The Japanese were right however in guessing that the United States was the

The japanese were right however in guessing that the

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American people against a common enemy. The Japanese were right however inguessing that the United States was the biggest threat to their expansion. The USAwould have eventually entered the Second World War but the attack on Pearl Harborwould mean that they would enter it while it was only some two years old and there wastime enough to help Britain and the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. In terms of thePacific War it would take three long years and a great deal of blood and sacrifice onboth sides before the Allies earned their final victory when the unconditional surrenderof Japan was signed at 0903 hours, 2nd September 1945 aboard the USS Missouri.Pearl Harbor became an icon Americans could rally to, in much the same way as earliergenerations had rallied to such calls as 'Remember the Alamo'.ANALYSIS11Bennetts, F. E. "Thiopentone anaesthesia at Pearl Harbor."British journal of anaesthesia75, no. 3 (1995): 366-368.19
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RESTRICTED 15. The Political Context. War between Japan and the United States had been apossibility that each nation had been aware of (and developed contingency plans for)since the 1920s, though tensions did not begin to grow seriously until Japan's 1931invasion of Manchuria. Over the next decade, Japan continued to expand into China,leading to all-out war between those countries in 1937. Japan spent considerable efforttrying to isolate China and achieve sufficient resource independence to attain victory onthe mainland; the "Southern Operation" was designed to assist these efforts. ofJapanesetroops against the residents ofNanking, then the capital oftheRepublic of Chinaduring theSecond Sino-Japanese War. Chinese civiliansand disarmed combatants who numbered an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000were killed. Fearing Japanese expansion,the United States, the United Kingdom,and France provided loan assistance for war supply contracts to China.12control supplies reaching China. The United States halted shipments ofairplanes, parts, machine tools, and aviation gasoline to Japan. The US ceasedoil exports to Japan in July 1941, following Japanese expansion into FrenchIndochina after the Fall of France. The Japanese were faced with the option ofeither withdrawing from China and losing face or seizing and securing newsources of raw materials in the resource-rich, European-controlled colonies ofSoutheast Asia.Fleet to Hawaii from its previous base in San Diego and ordered a military buildup in the Philippines in the hope of discouraging Japanese aggression in the FarEast. An invasion of the Philippines was also considered necessary by Japanesewar planners. The U.S. War Plan Orange had envisioned defending thePhilippines with a 40,000-man elite force. 12Honda, Katsuichi, Frank Gibney, and Karen Sandness.The Nanjing massacre: a Japanese journalist confronts Japan's national shame. Routledge, 2015.20
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