This closed all trade and depended on the country supporting itself and therefore Japan was an inward looking nation. Japan before the Meiji restoration Japan was a war run country. It was run by the strongest clans which would fight for power to control the country. However as the Tokugawa shogunate came to power the country was closed off from the rest of the world apart from the small port which was allowed for Dutch traders in Nagasaki. This was because the shogun and people feared the increasing Portuguese influence on religion and trade would bring down the Japanese hierarchical system.
Japan continued their assault against China and left the LoN on 27 March 1933. B): Why did the LoN response to the Japanese invasion fail? The LoN could not stop the Japanese because the government hadn’t even approved of the attack on Manchuria, the military were the planners of the attack and carried it out without clearance from the government in Tokyo. Some people actually think that the Japanese themselves planted the bomb for an excuse to invade Manchuria. The LoN did not look the case at fast enough so it got out of hand very quickly, no one had any rights to stop Japan because the LoN didn’t have an army and it looked as if China had provoked Japan into invading.
By 1942, Hitler had assumed control of the German Army (an army that no longer had the strength and resources seen in Operation Barbarossa) and he listened to his generals much less than he had in previous years. Hitler’s main goals for attacking Stalingrad were to reach the rich oil fields of the Caucasus region; to conquer the main waterway of inner Russia, the Volga River; and to cripple the city so that it could no longer be an industrial or transportation center. These goals were ordered under “directive 41” code named Operation Blue where he ordered all available forces in the southern flank on the long front to destroy the Soviet forces there, allowing the German army to take the oil fields and Volga River . The above reasons were very rational from a strategic stand point, but many argue that Hitler’s obsession with conquering the city named after Stalin clouded his judgment when the battle swung in the favor of the Soviets. His ego forced him to ignore the constant warnings by his generals on more than one occasion.
How far was Hitler’s Foreign Policy the cause of World War II? Many feel that World War II broke out because of Hitler’s Foreign Policy. This included: destruction of the Treaty of Versailles, destruction of communism, creating a greater Germany, and to be independent (lebensraum) in the East and West of Europe. Hitler started by rearming Germany, as it was vital to “succeed”. The Treaty of Versailles had left them with nothing; the armed forces were reduced to 100,000 soldiers, six warships, 0 submarines and 0 air force.
The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June 1919 and played a very significant part to the eruption of war in 1939. The treaty of Versailles was awarded to Germany as a punishment for starting the first `Great War’. The Treaty of Versailles was indeed a very harsh punishment for Germany and it was very difficult for them to cope with it. Germany had to accept the blame for starting the war, reduce its army to 100,000 men, it could only have six battleships, Germany was not allowed to build any aeroplanes, submarines or tanks, Germany’s colonies were given to France, Germany was forbidden to unite with Austria, Germany was to demilitarise the Rhineland, Alsace Lorraine went back to France, and Germany lost the polish corridor. The German government thought that the terms of the treaty were very harsh, but had no choice but to accept them.
Causes of WW 11 Who, or what was to blame in causing WW 11? The Versailles Treaties have been blamed for fillnig the Germans with bitterness and the desire for revenge. The League of Nations has been for failing to secure general disarmament and collective security. The Great Depression has been mentioned because without it Hitler would never have come to power. While these factors created tension, something more was needed to create the war.
The 1905 Revolution was initiated from a peaceful protest by the Surfs but soon transformed into something much bigger. Although the Russo Japanese war played a significant part there was also a variety of other contributing factors; including the great famine, Nicholas II, Bloody Sunday and a society divided by autocracy. Firstly, how significant was the Russo Japanese war? In August 1904 Tsar Nicholas II declared war over the Japanese as they refused to let him have Korea under the soviet sphere of influence. Russia was naturally seen as the superior military power of the two but they failed to utilise this.
Germany lost the First World War because it simply did not have the power to withstand the Allied assault. Victory was never a possibility once the Americans entered the war. There were simply too many problems waging a two-front war. Germany made a mistake by announcing that it would begin unrestricted submarine warfare. This brought the Americans in, which meant that Germany would not be able take on the allied industrial and manpower resources.
The Americans had long before the attack realised that the Japanese where a serious threat to their security and after the invasion of Manchuria America proceeded to freeze all Japanese assets in America as a punishment for the invasion of Manchuria they also stopped the sending over of scrap metal and rubber this severely set back the Japanese military effort because the Japanese relied on the scrap metal because they melted it down and used it to make their planes and Ships and as a result of this the Japanese army which held a huge amount of power became increasingly hostile to America. The Americans also decided to freeze all Japanese assets in America as a punishment for the invasion china and also the fact that the United states government was also seeing that the Japanese where a formidable force that used their military to get what they wanted The Japanese desperately needed the pacific islands as a base to launch attacks on Australia and New Zealand as their planes did not have enough fuel to reach them let alone return to base afterwards. Japan was in a good place to launch an offensive against the islands the only problem was the
Hitler was arguably only stopped because he betrayed his non aggression pact with Russia and ended up losing a huge amount of men and resources in operation Barbossa. Japan is another clear example of racist, nationalist, militaristic, and expansionist tendencies causing the second World War. Japanese society has always been a society ruled by the ideals of the warrior, how those ideas translate into real life is a subject of much debate. However, when Japan was rapidly industrializing in the early 20th century, one of the things that became clear