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WW2 � The War in the Pacific_NOTES

WW2 � The War in the Pacific_NOTES - WW2 The War in...

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WW2 – The War in the Pacific - US were virtually alone in the Pacific. Unlike when fighting in Europe. - Japanese saw other Asian races as below them. - Meiji Restoration(1870) - An attempt to break away from Japanese traditions and embrace modern Western techniques. Was extremely successful, within twenty years they had become one of the major players in Asia. Soon after, man-handle Russia in Russo-Jap War. - Japan wanted to become an imperial power. - They want to replace European influence in Asia. - Greater East-Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere - Japan looks to take advantage of growing British weaknesses. - Economic and “German” Problems. - By the time of Pearl Harbor , Japan was major Asian power. - *No films taken. All films of PH are propaganda films by John Henry. - Japanese attack Pearl Harbor because it is main station for the US’s Pacific Fleet. - PH was not as bad as it seems. All boats were fixed within six months. Plus, all aircraft carriers were out at sea during attack. - Biggest flaw in Japanese planning was the fact that PH solemnly united US
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