"World War II in Asia and the Pacific, 1940-1945"
<div>Japanese attacks on China In July 1937, when the Japanese claimed that they were fired on by Chinese troops at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing, the Japan-China War started. The Japanese used this as an excuse to launch an invasion of China. Here they conquered Manchuria and used it as a launching base for their troops. This is important because this how conflict started between Japan and China, and Japan was trying to expand into China by conquering Manchuria.</div> www.dystopic.co.uk
<div>Japanese invasion of French Indochina and Dutch East Indies In the year 1940, the Japanese invaded French Indochina to try and prevent China from importing fuel and weapons through French Indochina. These goods were imported along the Sino-Vietnamese railway. This is important because this invasion by the Japanese was to cut off supply routes to China. Also the Japanese invaded the Dutch East Indies</div>
<div>General Tojo Hideki Tojo Hideki was the general of the Imperial Japanese Army. He hoped to seize land in pacific and Asia. However the U.S. was interfering with their plans. Because of this he ordered a surprise attack on american fleet at pearl harbor hawaii on december 7th 1941. He was a very powerful man and the caused the attack that made America join the war.</div> upload.wikimedia.org
<div>Attack on Pearl Harbor This attack took place on December 7th in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese airplanes destroyed/damaged 19 ships, smashed American planes on the ground and killed more than 2,400 people. President Roosevelt declared war on Japan on December 11th. This event was the reason America joined the war.</div> www.history.com On December 7, 1941, the Japanese sunk the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, killing more than 1,100 American soldiers. Did anyone aboard the Arizona survive? 
<div>Battle of Midway In May and June of 1942, United States warships and airplanes greatly damaged two Japanese fleets during the Battle of the Coral Sea and Midway Island. These attacks severely weakened Japanese naval power and stopped the Japanese advance.</div> data
<div>“Island Hopping” and General Douglas MacArthur Under MacArthur’s command, the United States Marines landed at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, and the victory of continuously recapturing the military bases and small islands on the Pacific from the Japanese after Guadalcanal helped them advance towards Japan. By 1944, the United States Navy was successfully blockading Japan, and MacArthur began to fight to retake the Philippines.</div>
<div>Hiroshima Allied leaders warned Japan to surrender or face “utter and complete destruction,” and when they refused to surrender, America dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, flattening four square miles and killing over 70,000 people. Many more would die in the following months from radiation sickness due to the exposure to radioactive materials. This shows that although America did not want to be part of this war, once their land was attacked they would not hesitate to retaliate.</div> sheg.stanford.edu
<div>Nagasaki The United States dropped a second bomb on the city of Nagasaki, killing over 40,000 people in the explosion. This lead to Emperor Hirohito forcing the government to surrender, and a formal peace treaty was signed. Japan was then no longer a threat to deal with.</div> www.youtube.com During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the f...

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