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World War 2- American and Japanese Perspective

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    World War 2

  • Japanese: Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japanese: Second Sino-Japanese War
    In addition to the the Second World War, the Japanese was also already in a long war against China. The war itself made up 50 percent of the casualties in the Pacific War.
  • America: Placed a trade embargo upon the Japanese

    America: Placed a trade embargo upon the Japanese
    Roosevelt signed the Export Control Act, which gave the President power to prohibit the export of essential defense materials such as aviator fuels, heaving melting iron and steel scrap. A week later, embargoed the export of oil to Japan. This action led by the Americans soon influenced European Allied countries
  • America: Draft Bill

    Fearing a war close by, the U.S decided to register reserves at a limite of 900,000 due to the time of peace.
  • United States military conscription bill passed.

    The conscription bill which is the involuntary labor demanded by some established authority. 63% of all American Armed Forces were Draftees.
  • America: Roosevelt signs the Lend Lease Act.

    This was an act that made the U.S able to export goods to Allide countries as a support during the war.
  • Japan: Peace treaty with Soviet Union

    The Japanese were already planning the attack of Pearl Harbor, and they made peace with the Russians so that they won't have to deal with them when the U.S declares war on Japan.
  • America: Freezing of German and Italian assets.

    Germany and Italian were the Axis powers, so freezing the assets would be a logical idea because they are the enemies.
  • America: Pearl Harbor attack

    America: Pearl Harbor attack
    2,400 men were killed in battle due to suicide bombers along with the 21 ships destroyed. The attack was a "surprise" and anti aircraft artillery were not fully manned by the crew.
  • Japanese: Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan was not happy with this embargo placed upon them. It restricted the goods that was needed for their invasions in China. Rather than to negotiate with the Americans Concerning the trade, the Japanese sent suicide bombers, aka. Kamikaze's in order to "scare" off the Americans.
  • America: Declare War on Japan

    Only one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan. Soon after, Japanese civilians living in the U.S were transported into relocation camps because of trust issues.
  • Japan: Battle of Wake Island

    Japan: Battle of Wake Island
    In order to obtain and seize more resources that were need to win this war, Japan invade the island of wake. Fortunately for them, they were able to capture the island.
  • Japanese: Axis powers declare war on U.S

    As Aliied with Italy and Germany and the U.S declared war on the Japanese, Italy and Germany had no choice but to declare war on them.
  • Japanese: Sinking of Ship

    First Japanese warship sunk by a U.S. submarine.
  • Japanese: Capture of SIngapore

    Japanese: Capture of SIngapore
    Singapore was before owned by the British, however, the Japanese captured it, taking in 60,000 prisoners.
  • Japanese: Air raid

    The Japanese sent an air raid towards Austrailia. This was the biggest raid since the invasion of pearl Harbor.
  • Japanese: Bataan Death March

    60-80,000 POW were forced to march 80 miles, many died along the way. During this walk, Japanese soldiers abused the Americans, causing an uproar in the U.S
  • America: Air raid Germany

    America: Air raid Germany
    This was the first American 8th Air Force conducted against Germany
  • America: Allied Powers take control of North Africa

    America: Allied Powers take control of North Africa
    Axis Powers in North Africa surrendered against the British and American Forces. Outnumbered and outgunned, this was a wise decision.
  • America: Bombing of Rome

    At this point of the war, the Italians were still under the influence of Axis powers, thus, America had to weaken the captial before moving any infantry forward.
  • America: Italy Surrenders

    America: Italy Surrenders
    General Eisenhower announces the surrender of Italy. Italy waz a blood torn country, and was betrayed by their German comrades, There was nothing else they can do at this point.
  • Japanese: Last offensive in China

    Japanese: Last offensive in China
    Japan invaded and attacked U.S airbases in China, however, there were no more offensives to China during this war due to the lack of resources.
  • America: Liberation of Rome

    The allies sucessfully entered the city of Rome, freeing the civilians from further Nazi control.
  • America: D-Day invasion

    America: D-Day invasion
    The operation was to storm the beaches of Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah, and Omaha. This Operation was held because it was easier to start the invasion of Normandy through France rather than Italy.
  • Japanese: Evicted from Burma

    British forces under General Slim, with help from guerrilla-fighting Chindits led by Orde Wingate, evicted the Japanese from Burma.
  • America: Liberation of France

    America: Liberation of France
    U.S forces, who were aided by French rebels, liberate Paris, Capitol of France, from Nazi Control.
  • Japanese: Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Japanese: Battle of Leyte Gulf
    Allied Forces invaded the Philippine Islands, and the Japanese showed great resistance protecting this area. This was one of the largest naval battle in history, consisting of 60 Japanese fleets. The Japanese fended them off even though suffering huge casualties.
  • America: New president

    America: New president
    President Roosevelt died today, so vice president Truman will take office. The war is already near from over.
  • America: Battle of Berlin

    America: Battle of Berlin
    Germany had the war turned against them. The Allied Powers invaded Germany's Captial, marking a turning point in the war.
  • America: Unconditional Surrender of the Eastern Countries

    A few days after Hitler's suicide, Germany surrendered against the Allied powers except for Russia, whom they fought their own individual war.
  • America: Celebration

    V.E day. This marks the victory and the end of World War 2 on the eastern front.
  • Japan: Bombing Raids from America

    1,000 bombers from America starting from this day destroyed many structures in Japan. Whenever a bomb was hit at a target, thousands of civilians died.
  • America: Bombing of Hiroshima

    America: Bombing of Hiroshima
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese City of Hiroshima. This wiped out 90% of the city population.
  • Japanese: Refusal of Surrender

    After the bombing of Hiroshima, the Japanese were still in a stubborn situation of not succumbing to the fact that they had already lost the war.
  • Japanese: The Hiroshima Bomb

    Japanese: The Hiroshima Bomb
    The Japanese civilians were just doing about when suddenly a light flashed above their heads. Sadly, they did not know it was a bomb. Millions died of radiation exposure.
  • America: Bombing of Nagasaki

    America: Bombing of Nagasaki
    Only three days after the Bombing of HIroshima, a second B-29 bomber another atomic bomb, but this time on Nagasaki. Due to the horrendous weather, the bomber missed it's target, however, still gave Japan another 40,000 casualties.
  • Japanese: Lost Control of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong was lost by the Japanese and was now taken control by the British. The Japanese were near surrender.
  • Japanese: Surrender

    Japanese: Surrender
    After many years of hard battle, the Japanese decided it was time to surrender. The Naval blockade ordered by the Americans and the Bombings left their country in complete ruins. Although this was the wisest choice, the Japanese GeneralYoshijiro Umezu was still reluctant to surrender.
  • Japanese: Surrender

    Japanese troops on Wake Island surrender.
  • Japanese: surrender

    Japanese in Korea surrender.
  • Japanese: Surrender

    Japanese in Burma surrender.