Why Did Japan Win Ww2 Essay

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In 1919 WWI just ended, the Allied powers convened the Paris Peace Conference to determine punishments for the Central Powers and the Allies’ benefits for helping win the war. The new compromises were composed of false hopes and promises, disputed territorial claims, and a weak League of Nations that soon fell apart, because of these, tensions arose and the conference became a catalyst for WW2. Japan contributed greatly to help win WW1, however, they were not seen as equals, and they were not part of the Big 4, that was composed of, Briton, Italy, France and the chairman of the conference the United States. Japan having lost lives and property from the war thought they should be equals with the Big 4 and not have policies made unfairly against them.…show more content…
Japan was infuriated as the proposal did not pass and to make matters worse it was thought that Willison would vote for the proposal. But, after Japan’s hopes were high for being seen as equal, they were turned down by the U.S. Japan proposed the racial equality amendment, so they could finally be equal with the Big 4. Most of the Big 4 did not like this proposal as it could weaken their control over colonies. Additionally, the Australian prime minister thought it went against his white Australia plan. Because of this, he told other nations that he would cause an uprising if the proposal passed. With this and the already racist beliefs in the country, President Willison voted against the proposal. Because Japans ability to be equal was stopped by the United States, they were enraged. This helped cause the attack on Pearl Harbor as Japan wanted to show they are
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