Pearl Harbor

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Right Before entering World War II, Japan had many other problems to deal with. It had begun to rely more and more for raw materials like oil for new machines being made to make the production level of goods quicker, which enables a more profitable economy. They needed oil from outside sources because their land lacked all these things greatly, since the country was an island its natural resources was made up of rice and fish, hence the fisherman dependent society. Despite these difficulties, Japan began to build a successful empire with a solid industrial foundation and a good army and navy. The military became highly involved in the government, and this began to get them into trouble. The society began to see signs of control coming from a violent place this placed the people in a controlled state, their basic rights were slowly being taken away. In the early 1930's, the Japanese Army had many small, isolated battles with their neighboring peoples. The Japanese people spread their control to make their nation larger. In 1937, the conflicts began again with the Chinese in the area near. These conflicts led to a full-scale war known as the second Sino-Japanese War. This was considered a very bloody war, it continued until the final defeat of Japan in 1945. This shows the inner weakness of the Japanese people, with high hopes of power they knew that there was a serious stretch in order for them to accomplish that ideal powerful nation they wished for. In 1939, World War II was beginning with a large number of victories by German forces. The German army seemed to overtake nations by choice with their large economy and vast population. Germany's success included defeats of Poland and France along with bombings of England. Many of the European nations that Germany now controlled had control over important colonial empires such as the East Indies and Singapore in Southeast Asia. These Southeast Asian countries contained many of the natural resources that Japan so desperately needed to place them in a better position economically speaking . Now that these countries seemed so worried about matters over in Europe, Japan felt that it should seize the opportunity to take over some of them. At the same time in the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to stop the expansion of Germany and Japan, but many others in the government wanted to leave the situation alone.

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