We all know what happened after Pearl Harbor. The US got involved in World War 2, battles were won, long story short, we came out victorious. We're proud of our win, and we gloat about it. But how does Japan view the war? In their culture, a loss of a battle is the ultimate disgrace. What do they teach students about this war? Did their government hide the true outcome of the war from them? What about the Kamikazes? So many questions are asked, and we hope we can answer some. Japan took over northern French Indochina. This sparked something in our government, as we then started to refuse exports to Japan, and denied Japanese immigrants. Then, Japan signed a treaty with the Soviet Union, which protected them from an attack from that side if Britain or the U.S. were to declare war. At the same time, Japan continued to gain land in southeast Asia. Japan was restless and hungry for more power and control. In June, the US, Netherlands, and France all froze shipments of oil to Japan's region. They figured that this would cripple Japan's army and leave its navy and air force rendered useless. The U.S. and the Allies did continue to try and stop Japan's expansion, but nothing seemed to work. They secretly started stealing southeast Asia's oil supply, fueling their weapon attacks. Japan plotted ways to take over all of Asia, considering a fleeting attack on surrounding countries. They realized that their biggest fear would be an attack from the U.S. by Pearl Harbor, since that was the closest threat. Naturally, they chose to bomb us before we had the chance. They were taking extra measures to ensure that no one ruined their plans for domination. Who knows how far they might have gotten, hadn't they done that and brought us into it. Bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Japan had just gotten the Potsdam Declaration. It was a threat that if the Japanese didn't surrender, they would face “prompt and utter destruction”. They refused, too stubborn and too far...
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