The Japanese Internment The Japanese were welcome in America once until the attack on Pearl Harbor which lead Japanese to concentration camps and were watched over by americans. Was it ok to for the Japanese to be treated this way. The internment of the Japanese was Justified because of military necessity, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the US thinking there would be an invasion. The first reason why this is Justified is because of military necessity. “The security of the Pacific Coast continues to require the exclusion of Japanese from the area now prohibited to them and will so continue as long as that military necessity exists(Dewitt,1943).” So military necessity will help us become more secure and safe.
In fact, it only encouraged Germany to create further problems and eventually start World War II (WWII) - a battle that Britain had to fight in Europe and over her own skies as well. This pre-WWII British policy is often referred to as appeasement. Essentially, in the late 1930s, the British government rubber stamped several annexations and territorial conquests in central Europe by the German government under Adolf Hitler. There were two main motivating factors behind this policy: the idea that what Hitler was asking for was reasonable and the British government and society wanting terribly to avoid another war. The first of these policies stemmed from Hitler 's fascist regime 's stated goal of unifying all German speakers in central Europe under the German flag.
Over this time period, the Germans had been using the same strategie of “Attack! Advance! Sink!” (Gannon) All of this was in part due to German U-boats focusing on attacking transport vessels at their most vulnerable, out at sea away from the Royal Air Force. This was the logic of Admiral Karl Dönitz, the commander of the submarine fleet. In 1942, Dönitz had surprised the British by stating over the radio waves that Germany would be increased casualties.
The enigma code played a big role in world war 2 due it being used by the Germans to communicate with each other and to send their plans to the army bases and German commanders. The breaking of the enigma code made the Allis finally one step ahead of the German troops. The enigma code had to be kept a secret by the British so the Germans wouldn’t find out about it being broken. The breaking of the enigma code changed the war drastically by allowing the Allis to know the Germans moves body During the war great Brittan fort in a battle called “the battle of the Atlantic”. In this battle they took over a German U-boat, inside they found the machine that was receiving the German codes.
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. And since they had just attacked Pearl Harbour and taken away multiple vessels from the USA, they knew that America would have cared more about Pearl Harbour. They also knew that the land was good land to own, as it can work in many different strategic ways. And in order to be able to collect this piece of land, the Japanese needed a large amount of soldiers. In the category of manpower, they delivered, as they sent 50,000 men, whereas the defence,
In 1914, Britain put a distant blockade on Germany, which allowed them to control exits from the North Sea and damaged both Germany’s economy and War effort (Roskill 4: 533). Germany attempted to break Britain’s blockade, which resulted in the Battle of Jutland, in 1916. The role that other nations’ navies played was also extremely influential on the outcome of World War I. The role of naval Warfare during World War I, especially the Allied blockade of Germany, proved to be crucial in defeating the Central Powers, which consisted of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. The naval race between Great Britain and Germany from 1898 to 1914 caused great friction among the two nations and was one of the causes for World War I.
An alliance is an agreement when two or more countries support each other. These two alliances were a significant cause of tension that led to the outburst of the war. Firstly, them being involved in the Moroccan Crisis in 1905 and 1911. When France wanted to make Morocco one of its colonies, Britain, which is an ally, supported France’s decision. On the other hand, Germany wanted to contradict the move, being an opponent against the Triple Entente, making a speech saying that Germany supported independent Morocco.
9In what ways did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany? When Germany surrendered, they knew they had to pay a price, but the peace treaty was more severe than they expected. British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and American President Woodrow Wilson, the three leaders of the Allies, decided the fate of Germany. The Treaty
He also supported upholding secret treaties and a potential naval blockade. However, like Wilson, Lloyd George was wary of creating too harsh terms that would cause German resentment against the Allies. Also, because Germany was Britain’s second largest trade partner, too harsh reparation payments would lower British trade. “Overall, Lloyd George 's aims can be summarized as follows: to defend British interests by preserving Britain’s naval supremacy that had been threatened by Germany, to maintain Britain’s empire, to possibly increase colonial expansion, to reduce Germany’s future military power and to obtain reparations, and to avoid creating an embittered Germany that would seek revenge and threaten peace in the future.” Although their aims were significantly different, both Lloyd George and Clemenceau were aware that because of the United States’ status as an economic superpower, it was likely to become a military one as well in the future. Therefore, in order to avoid angering the U.S. they both supported point XIV of Wilson’s Fourteen Points, creating the League of
In the World War I, Germany, Austria, and Turkey make allies and work together. Initially the United States is neutral and impartially anyone. But when the Germany submarine accidentally hit United States vessels in submarine warfare, it makes the United States anger and finally become sided with Britain, the Soviet Union and France which is the opposite of the Germany alliance. Because the involvement the United States, it was facilitate the Germany defeat. Finally, World War II was won by the Allied
Unrestricted submarine warfare outraged many Americans because its application was an attack upon innocent civilian. Unrestricted submarine warfare also breaks an international law which states that the civilians of two warring countries are not targets. Germany not only harmed civilians, but it also broke international law. Through the sinking of the Lusitania, the public’s view of Germany’s unrestricted warfare policy intensified, and more people began to favor American involvement in the war. The sinking of the Lusitania became one of the most important events of the Great War because its reaction is, “the first step towards American involvement in the war.” (Hill
The Germans found success in their blitzkrieg strategies, and their U- boats continued to intimidate the Atlantic. “A navy second to none, said he, was needed as a `contribution to world peace (Document B)”. This threaten the Atlantic affected the United States trade and personal safety. Without safe waters trade, the United States would lose large amount of money on sunken imports and exports. By terrorizing the waters, German U- boats could control the United States trade, and dictate their economy’s success or failure.
Pre-emption has been used, and has both a success and fail rate. The most famous example of Pre-emption is short war in Pearl Harbor in 1941. Japan believed that war between themselves and the United States was inevitable. The rapidly degrading Japanese military “capability led the Japanese leadership to believe it was better to have the war as soon as possible”(Barnes,2007). The Japanese was partially motivated to debilitate the United Sates Naval power in the pacific.