with the feeling they were treated unfairly.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
As the U.S. makes this transition, there are multiple obvious changes throughout the nation, such as a growth of our economy, a feeling of cultural superiority, and a strengthening of our naval forces. Why did America transform from isolationism to imperialism? For starters, the United States felt the need to spread its own culture and religion, Christianity. We viewed small countries as inferior and uncivilized because they did not have advanced technology like our own and the natives of the territories did not practice the Christian religion. This being said, America decided that we needed to take over these areas to improve them.
In reality, United States did take up the shape of a liberal hegemon and utilized its soft power to spread the ideas of liberalisms across the globe. However, Nye (2004) had argued that despite of doing this, this had negative impact on the global stability as instead of fostering peace, it brought conflict, war and violence. In the aftermath of 9/11, American was under attack from Al-Qaeda, the worldly hegemon transformed into an imperial one and adopted an aggressive approach towards those who did not conform to the liberal view of the world. This failed policy lead to the wars in Iraq, Iran and North Korea who America termed as the axis of evil. Iraq was invaded by America in 2004 because of the security threat, North Korea declared itself as a Nuclear power, whereas suspicions arise that Iran is also trying to reach nuclear capability as well.
Previous events also played a great role in determining the League’s decisions. It was reluctant to ban arm sales to Japan, as it was afraid that Japan might declare war. Furthermore, other members part of the League were also hesitant to impose economic sanctions or stop trade with Japan; as the Depression was already damaging world trade- stopping trade completely would hurt their
Others might say that the U.S. using its military was needed to open up Japan and that the military government was there only to help fix Cuba. On the other hand, both Japan and Cuba complied out of fear of being killed the military. In the end, the military may have been needed, but that still does not mean it was
First of all, the conflicts between China and Japan is the main obstacle for East Asia economic integration surrounding the historical issues such as Nanjing Massacre and Yasukuni shrine. According to Wang, “it is reasonable that Japan promoted regional cooperation and tried to be the leader of East Asia. But the rise of China, along with hostile nationalism, greatly challenged Japan’s ambition because the formation of a China-dominated regional organization will dilute Japan’s regional inﬂuence”(Wang, 2011, p.209). From the perspective of China, the hostility to Japan is not only the way to transfer domestic contradiction but also cherish Chinese nation’s patriotism. Chinese scholars have pointed out that nationalism is burning in mainland China.