The Americans had grown to a similar willingness as the battles progress. What could possibly cause this willingness to die before surrender? The Japanese soldiers had been given a propaganda pamphlet called Read this and The War is Won, which was written in a way that was meant to instill a hatred for Americans and Western society. Similarly the Americans were showed a series of films, one of which is titled Know your Enemy- Japan. The film shown to the Americans is also meant to instill hatred for the Japanese, and to fan the fire that was sparked when they Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
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.
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.
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. With so much division in the world at the time the U.S wanted to make sure ally relationships didn't crumble. With the instability in
Japan acted as an aggressor nation in Document A, it shows Japan disregarding the International treaty agreements, which forced America to then go on its own and begin isolation. The Japanese played an important role in changing our American foreign policy because they ignored and blasted away every treaty we had set up with them. The United Stated government ended up taking action against the concerns of aggression. On August 31, 1935, the Neutrality act in Document C was issued. This act stated that if the president declared a foreign nation to be at war, all forms of trade
Commodore Matthew Perry, commander of the mission to secure Pacific steamship lines on July 8, entered Tokyo Bay. To the Japanese the Americans were “… devils with white faces,” (page 21) and Americans thought of the Japanese as “subhuman, different, and slanty-eyed” yellow devils (page 137). These opposites in opinions of appearance and religion caused World War 2 to be fought brutally, which created this atrocious rivalry between these two countries. During World War 2, the Japanese and the Americans “had been culturally programmed to view each other as repulsive” (page 135). This made fighting on both sides “heartless” and beyond “human decency” (134).
All giving the idea of a democratic society in Japan developed by the Japanese even though it was ideally formed by Americans. The reason of doing this was to make sure that Japan was directed in the right path and that they would not succumb to a past of militarism as seen in WWII.
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,
Attack on Pearl Harbour The attack on Pearl Harbour was called the Hawaii operation or operation AL by the Japanese General Headquarters. Japanese shocked the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. This 'dastardly attack' was the turning point for America and for the War. On December 7, 1941 in the morning of Hawaii Japanese Navy conducted a military strike against the United States. It was a major surprise to United States.
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.