Japan viewed these actions as a threat of survival for their nation. The leaders of japan though the solution or to counteract with taking the resource rich territories in Southeast Asia that the United States controlled. Which would most likely result in war between the two nations. The only problem japan faced was the danger and intimidation by the United States Pacific fleet based on Pearl Harbor. The commander then idealized to take out the U.S fleet with a surprise attack.
Many of the Japanese military officers thought that this was going to be an easy task. It was thought that after Pearl Harbor was bombed the United States would either be too broken to retaliate or just not be willing to join the war. The United States had sat back and watched Britain get beaten for the first few months of the war so it was not expected for them to want to join the fight. In Japan’s view, if the American Pacific carriers at Pearl Harbor were destroyed, America would not be able to stop their advance into the Pacific. The Japanese hoped that the defeat at Pearl Harbor would be so devastating, that Americans would lose their will to fight and immediately give up (pearlharboroahu.com).
I do not believe that any compromises could have been made between the US and Japan based on their allegiances to their allies whom were enemies, and the priorities they had to those ties. The attack on Pearl Harbor could not have been avoided, because the Japanese had different priorities than the US, and they conflicted too much, which also leaked into other aspects such as the miscommunications between the two nations, and the assumptions of Churchill about the Japanese that Roosevelt listened to which eliminated the useless Vivendi. The attack was inevitable.
Island Hopping involved American forces occupying islands that leads toward Japan. Du... ... middle of paper ... ...g the islands. It could also encourage the Japanese to surrender quickly so that American lives will be saved from certain doom. The stance of this argument could be rebut with the statement that the suffering of the inhabitants, which consisted mostly of people who aren’t able to participate in the war was immoral because they posed no threat at all towards the invading troops of the United States. The statement would be considered bias towards the invading American troops because it focused solely on the suffering of Japanese population without considering how much the American troops suffered throughout the war because they had a very high casualties from island hopping and also most the army was comprised of civilians that were forced to be drafted into the army meaning they also had no intention of harming anyone without the orders from the commander in chief.
The U.S. clear dislike in the expansion of Japan caused the Japanese to see Pearl Harbor as a threat. The Japanese decided to take out the threat by launching a surprise attack on a Sunday (“Pearl Harbor”). Several things caused Japan to make a surprise attack on the United States naval base of Pearl Harbor. The U.S. combated this with increased aid to China but the Japanese wouldn’t stop in Manchuria. Japan wanted natural resources as they had very little on their small Pacific island so they saw Southeast Asia as a place to get them (Fitzgerald 14-16).
Its principle objectives were to secure the resources of South East Asia. This was Japan’s original strategy. It shows that at the time, Japan were not altogether ready for the war. Now as the war progressed, Japan had a different aim. They wanted to destroy or neutralize American striking power in the Pacific-the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour and the U.S. Far East Force in the Philippines.
Almost nothing had been the same after that day. It entered the United States into World War II and affected the Japanese-Americans way of life. The United States want to be an isolationist country did not last long which contributed to the attack of Pearl Harbor and the peace negotiations between Japan and the United States did not help at all and were instead used as a devious plan for the Japanese.
Though the Order seems to be in violation of the Constitution at the time, the Supreme Court upheld it because of “military necessity.” “There was evidence of disloyalty on the part of some [Japanese Americans], the military authorities considered that the need for action was great, and time was short. We cannot – by availing ourselves of the calm perspective of hindsight – now say that at that time these actions were unjustified,” stated Justice Hugo Black on December 18, 1944 (quoted in Irons, 1989: 83). The War Department oversaw the removal of people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast based upon wartime military necessity. Shortly ... ... middle of paper ... ...t and control of alien enemies, except as such duty and responsibility is superseded by the designation of military areas hereunder. THE WHITE HOUSE, Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 19, 1942.
What led the nations of the world to tread down the path of war? This analysis tries to answer those questions in terms of autonomy and responsibility, and focuses on Japan. Japan was a major player in the war. As an aggressor of the war Japan had entered into military action before the European war had started and was not defeated by the Allied powers until VE Day. Several factors came together to Create war between the United States and Japan that led to the fateful bombing of Pearl Harbor.
He explained how the attacks had to have been planned weeks in advance, but during that time Japan acted as if they were making peace with the United States. Roosevelt reported the damages and losses that the nation suffered due to the attacks. He explained what actions would be taken to defend the country, and what they would do to ensure this would never happen again. The purpose of his speech was to request Congress to declare war against Japan while displaying the confidence to assure the nation that event... ... middle of paper ... ...made the country want to fight back, but he also used the right words to give America hope. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation was successful because he declared war on Japan without instilling too much fear on the nation.