A history of east asia theater of wwii

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Since surprise was of the essence, a Sunday, December 7, was chosen as the date for the attack. The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, Winning this battle gave the Americans cause for hope and was a turning point in the war in the Pacific.

When the U.

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They sought a way to prevent foreign aid from reaching China, and to replace the foreign resources that they could no longer acquire due to American economic sanctions. Japan's excess population could be settled in the largely undeveloped Chinese province of Manchuria, while Japanese industry could be revitalized through control of China's import market.

Yamamoto Isorokucommander in chief of the Combined Fleet fromordered his staff to study the feasibility of a surprise attack by carrier-borne air forces on the U.

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The War The Japanese quickly took over much of Southeast Asia and were well on their way to dominance by These demands, presented as an ultimatum to the Chinese government, would have amounted to giving Japan a privileged status in certain parts of the country.

The prospect was scarcely bright.

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Allies As early as April , volunteer American pilots called the Flying Tigers begin to fly supplies to Chinese forces from Burma over "the Hump"—the eastern end of the Himalayas. In October , American forces began retaking the Philippines from Japanese troops, who surrendered in August Following the neutralisation of the German fleet in late and early , forces from the Home Fleet were released, and the success of Operation Overlord in June meant even more craft could be sent, including precious amphibious assault shipping. The prospect was scarcely bright. The biggest blows, though, were yet to come. After fierce fighting the US was able to take the island, but they learned that fighting the Japanese was not going to be easy. Firing back, Communist Chinese troops in northern China blew up rail-lines, disrupted Japanese coal supplies, and even made a frontal assault on Imperial Army troops, resulting in a strategic Chinese victory in December When U. Curriculum Details The Path to War in the Pacific Although most Americans were shocked by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, , the outbreak of war between the two countries came as no surprise to most observers of international affairs. Truman decided to use a new weapon called the atomic bomb. Tens of thousands of people died in the initial explosion, and many more died later from radiation exposure.

Iwo Jima took 36 days of fighting to take the island. Firing back, Communist Chinese troops in northern China blew up rail-lines, disrupted Japanese coal supplies, and even made a frontal assault on Imperial Army troops, resulting in a strategic Chinese victory in December Japanese troops also invaded neutral Thailand and pressured its leaders to declare war on the United States and Great Britain.

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