Why Did Hideki Tojo Hate The West?

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“Yesterday, December 7,1941 --- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - Franklin Roosevelt. December 7th 1941. When Japanese bombers made a bombing run in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sinking two ships. The USS Arizona taking down 1,117 with it, The USS Oklahoma went down as well taking 429 crew members with it. Overall 2403 people died by this surprise from the nation of the rising sun. The man behind this attack was a very well known figure in Japan, he was Hideki “Razor” Tojo the prime minister of Japan. He disliked the West and everything it stood for. Why did Tojo hate the West so much. Without Hideki Tojo’s dislike of the West there would’ve been less conflict between The United States and Japan. Tojo was an extreme nationalist and he was threatened by imperialism from the Hideki Tojo’s military career started his rise to power and hatred of the West. Did his hatred start and why was it limited to the Allies. Hideki Tojo began his military career in the year of 1912 by going to the Army Staff College and rose to the rank of captain in 1915. He was assigned to a military attache in Sweden where he had contact with the West primarily Britain which was one of his enemies later. He referenced them as uncivilized in his declaration of war(“HIDEKI TOJO SPEECH ABOUT WAR AGAINST USA & UK). In 1920 he rose to the rank of major and was assigned to a military attache
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