Major ports of call o Traders o Soldiers o Business 1937 – Japan declares war on China o They are going to own all of it 1941 – take over of all S.E. Asia o Without a fight 1938 Greater East Asia prosperity sphere Japan is the good guys and we are going to get rid of the colonizers and white people liberating you Burma, Vietnam, Etc. invited them with open arms some of them helped Japan BS they just displaced Europe to take over for themselves o One hiccup Dec 1941 Bombing of Pearl Harbor Under delusion USA would do nothing and marking their territory Hey USA we’re a world power and that is the edge of your power you can not have any more USA declared war and then dropped the A-Bomb in 1945 Japan could have expanded a ridiculous amount if they hadn’t done this They controlled half the pacific, all of south east Asia, most of china They had plans to take over Australia and India Rail supply lines were being build to take over India o Why would they do this? They needed resources They couldn’t afford to buy all the stuff they needed but they could afford to take it from their weak neighbors Created a lot of bad blood.
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- Fall '08
- World War II, Empire of Japan, Samurai, Meiji Restoration, Boshin War