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.
Therefore, the US created unconditional terms of surrender, knowingly going against the Japanese ethic of honour and against the institute of the emperor, whom most Americans probably wanted dead. Consequently, the use of the atomic bomb became a way to avenge America's fallen soldiers while also keeping the USSR in check in Europe. The Japanese civilian casualties did not matter in this strategy. Also, it did not prevent the Cold War, as the USSR was just a few years behind on a-bomb research. At the time, revenge, geopolitics and an expensive project that could not be allowed to simply rust away, meant the atomic bomb had to be hastily deployed “in the field” in order to see its power and aftermath – though little was known about radiation and its effects on humans.
The Big Bang During the course of the war in Japan, we, the Americans, had a very important decision to make. One of the options was to drop a newly tested bomb on the Japanese hoping to get them to finally surrender. The other option was to have a mass land invasion on Japan and hope to overthrow with sheer force. We knew that no matter which option we took, there would be a significant amount of casualties. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks near the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at the executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 6 and 9, 1945; these attacks prevented the death of many Japanese and American lives, while preventing the destruction
On August 19th 1942 a 9 hour raid against the Germans was poorly preformed on the Beaches of Dieppe. Many Mistakes were made by the allies but with that came the knowledge of what not to do in the next raid. The allies learned to plan better, size-up the enemy, and realise what battle techniques and weapons should stay and which should go. The allies didn’t plan the raid very well. Operation Jubilee, the raid, was supposed to take place 2 months earlier but was canceled due to unwanted weather conditions with that the soldiers were aloud to return to their barracks.
(Vat) After that, Japan continued its naval expansion after World War I. Looking at Japans success; Great Britain and United States realized that the Japanese Navy could threaten their interests. In order to preserve their goals, they came up with The Washington Naval Treaty. This Treaty placed restrictions on the tonnage of battleships, aircraft carriers, and cruisers that Japan could build in relation to those of the United States and Britain (Willmott). The United States argued that they had naval commitments outside of the Pacific, so the Japanese would effectively have equal
In their minds, war was the only option left. The Japanese appeared greedy and didn’t want to pull out of Indochina. They wanted to get their way and didn’t want to compromise on it. For hundreds of years the Japanese have had a superiority complex. No one will know exactly what Japans leaders were thinking at the time, but we can speculate.
This was done for protection for the country and not to create harm to the Japanese, unlike the Nazi’s goal to create a pure Arian race. After the ever decreasing association between Japan and the United States, their heartless attack on Pearl Harbor only depleted the relationship even more. The attack on Pearl Harbor was an undignified and startling attack on December 7, 1941. This was the beginning of the second world war, a war that would change the entire modern-world. The Japanese created a surprise attack on the United States using Japanese bombing planes.
Second, why would a successful Japanese attack be more useful to Roosevelt than an unsuccessful one? If the Japanese attacked by surprise, that was going to bring the United States into war against Japan. What would be the difference, in that respect, between the Japanese facing little or lots of resistance? Third, if Roosevelt had wanted the Pearl Harbor attack to be a surprise, why had he allowed numerous warnings of imminent war and possible air attack to be sent to Pearl Harbor? These are present in great number in the congressional report.
They concocted a plan to conquer the Indies, but Japan believed that such a conquest would evidently bring America into war. To thwart American efforts to liberate the Dutch East Indies, Japan called for an attack on America’s navy. Using the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan was able to secure the necessary resources from the Dutch East Indies which would help their war against China. Japan also expected to come across a revengeful America. Despite the threat, Japan believed that the resources they secured form both China and the Dutch East Indies would be sufficient in dealing with a petty
Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto stated "I fear we will awaken a sleeping giant". Meaning, the U.S. had been waiting for Japan to make a move towards war all along; the Pearl Harbor attack had merely provoked it. The plan to attack Pearl Harbor was made by Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto; commander in chief of Japan's navy. He believed that the best way to act would be by secrecy; because the United States would eventually wear down Japan in a war. Yamamoto believed that Japan's only hope to win is to strike first and knockout the U.S.