This was somewhat a political decision that the United States needed to make in support of her allies. The U.S needed to prioritize strategy in choosing how they would act after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Hitler’s military success’s in Europe. The U.S had two options as to how they would proceed with military action. We knew if Russia collapsed that would allow Hitler to then fully focus his attention to defeating the British as well as helping out the Japanese which was a great ally of Hitler. The Japanese military success with the bombing of Pearl Harbor was obviously of great importance to the United States but helping our allies defeat Hitler took precedence after Winston Churchill asked the president Franklin D. Roosevelt for support in defeating Hitler.
Four days later Hitler declares war on the U.S. The Pearl Harbor is in Hawaii and Japan attacked it because * The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. D-Day – Where – When * June 6, 1944 - D-Day : A mighty fleet crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and broke the Nazi grip on western Europe. Atomic bombs- where and when
The Americans believed that they were the most advanced nation and that the Japanese should be modeled along it. Therefore Japan became subject of the transference of American ideals and institutions to an Asian setting. The most effective way to rid of the Japanese militarism the Americans believed was to establish a democratic society. The occupation can be seen as the “second opening of Japan” allowing American influences to flow in. The only way the Americans saw to establish democratic institutions in Japan because of its strong military influence during WWII was to rid of all military personnel.
Germany could not sustain a two front war, and the defeat of the Nazis was soon to come. In the Pacific Theater, Japanese army and naval units were trying to push the American Marines away from Japan but were having immense trouble. American troops were chasing the Japanese from island to island until they were close enough to make their final attacks on the island of Japan. With American bombers just outside of Japan, President Truman decided to take at advantage of the United States’ newest weapon, the atomic bomb. On June 6, 1945, an American B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor ,a base in the Hawaiian islands in 1941. Japanese government believed the only way to solve economics and demographic problems was to expand into China. Japan declared war on China in 1937. The United States pushed back on Japan. Negotiations between the U.S and Japan failed, neither side could not agree on anything.
World War II consisted of a Nazi German takeover of continental Europe with a military strategy known as “blitzkrieg”, which used military strength and speed to overwhelm Europe. At the same time the Japanese empire, already controlling areas in Manchuria (Chinese territory) from a hostile takeover, looked to further its expansion into Southeast Asia. All of the major world powers were forced into another World War and in my opinion it was an absolute inevitably that the United States would be involved regardless if it wanted to or not. There were entirely to many factors both domestic and foreign that forced the US into the second Great War. World War I was viewed as an extensive and unnecessary loss of life by the American people.
Nimitz directed a small but more skillfully maneuvered carrier force which was crucial in America’s victory, the battle of Midway along with the victory in the Coral Sea halted Japan’s juggernaut, Japan’s “victory disease” had overextended them and led to their downfall Island Hopping Strategy- how America won the war in the Pacific, American forces would cross a great distance by going on short voyages from island to island, the American forces won each island as they progressed and eventually it led them to mainland Japan Potsdam Conference- Truman met with Stalin and British leaders and issued an ultimatum to Japan, you must either surrender or be destroyed, American bombers showered the warning on Japan by dropping tens of thousands of leaflets but there was no sign of Japenese surrender. America had Albert Einstein up their sleeve for he had been crucial in developing the atomic bomb, which was originally intended for Germany, Japan refused to surrender and the threat of destruction was fulfilled when America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing 180,000. August 6,
It was completely obvious after the attack on Pearl Harbor that most of our country now strongly stood behind the war efforts of World War II. However, this was not that case in World War I where we had to be persuaded to participate. The United States entered a “warfare state”and the entire country revolved around war and wanted their revenge on the Axis Powers. Of course entering of the war had created a more internally involved America but the events that took place on August 6 and August 9, 1945 lead to the United States making history. The highly anticipated droppings of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced the entire nation of Japan to surrender, which historically had been unwilling to give up.
Why We Fight On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked upon American naval forces and air defenses at Pearl Harbor. This event gave Franklin Roosevelt the justification he needed to enter the United States in World War II. Other than that there were additional motivations for America’s entrance into the war. In 1931 Japanese invaded Manchuria. American had good relations with China so they told Japan if they don’t leave they will stop trading oil with them.
Until then, the conflict was primarily concentrated in the European Theater. However, the attack prompted the United States to declare war on Japan the following day. The Japanese, satisfied with their victory, could not have devised a better way to rally the American citizens to fully support Roosevelt and his administration’s plan of involvement in the war. A previous promise between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt was fulfilled when Britain declared war upon Japan two hours after the American