Moreover, other countries claimed the right of nuclear weapons to defend their citizens. Consequently, the tragic bombings became the example of an arm’s race instead of peace. Furthermore, since Japan was already on the brink of collapse the bombing was unnecessary, and peace talks would have taken place within a decent time frame (even after the cancelled Hawaii summit). The millions of deaths calculated by Operation Downfall [the codename for the Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near the end of the Second World War, which was abandoned when Japan surrendered following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki] actually show that only desperation and honour stood between Japan and unconditional
Attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States Flaws The attack on Pearl Harbor was an astonishing military strike by Japan against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. This attack was not sudden, but an event led up to by previous conflicts arising between both powerful nations. Relations began worsening as Japan set out and expanded in Manchuria. When Japan effortlessly defeated China, the US began to foresee war with Japan. As Japan annexed China and Manchuria, war out broke between these countries.
The Japanese were seen as bloodthirsty savages willing to die rather than give up. Their defense of Okinawa and the thousands of kamikaze pilots only confirmed this fear in the eyes of the Americans. Truman felt the bomb would save more lives in the long run, due to avoiding another six or more months of carnage that the war was known for. Truman later said he estimated fighting losses numbered in the several hundred thousands, while bomb losses numbered in the tens of thousands since he intended to spare as many women and children as humanly possible. Using the bomb pretty much guaranteed that the U.S. would occupy Japan without the Soviets as well as sending a clear message to the Soviets to go slow and careful in Europe and it’s territories.
America, despite its efforts, could not remain neutral and was forced to enter World War 1. Germany did not respect America’s decision to stay neutral and purposely sunk their ships in the British Isles. They sent the Zimmerman Telegram uniting other countries against America. Lastly, they blockaded British ports and prevented American trade with France and GB. Over 100,000 Americans died during WW1, but were rewarded with patriotism, an Allie victory and trade which once again
The day after the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan. In turn Japan, Germany and Italy declared ware on the United States. This was the official start of World War II, a war that would shape the world that is today. President Roosevelt’s most famous words to help raise American pride during this hard
With this amount of casualties projected, a land invasion would have trumped the death toll of D-Day. Also, more civilians and more cities would have been destroyed because of the strict Japanese leadership and stubbornness to surrender, especially when they know that they are in an un-winnable war. Another negative one could claim is that these events lead to the arms race. If the bombs were not dropped, there would have still been the arms race. Urgent use of the bombs portrayed to the world of the bombs potential and prevented future use when stockpiles were much
The Japanese planned a secret attack on the United States. It all culminated on Sunday, December 7, 1941 with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The attack was so cruel in the fact that it was a Sunday, a "Holy" day, and there were no true warning signs. The United States then reacted by joining the Allied effort against the Axis powers. After Germany and Italy were defeated, only Japan stood standing.
The main specific objectives of the Japanese aim at attacking the US were to destroy the US Pacific Fleet which prevent them from interfering when Japan conquered Dutch East Indies and Malaya, take all Asia’s land back because US could not detain Japan from doing so, fortify Japan against US counter attack, negotiate peace treaty with US from position of strength in 1 year with continued cost of US human lives with Japan and in 6 months be conquered and to deiver a major blow to American morale ultimately discouraging US from entering war. Japan’s hope of achievement and how was the oil embargo signed by President Roosevelt which crippled Japanese expansionist drives severely and 9/10th of oil source was cut off by the US. The Japanese Empire’s control of the Pacific would force US to establish favorable terms in resuming oil imports thus a decision to handle this manner was annihilate American’s military
After the events of Midway, the U.S. opened a gate with many successes by conquering islands invaded by Japan in an effort to stop attacks on U.S. forces. Gaining the islands was essential in order to invade Japan’s mainland in order to get closer to victory over Japan. Later in the war Japan would not have it’s mainland invaded. Most islands consisted of airfields and Japanese Bases, which were required to conquer and gain an advantage over Japan’s Army. America’s success at Midway was a crucial blow to the Imperial Navy’s fleet, which would not fully recover until the war was lost.
Should have America dropped the atomic bomb? In this essay I am going to say whether America should have dropped the atomic bomb. The two main points is yes they should have or the shouldn’t have. The first main point was that USA were worried by Japanese expansion so which they banned all their trading going to Japan, which stopped 80% of all the oil supplied to Japan in the summer of 1941. After this outbreak from the Americans the Japanese hit back with a surprise attack on the Americans which allowed the conquest of South-East Asia and the Pacific before the Americans had even recovered from the surprise attack.