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World War IIBy: Aliyah LewisLeirisce LiboonRegina Walter
WWIILike WWI, WWII was a fight over territories and colonial possession for most third world countries. There were Imperial wars throughout Asia: Japan, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.Millions of people perished and this affected Pacific Islanders, as Pearl Harbor created a battlefield for them.Nazi Germany attempted to eradicate “inferior people” and advance Aryan supremacy
The Color LineWilliam Edwards Burghardt Du Bois believed European empires justified colonialism and exploitation of land from people of the “darker races”.Hubert Harrison elaborated with this argument by using WWI as an example saying “WWI [...]never fought for the benefit of people of color: rather, it was a war of the white race over possession of the lands..”Du Bois also believed the world will never be at true peace until after the abolition on racism.
QuestionDu Bois made the observation “...the problem of the twentieth century would be the color line. Both the first and second world war were global manifestations of that problem.”Does the color line still exists today? If not, how has it changed?(p. 334)
Race WarNazis attempted to produce a master race by destroying “undesirable” people and their genes.The position of racial equality was rejected by the european colonial powers and Japan gain the respect of Asian and African anti colonialist leadersJapan threatened white supremacyJapan’s aim was against Anglo-Americans, they planned to remove european colonialism and bring stability to southeast Asia, embrace culture and kill racism.In the war the Japanese were ruthless they were ordered to “kill all, burn all, and loot all”Massacred thousands of civilians , including children and raped captive women and also performed experiments on live prisoners.
QuestionsOn November 1943, Japan called for a Great East Asia Conference to discuss Japan’s aim to wage war against the American’s colonial hold over Asia and urged “cooperation based on coexistence and shared prosperity, respect of national sovereignty...” (p.335)Why do you think the Japanese proposed this while their army was committing atrocities in other Asian countries? Why did those Asian countries side with Japan despite this?

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