Essays Tagged: "japanese forces"

Why did the U.S. drop the second bomb so close to the first?

ma and Nagasaki were selected as targets and why they were bombed only three days apart, giving the Japanese barely any time to respond.On July 16, 1945 the United States successfully tested the first ... cern was Japan to the west. The American and British fleets were doing an excellent job against the Japanese forces and Japan had virtually no resources left to use in combat. American ships were anch ...

(3 pages) 78 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

"The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril" Winston Churchill. Discuss

ould be totally unable to gain victory of the Axis forces in Europe and to destroy the expansionist Japanese forces in the East. Churchill was well within his rights to show his fear for the U-boats; ... thanks to the decisions of two out of three of the Axis powers. The attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese not only relieved the Royal Navy from fighting the Japanese but also it brought the America ...

(9 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Role of the USSR During World War II

border between it and the USSR. What had started out as small conflicts between the Soviet and the Japanese forces, evolved into full border warfare by 1938. While the Soviet Union was going through ...

(13 pages) 91 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Battle of Midway 1942

U.S. Fleet would have to meet the challenge and could be lured into a hopeless battle with superior Japanese forces.Yamamoto planned the mother of naval battles. Some 200 ships would participate, burn ... 1,200 miles north of Midway. Next, planes from Admiral Nagumo's four carriers would strike Midway. Japanese marines would rush ashore and capture Midway's triangular airstrip. When the U.S. Fleet rus ...

(8 pages) 97 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The Affect of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia, and they renamed these countries French Indochina. From 1941 to 1945 Thai and Japanese forces occupied Cambodia during World War II; and eventually after many long years, France ...

(6 pages) 85 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Battle of Midway

land of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. Before this battle the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack ... acific Fleet. Because of communication intelligence successes, the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces, sinking the four Japanese carriers, which had attacked Pearl Harbor only six months ...

(10 pages) 66 1 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Japan's Rearmament.

ize of the deployment and the specifically passive role the troops are taking, the decision to send Japanese forces into a foreign conflict sparked a public debate both domestically and among Japan's ... controversy around it seems much ado about nothing, but in fact it is representative of a shift in Japanese society and policy that is gathering momentum. Japan is coming out of its pacifist, demilit ...

(19 pages) 72 2 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Gun and Weapon Control

The Battle for New Guinea

nd the surrounding islands of New Britian and New Ireland, and the area know as the Bismark Sea.The Japanese were steam rolling threw the Pacific Ocean taking islands at will and destroying Allied shi ... hrew the Pacific Ocean taking islands at will and destroying Allied ships and planes with easy. The Japanese had set their sights on Australia, New Guinea and New Zeeland to complete their sweep of th ...

(13 pages) 34 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

World War 2

great . The Americans declared war on Japan on December 7,1941, after the unprovoked attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbour. In what historians describe as a foolish move on Hitler's part, he also d ... ing their attention on the Pacific Theatre. In the Pacific the Americans were actively pursuing the Japanese forces. The US Navy saw the Pacific as an arena in which it could perform more effectively ...

(7 pages) 76 1 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Cold War

The allied victory over German and Japanese forces in World War II did not bring an end to world conflict. Instead, the once allied pow ...

(3 pages) 114 0 4.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War

return home for the first time in 30 years. What he brought was a spirit of rebellion; against the Japanese, French and later the Americans. This was when he founded the Vietnamese Communist Independ ... ed the Vietnamese Communist Independence movement, known as the Viet Minh, who fought the occupying Japanese forces and changed his name to Ho Chi Minh (Brocheux 127-28).When it was after the Geneva C ...

(21 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Atomic bomb

the Pacific earned its own merits in the eradication of lives (Thomas 76). On December 7, 1945, the Japanese navy launched a surprise attack on Pear Harbor, Hawaii, which was the principal American na ... sentially fighting alone against an implacable enemy in the Pacific. In an attempt to undermine the Japanese will to fight, the United States bombed most of its major cities including Tokyo which alon ...

(7 pages) 24 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

In The Six Months After December 1941, The Japanes

In the six months after December 1941, the Japanese forces conquered many island and territories in and around the western pacific. It took ove ... and territories in and around the western pacific. It took over 3 years for the allies to drive the Japanese and re-conquer these territories. Why was there this difference? The purpose of this essay ... why it took the allies over three years to finally regain all of this land that had been taken.The Japanese had concepted the idea that their country needed more land and raw materials to supply the ...

(8 pages) 879 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Outline the strategic and political reasons for bombing Pearl Harbour

There is various reasons for the bombing of Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces. The Japanese had had a trade embargo placed upon them after their continual aggress ... in the war and thus decided to destroy Pearl harbour the major U.S. naval base in the pacific. The Japanese had both political and strategic reasons those political reasons included reaffirming pride ... quer islands in the pacific, including the Dutch East Indies, which had vast oil supplies which the Japanese needed to support their war time efforts. This could only be achieved however by destroying ...

(2 pages) 2788 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The Aleutian Campaign - A Detailed Account of the Alaskan North Pacific Theater.

The Aleutian Campaign In the spring of 1942 the Japanese were scoring victory after victory in the Pacific theater and eyed the Aleutian chain as a ... unfruitful for both parties involved. It is often referred to as the Forgotten Battle. The initial Japanese attacks occurred only a day before the Battle of Midway. Americans were distracted and most ... 1942 in the eastern outposts at Umnak and Cold Bay. Only 13,000 men defended the many islands . The Japanese saw the value of the Aleutians, and with the attack on Pearl Harbor occurring only 6 months ...

(11 pages) 26 0 5.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Roots of the Space Race

imPetersonIB-HOLA11/13/09Roots of the Space RaceWorld War II had just ended with a victory over the Japanese forces in the Pacific, and with it had been demonstrated the awesome destructive capabiliti ...

(10 pages) 17 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Should Japan apologize for its actions in world War II?

the Philippines, and the several mass executions of civilians in other parts of the world."The Sino-Japanese War was largely an unbroken string of Chinese defeats", and World War II in China was no di ... n unbroken string of Chinese defeats", and World War II in China was no different (Phillips). When "Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong", they took part in a horrendous attack against innocent civilian ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II