Japan WW1 Time line

  • War with China

    The war that japan started with china was won with their better equipped forces in less than a year
  • Ultra Nationalism and War

    As the economic depression hits the world and causes extreme nationalism, A Japanese army invades Chinese province of Manchuria installing a puppet regime. They sign an alliance with nazi Germany and go to war with china. Japan captured Shanghai Beijing and Nanjing atrocities like the “Rape of Nanjing” led to almost 300,000 Chinese civilians were killed.
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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    A surprise attack that japan launched onto the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Thus the main allies declaring war on Japan. Gathering together countries to help them including, Philippines, Dutch East Indies,Burma and Malaya. Island hopping was a strategy that the US used to cut the Japanese. US forces got close enough to start bombing raids on Japanese cites
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The US dropped two atomic bombshell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese military and naval forces disbanded. A new constitution came into power enforcing a parliamentary system letting all adults eligible to vote. A peace treaty in signed with the US and other nations not including Russia.
  • Great Tokyo Air Raid Begin

    The United States launched an extensive air campaign, and dropped two thousand tons of explosives on Tokyo over the span of two days. The explosions left the citie in ruins and destroying nearly 16 square miles. 80,000 to 100,00 civilians were estimated to have died in the bombings.
  • Closing of U.S. Japanese Internment Camps

    Following the Pearl Harbor incident. In 1942 thousands of people with Japanese heritage were forced out of their homes and forced to close their businesses to be taken to internment camps for the next four years. In early 1945 the government started releasing detainees and giving each survivor $20,000 in reparation
  • Korean War Begins

    After Japans surrender in 1945, Korea was split along the thirty-eighth parallel by the United States. About 5 years later North Korea backed by soviets crossed the demarcation line and invaded the south. South Korea and military commandeers from China and North Korea representatives sign the Korean Armistice Agreement ending the war but not signing an actual peace treaty
  • Japan Signs Peace Treaty

    Japan signs an unofficial peace treaty with the U.S. and other nations, ending SCAP’s occupation of Japan.
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    Independence of Japan

    Japan regained independence while the US kept several islands for military use. In 1956 Japan joined the United Nations.