The most important detail that affected this case is that in December 7th of 1941, Japanese fighter pilots intentionally attacked an American naval base right off of Honolulu, Hawaii. This meant bad news for the United States. According to America’s Best History, On February 19, 1942, The Executive order 9066 is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, confining 110,000 Japanese Americans, including 75,000 citizens, on the West Coast into relocation camps during World War II. The remains of the first of these detention camps resides in California's Manzanar National Historic Site. These camps would last for three years.
Hiroshima was a minor supply and logistics base for the Japanese military and this made it a good target for the U.S. military. The attack on Hiroshima caused extensive damage to the city and killed an estimated 110,000 people. After the bombing, President Harry S. Truman issued a second warning: "If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her war industries." Japan refused to surrender and so a second Japanese city was targeted. "Fat Man" was detonated three days after Hiroshima over the city of Nagasaki.
A somewhat controversial notion is that Germany was responsible for the outbreak of the war, evident in the country’s aggressive actions towards foreign policy and their non hesitant approach to the devision of the military planning and developments. It is difficult to conclude whether this opinion is totally reliable due to the strong part Germany did play in the build up to the war. Whether their actions were protective, in attempt to gain higher power status or preparatory for war, Germany cannot wholly be to blame. As many historians have less controversially said, the fragile alliance systems; the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance; in the setting of early twentieth century Europe meant that several countries were involved in the issues occurring in this time. Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Germany all had a significant part play in the the outbreak of the first world war.
In May of the same year zeppelin raids hit London. There were 54 zeppelin raids altogether, killing 557 people and injuring more than 1,370 people. There were also Gotha bombers, who made 27 attacks one of which was on London and 162 deaths. Even though the amount of deaths wasn’t that high it still gave the British Government an insight to what the Germans could do. WW1 was also the first case of total.
The modern world is still living with the consequences of World War II, the most powerful conflict in history. In the bloodshed, seventeen million military personnel died in the war. Moreover, civilian deaths in the Soviet Union and China alone totaled 30 million. Like any other major historical event, World War II has been reenacted in Hollywood movies. Likewise, like any historical movie, Pearl Harbor has generated debate about its historical accuracies or rather its historical inaccuracies.
Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy”. From 8am Pearl Harbour was bombed, although the event lasted just 2 hours, the loss of life and naval vessels was devastating for the Americans. The attack occurred within the time frame of World War Two, and is considered a prominent historical event as it drove the United States, “the world’s most powerful economy” into the war which thereafter had considerable impacts. The causes of the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbour include; Japanese imperialistic tendencies and ambitions, the tripartite axis agreement which encouraged Japan into aggression and the war. Other causes of the bombing of Pearl Harbour consist of the harsh impact the Great Depression (1929-1939) and the freezing of assets and exports from USA on Japan.
That would have meant that fifteen thousand more men would have been taken away from their families. That is one of the many pros for the dropping of the atom bombs. This is one of the cons for the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Because of the atom bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki millions of people were killed, and the radiation led illness, birth defects, and death. When the atom bombs were dropped most of the cities in the radius of the blast were leveled.
The Battle of Britain took place when the Luftwaffe attempted to win air superiority over southern England from the Royal Air Force as an essential prerequisite for the invasion of this country by German naval and land forces. For the British, it ran from 10 July - 31 October 1940. For the Germans it began on 13 August, Adlertag or "Eagle Day". The key to success for the Luftwaffe was the destruction of the RAF's fighter force. Conversely, for Fighter Command it was to hamper bombing and inflict losses, preferably before the target was reached.
What were the causes of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their effects on Japan’s economy? By: Ronan Uy ABSTRACT Warfare has been through many periods of technology, in spite of this a single aspect remains constant: death. Though there were numerous deadly weapons utilized in war, the deadliest of them all is the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb, is as defined by britannica.com “a deadly weapon caused by the sudden release of energy after the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of heavy elements like uranium.” In 1945, the United States (US) dropped two atomic bombs, one in Hiroshima and the other in Nagasaki ending WWII. It was the first event in which the whole world witnessed the power of nuclear weapons and the only time nuclear weapons have been used in war.