pacific war

  • Commodere Perry

    Commodere Perry
    Commodore Perry arrives in Japan and forces Japan to open its ports to American ships to resupply. United States also demandd Japan to begin trading. (Gunboat Diplomacy)
  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    Emperor Meiji restored as supreme ruler of Japan. Japan begins modernization-new army, sent people to study in foreign countries, developed technology (trains, ships, telegraph).
  • Meiji Consitution

    Meiji Consitution
    Emperor restored to most powerful. State Shinto religion. New and laws. People elected a Congress (Diet)
  • Shino Japanese War

    Shino Japanese War
    Liotung Peninsula (Port Aurthur) and Taiwan.
  • Russo

    Japanese War (more of Manchuria)
  • WW1

    Japan took advantage of the problems in Europe to seize German. The Japanese had a trong postwar case justifying their hold on German Pacific possessions. The huge demans of the European Allies for war materiel and other industrial goods created a tremendous industrial boom in Japan.
  • Bataan Death March

    Bataan Death March
    Many people were captured by the Japanese and forced to march 65 miles. If they stopped walking they were killed.
  • Doolittle Raid

    Doolittle Raid
    America wanted to show Japan their anger with them so they sent a bigger plane to drop about 16 bombs on Japan. After they dropped the bomb they were told to stop by at russia and China, but they couldnt make it to Russia so they just stopped at China. Unfortunatly, that area was occupied by the Japanese so they american pilots were captured and killed.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    Stalemate; Japan and United States both lose one aircraft carrier.
  • Battle of Midway

    Americans intercept Japanese coded message. Americans ambush Japanese Navy; Americans defeat "cream" of Japanese Navy (their very best pilots); turning point in war in Pacific
  • Battle of Guadacanal (Solomo Islands)

    Thousands of lices lost on both sides; indicatpr of number of American/Japanese lives that would be ost in the war.
  • Hiroshima Bombing

    Hiroshima Bombing
    United States dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.