FDR took a different approach with Japan, he viewed the German threat more prevalent than the Japanese. He strategy was to strangle the island into submission through an economic war. Japan was completely dependent on imports and raw materials from other countries, mainly the US to keep the production of wartime materials. In 1938, Roosevelt issued an embargo against Japan, restricting the trade of steel and oil in hopes to bring Japanese expansion to a halt. With only a six month supply of oil in reserve Japan was forced to make a quick decision that would have an enormous impact on world events.
In August of 1945 nuclear weapons were released upon the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Soon after Japan surrended, consequently ending WWII. But was dropping the bomb justified, or an immoral act? After the attack of Pearl Harbour in December of 1941 American military started work on the Manhattan project in secret. During the time of the development of the bomb president Roosevelt died, President Truman succeeded him and continued work on the atomic bomb.
The act of saving lives in the pretext of killing more does not fit into any logic Truman could have done without the atomic bombing , as Japan had already become weak and it was understood of the fact that America had gained control over the airspace and water space of Japan . The country was already on its knees and it was negotiating its surrender to keep its imperial rule . The defense chief and advisors were against the atomic bombing of Japan as they had an idea of Japan already being weak by then . Also after Pearl Harbor , America made no concession of bombing Japanese cities , which had caused lots of destruction . The point that arises is , when it was known that Japan had already succumbed and an official announcement was on the cards anyhow , then why destruction of such nature was unleashed .
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.
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,
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.
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
However, while Europe was now liberated from Nazi control, Japan had remained unhindered. The new President, Harry S Truman, became aware of the atomic bomb’s existence, and initially considered several alternatives to convince Japan to quit the war; intensify the already heavy bombing of Japanese cities, wait for the Soviet Union (an ally in defeating Germany) to join the war against Japan, allow Japan's emperor, Hirohito, to remain on his throne, or invade Japan's mainland. (pg. 206) However, none of the first three of those options were certain to compel Japan to surrender or end the war in the near term, and each would have posed very serious military, political, and diplomatic risks. Truman’s military advisors also predicted an alarming casualty rate of between 500,000 to 1,000,000 American soldiers if they were to directly invade the Japanese mainland.
To whom it may concern, good Morning Mr. speaker and senator of the house. Today am going to discuss about president new start Obama’s plan. This plan is about preventing the usage of the Atomic Bomb and the decision how the countries that have it should be responsible and not use it at all. The U.S decision to drop the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War two was one of the courted many moral implications. The decision to use the atomic weapon and the justification to use that weapon is a subject that has been debated for the past70 years.