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Introduction: The Unites States of America was at first neutral during the Second World War but was slowly forced into the war. Eventually the United States declared war officially after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii without any warning. On December 8th, 1942, the United States declared war on Japan. This war would bring devastation to all of the countries involved and to the entire world in general. The United States was not only fighting wars overseas against the Japanese and the Germans but it also had its own domestic fight at home which was much different than the one outside its borders.
Web. 09 Apr. 2014). Hiroshima, a city who supplied military goods to Japan’s army, was targeted(Shmoop Editorial Team. "Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Aug 6, 1945 - Aug 9, 1945) in World War II: Home Front."
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On September 18th, 1931, the Japanese military invaded Manchuria, an area of land located in Northern China. While previous relations between the two countries were tentative, this was the first major event that spurred contempt between the U.S. and Japan. The purpose of this invasion was both the large amount of growth and expansion the territory provided, and more importantly the resources Japan now had access to. In this strike, Japan no longer needed to rely on the U.S. By gaining support of the League of Nations, the U.S. sent Japan the “Stimson doctrine”, which refused to recognize their newly acquired land. This only led to more hostility with the Japanese.
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The Japanese had to move their defensive lines several time because the Americans were boxing them in. At las,t General Ushijima ordered everyman to fight till the death and the fighting became very disorganized. On June 21, all the loss ends were tied up. America had won Okinawa. Okinawa was needed by the Allies in order to attack mainland Japan.
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