Japan signed an instrument in a sign to surrender on USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor in September 2, 1945. In result of all these, the Japanese were embarrassed of what their country did. Turns out they were not trying only to free them from western powers but also trying to abuse that power trying to take over ,and trying not to share that power. This leads to the abuses on other countries. We have to be glad that the Greater East Asia Coprosperity ended because who knows what will happen if it did
Bethmann, the Chancellor of Germany, was against this idea out of the fear that the U.S. would enter the war taking the operation of submarines as a threat. However, the government had built up propaganda that the admirals were a figure of great authority in order to encourage patriotic enthusiasm; thus, despite the difference in rank, in reality Bethmann had little power over the two. "His only hope was to secure a peace satisfactory to Germany before the submarines began to operate," Taylor wrote, "yet the peace had to be as good as victory" (Taylor, 1966, p.154). Within a short amount of time the submarines were introduced as an addition to Germany's military power. In response the U.S., which had remained neutral until that point, joined the Allies in opposition to Germany.
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,
The Americans and the Allied forces had already made Germany surrender in Europe and only Japan stood in the Allied forces’ way for peace. When Japan refused to surrender, President Truman decided to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. Some people argue that it was the best decision available to Truman. “In 1945, fire raids in Tokyo had killed 140 thousand Japanese citizens and had injured many more ”. Therefore, it makes sense that Truman wanted to end the war early and reduce the number of dead
Truman, who was interested in the suggestion, recommended that he discuss it with Byrnes. However, Byrnes ‘swiftly killed the idea’ because he was adamantly against any compromises with Japan as it could be considered a weakness. Later, McCloy wrote that Truman had ‘succumbed to the so-called hardliners’ of the State Department in a letter to the presidential advisor Clark Clifford. When Leo Szilard and other scientists brought up their concerns of the bomb, they were again redirected to Byrnes. Although Byrnes knew that a Japanese surrender was eminent, he was more anxious of the increasing Russian influence in Eastern Europe and was adamant that the atomic bomb would be necessary in managing Russian
If they had no explosives with them, some soldiers would simply charge straight into enemy lines with their bayonets once their grenades and ammunition ran out. The brutality of the Japanese army towards non-Japanese civilians had its roots in the Japanese nation’s high sense of nationalism and belief of the superiority of their race. Foreign people were seen as less honorable; thus the Japanese government neglected to establish regulations on the proper treatment of foreign civilians during war. This in turn gave Japanese soldiers freedom to treat citizens of Japanese-conquered nations however the saw fit, leading to brutality, disrespect towards human rights, and
The atomic bomb was a nuclear weapon of war, and the first of these bombs were dropped on two Japanese during the second world war. The dropping of the atomic bomb was justified because of the fact that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, they had participated in many atrocities and a land invasion would have caused more of the allies to die. It’s because of these big reasons that the United States had to drop the atomic bomb because without it the Japanese would’ve just continued to fight and kill more allies. The atomic bomb also showed the Japanese and the axis powers that they were a nation not to fight with. The atomic bomb being dropped was justified due to the fact the Japanese had attacked the U.S. at a military base named Pearl Harbor.
Truman’s intention was “to save as many American lives as possible” and be compassionate for the women and children in Japan (Truman). The actions taken by the United States towards Japan were unethical, but mandatory. The Bombing of Hiroshima killed and injured thousands of people. Many homes were lost and structures were demolished (“New Bomb…”). Nevertheless, Japan was starting to fall.
The main deficiency with Japan’s war plan for Midway, as Symonds pointed out, came from the assumption that the Americans would react and behave in the way that the Japanese wanted, enough for them to strangle and beat down U.S. forces enough to drag them to the negotiation table as they had done with the Russians in the Russo – Japanese War. One mistake that Symonds pointed made on the part of the Japanese regarding their Midway plan was that attacking the island itself provided no advantage for them but everything for the Americans. Japan did not have the resources to both take over Midway and maintain the island, but it boosted all the benefits for the Americans because Midway provided land-based air cover, shorter logistic lines and was close enough to repair facilities that the U.S. forces did not have to stress. Essentially by picking this island, the Japanese had lost another step in the overall battle. Midway was closer to the U.S. bases which were crawling with American submarines and therefore easier to protect instead of the geographical location of Japan were trying to provide resources to Japanese on the would be occupied island would stretch out Japan’s already depleting sources as pointed out by Commander Miyo.
The Civil liberties of the Japanese on the west-coast were more important than the common good because there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack with their homeland. The Government illegally took away the Japanese’ civil rights, and it was unnecessary to remove the Japanese from their homes. First of all, there was no valid evidence that the Japanese were planning an attack on the United States with their homeland. During the world war, a man by the name of John Lesesne DeWitt, accused the Japanese people to have sabotaged various American households and property. However, in the article Japanese Internment Camps, the author states, “To argue his case, DeWitt prepared a report filled with known falsehoods, such as examples of sabotage that were later revealed to be the result of cattle damaging power lines.” As the quote shows, DeWitt had presented evidence that was complete fiction, but the president still agreed with DeWitt’s recommendation to relocate the Japanese although his