No, the US wasn’t justified. Even secretary of war Henry Lewis Stimson was not sure the bombs were needed to reduce the need of an invasion: “Japan had no allies; its navy was almost destroyed; its islands were under a naval blockade; and its cities were undergoing concentrated air attacks.” The United States still had many industrial resources to use against Japan, and thus it was essentially defeated. Rear Admiral Tocshitane Takata concurred that B-29s “were the greatest single factor in forcing Japan's surrender”, while Prince Konoye already thought Japan was defeated on 14 February 1945 when he met emperor Hirohito. A combination of thoroughly bombing blockading cities that were economically dependent on foreign sources for food and raw
Germany established a submarine war zone around the British Isles and said they would sink any enemy war ships that entered that proximity. Innocent American trading and merchant ships were being shot down and sunk by ruthless German warfare at sea. Germany refused to let the neutral America trade goods with their enemy countries. This dramatically impacted America because much of the American economy was controlled by trade with Britain and France, and moving forward America knew it would be impossible to keep an expanding economy without GB and France. America, despite its efforts, could not remain neutral and was forced to enter World War 1.
Within months another British liner, the Arabic, was sunk by a U-boat torpedo. Wilson again demanded the Germans to scale down the submarine attacks, and again the German government gave only a half-hearted acknowledgment. Then, in early 1916, Germany announced that it would begin attacking all merchant ships without warning in the waters around Europe, including neutral merchants. Wilson notified Berlin that this policy was illegal according to the international rules of war and were therefore unacceptable. Germany responded only with the destruction of the steamer Sussex in March.
They needed the Americans, and they used an ingenious tactic to cause the Americans to join the war: the death of its own civilians. The civilians on the ship, warned by the Germans, refused to listen to a warning, causing their death on the Lusitania. The total number of Americans who died represented a very small portion of the United States’ total population. The American public over-exaggerated the sinking of the Lusitania and overreacted to the death of very few people compared to America as a whole. The British blockade kept all trades away from the Germans, including food (Ghost Liners 124).Yet, when the Germans retaliate, the Americans hate them for it.
As well, the only way that the Wilson plan would have survived the political intrigue of the Europeans was either through a league that had real teeth, or a super power willing to intervene as a worldwide police officer. Neither of which existed in 1918. Clemenceau’s views represented the average sentiment of the European Allies after the war. In the closing days of the war, a war weary European population must have tried to make sense of the carnage, of the loss. Clemenceau casts a pale light on the German population, blaming the war on the aims of “the intolerable German Aristocracy.” (Clemenceau, p. 73) The entire argument for the French and nay, European view, was the perceived threat that Europeans felt of German arrogance.
Treaty of Versailles was based on his points, but not all of them were successful or followed completely. Some of the points were adjusted to meet the interests of France and Britain and were used against interests of Germany. Wilson’s fourth point aimed limitations of military and forces, disarmaments, in order to avoid another conflict. But Treaty of Versailles concentrated limitations and disarmament only for Germany, they couldn’t have as strong military as they had, their army was reduced by 100,000 men, they couldn’t use air forces and were limited in naval forces, because of the unrestricted submarine warfare, which caused many looses of ships for other countries. They couldn’t join Austria and couldn’t make allies together, because they were considered as dangerous force together.
In " World War II, large reference ( Roll ) ," a book, the authors prove that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but overall formulation and planning, the United States did not know in advance the operational plan , including: attack target , so that the Japanese war in the Pacific can not afford to shirk culpability is . In the " mysteries of World War II found the truth ," a book, the author also points out that the U.S. military attacked underestimate the enemy and got cold feet when the former commanding misconduct , resulting in more warships were sunk , with heavy losses , and reflects the United States to Japan 's strategic mistakes, is not a U.S. secret plan . I will also include relevant information in the data analysis section elaborated
Clemenceau resented Wilson’s generous attitude towards Germany and Lloyd George’s desire to not treat Germany too harshly. He said “if they British are so anxious to appease Germany they should look overseas and make colonial, naval or commercial concessions”. These disagreements left the big three unsatisfied and ultimately left them with a weak mere shadow of a perhaps great treaty due to their own arrogance and. It contained many faults and weaknesses. The treaty of Versailles greatly humiliated Germany forcing it to accept soul responsibility for the war.
He frequently did not have a firm grasp on how things would turn out. One of the greatest Commonwealth defeats, at Tobruk, was a direct result of his interference. He felt that he could partially control Soviet actions by personal diplomacy with Stalin. In short, I don't consider Churchill's reactions as evidence that Pearl Harbor could reasonably be expected to bring the U.S. into the war against Germany. Second, why would a successful Japanese attack be more useful to Roosevelt than an unsuccessful one?
It is quite obvious by now that Germany is not honoring our decision of being neutral. As stated in the policy of neutrality, participants of the war, like Germany, may not attack countries, like the United States, who are neutral. Disregarding this policy, Germany continues to attack our merchant ships entering Great Britain, often with U-boat submarines. As if it hadn’t been enough from sinking the Lusitania, a British passenger liner, before on May 7th, 1915. In this case, the innocent passengers on the boat were not warned by the Germans, like they were supposed to, that they were going to be blown up and sink the ship.