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World War Ii: Pear Harbor Attack

  • Date Submitted: 04/22/2014 07:24 PM
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On December 7, 1941 Attacked the U.S., drawing the U.S. To declare war on Germany, Italy, and Japan, forever changing the course of history. Japan 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, thus enabling 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 where made up of rice and fish, hence the fisherman dependent society.

Even with 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 militaristically controlled state. In the early 1930's, the Japanese Army had many small, isolated battles with their neighboring peoples, spreading 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 in Europe 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 needed to place...

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