Since Japan did the bombing in Pearl Harbor, many Americans believed that Japanese Americans could not be trusted. Japanese fought because there was “A Tremendous Hole” in the Constitution and they would not tolerate being treated as less than a citizen. By the end of the war in Europe, the soldiers in 442nd, consisting most of Japanese Americans, were told by President Truman “you fought for the free nations of the world…you fought not only the enemy, you fought prejudice-and you won” (Takaki 349). Yet discrimination still existed. African Americans found themselves being targeted by hate crimes and violence.
Cara Kildall Period 5 10/17/08 LOTF Final Dictatorship is a slightly barbaric form of government that mistreats its citizens, and is ineffective. People’s mental welfare is in danger, because of the stress and trepidation of trying to live through another day. Also, they live in apprehension of being hurt or, in the case of Lord of the Flies, going crazy. Lawlessness is unhealthy for children and adults, and so a solid government is essential for happiness. Under dictatorship, many citizens feel incredible fear and deep unhappiness.
During World War II, people who were citizens of the United States but were Japanese Americans were held in prison. Just for the fact of being Japanese, being this race was a crime. This was discrimination. Everyone was accusing them of still being loyal to their native country, ’’Japan’’. Americans were afraid of being invaded by the Japanese.
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The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.” In other words, war brings people to a disgraceful point where they lose their values of life. The Japanese cultural beliefs contributed to many of the brutal killings that occurred in Nanking and other parts of Asia. Japan’s primitive rituals promoted dedication and honor through reinforcement (Chang 20). The Japanese Army had cultural beliefs that were instilled in them because of the consequences that were implied if disobeyed. These unethical and inhumane dispositions were all they knew and practiced.
The nurses felt the same anger as the other women prisoners at their own lack of power and the same repugnance to be sex servants, and as women in the military they had additional worries. They were conscious of their duty not to assist the enemy, and by appearing to cooperate with the Japanese could have faced degrading enquiries and court charges in the after the war; they knew the Japanese as the soldiers who had inflicted terrible injuries on the Australians they had nursed in the crowded temporary hospitals of Malaya and Singapore and as the murderers of 21 of their fellow nurses on the beach; and they feared that even if they survived the experience and were not formally charged with any offence their personal and professional lives after the war would be destroyed. If things came to the worst, they wondered if an individual nurse could attach herself to a particular Japanese in the hope that he might protect her from the others, and if they could ensure silence among themselves as a group. When the Japanese told Sister Win Davis what she had to do or be killed, she said that she chose death. At the time it was not an unlikely alternative.
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. The intensity of the violence seen in the Pacific theater is not seen on the battle grounds of Africa, or Europe. The reason being that the men fighting in the Pacific Theater had been instilled with a racial hated from one another. The racism that was instilled brought out a blind hatred for one another, and can lead to
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.
They prepared to storm the island on April 1st, 1945. The Japanese were really quite underdressed; they had a lot of gap to try and cover to avoid being absolutely slaughtered by the Americans. The Japanese found a way to keep up with America and even inflict very heavy losses of American lives: the dehumanization of Japanese soldiers’ lives. “Once it crossed the rubicon of accepting state-organized suicides as a legitimate military tactic, the Japanese commanders learned that it might we regain some of it’s lost ability to strike the Americans and perhaps stave off unconditional surrender” (Hanson 36). With all regard for life being dismissed, it now became a simple task of killing as many American soldiers as possible.
First and foremost, there was the controversy surrounding his invasion of the Philippines. Many officials believed that such efforts were useless and led to unnecessary bloodshed. However, on the other hand, some believed that this battle helped to end World War II. Next was the controversy surrounding his exoneration of Japanese hierarchies such as Emperor Hirohito from being punished for the attack on Pearl Harbor and, instead, placing the blame on Hideki Tojo. Finally, the largest controversy surrounded his public outcries to invade Japan against the orders of President Truman.