Faced with severe shortages of oil and other natural resources and driven by the ambition to displace the United States as the dominant Pacific power, Japan decided to attack the United States and British forces in Asia and seize the resources of Southeast Asia.
Japan had invaded much of East Asia to create what they called the “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere”, now largely viewed as a pretext for imperialism. Japan saw this as a hostile and provocative act, and retaliated with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the declarations of war on the US and the British Empire.
The Nanjing Massacre led to the increased tension between the United States and Japan in the year 1937 . This is because didn’t like what the Japanese did in China and in other parts of Asia. The killings they made to many are not really favorable to the US .
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harborcaused about 2400 dead, almst 200 planes destroyed and 8 battleships destroyed or damaged. The long – term effect of Pearl Harbor was that it brought in the US to the war. It pushed Americans into the war that they were avoiding for so long .
In nearly every battle the Japanese fought against us they fought under terrible conditions and showed extreme bravery in the face of certain death. They were the most ferocious soldiers of their time. Because of that, I think they considered Americans somewhat cowardly because we would rather surrender than die.
The main power was KMT and it was extremely corrupted. Weak central government, lack of modern industrial base, various levels of corruption. Chinese troops when trained and decently equipped performed well.
The Japanese attack had several major aims. First, it intended to destroy important American fleet units, thereby preventing the Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese conquest of the Dutch East Indies and Malaya and to enable Japan to conquer Southeast Asia without interference.
On December 7, 1941, two hours after the Japanese attack on American military installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Japan declared war on the United States and Great Britain, marking America’s entry into World War II.
Imperial Japan didn’t want Hawaii , it was too far away from their primary manufacturing/production land (in simple terms). The only reason they attacked Pearl Harbor was to quickly and effectively decimate the USN’s inactive Pacific fleet in order to conquer all of Southeast Asia without major opposition.
Which of the following led to increased tension between the United States and Japan in 1937 ? After the US dropped atomic bombs on two major cities in Japan , Japan surrendered.
On April 9, 1942 , Major General Edward P. King Jr. surrenders at Bataan, Philippines—against General Douglas MacArthur’s orders—and 78,000 troops (66,000 Filipinos and 12,000 Americans), the largest contingent of U.S. soldiers ever to surrender, are taken captive by the Japanese.
In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed nearly 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes. Dry docks and airfields were likewise destroyed. Most important, 2,403 sailors, soldiers and civilians were killed and about 1,000 people were wounded.