World War II Essay example

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World War II, was a global conflict that was fought over six years. The first conflict began in Asia between China and Japan, then in Europe when Germany invaded Poland. The war in Asia, or otherwise called the Second Sino-Japanese War was the largest asian war in the twentieth century. Japan's long desire to invade China and dominate it politcally and militarily led the Japanese to invade Manchuria, attack Pearl Harbor, and then eventually surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan's lust for domination over China and their raw materials led not only to the involvement of the United States into World War II but also the creation of the atomic bomb and the destruction of Japan's two major cities. Japan's decisions and …show more content…
Japan came in waves which resulted in the loss of 2,386 Americans, and eighteen ships, which also included five battleships. Had the Japanese executed their third and final wave, it is probable that they would have destroyed American carriers, which would have halted any kind of offensive attack for about a year or so. By not destroying these carriers, America was quickly able to mount up an attack back at the Japanese, with the use of their aircraft carriers and submarines. A major flaw in Japan's strategy was the emphasis on battleships. The Japanese military thought that by destroying American battleships, they could easily win the war in the Pacific, but they did not factor in the use of American submarines, which led to the eventual immobilization of Japan's forces. Such a sudden attack by Japan, led to a hasty and unjust detainment of all Japanese and Japanese Americans that presided in America during World War II, almost sixty-two percent of whom were American citizens. Over 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and be relocated into poorly constructed camps called "War Relocation Centers." Most of these centers were poorly constructed military barracks with no plumbing of any type of cooking facilities. In addition, many

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