Hideki Tojo Essay

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Hideki TojoThere where many military leaders around the World during World War II. One of the more famous military leaders was Hideki Tojo. Hideki Tojo was a military leaders in Japan during World War II. Hideki Tojo was born in Tokyo on December 30th 1884. His nickname was “The Razor”His dads name was Hidenori Tojo, who was a Lieutenant General in the Japanese army. Hideki had two brothers unfortunately they died before Hideki could meet them. Tojo attended military school in Japan and graduated from there in 1905. In 1909 Hideki married a women named Katsuko Ito. They had three sons and four daughters .After his marriage he first started out in the Japanese army as a second ...view middle of the document...

Then after a few years in 1934 he was commander of the 24th infantry brigade, the commanding general of the military police in the Kantogun. Lieutenant General in 1936, the chief of staff of the Kanotogun. Hideki Tojo was a very important man during this time in Japan.Hideki Tojo continued to become more and more important and powerful in Japan. He led the units of the first independent Mixed Birgade during the Chinese Incident. Him and his troops march 700km. They were very effective under Tojo. Later in the 1930s he became a member of the military clique, “ The Kodoha”, this was the group that pushed Japan into the second World War.Tojo again moved up in the ranks. IN 1940 he was appointed War Minister. This position was a big step for him and he filled it perfectly for Japan. He was the main reason Japan became part of the axis powers. At this time Japans current Prime Minister was trying to negotiate with the United States. Eventually. Tojo and his supporters pushed him into retirement and then Tojo took over as Prime Minister. Now Hideki had complete control of the entire Japanese army. Not only was he in charge of all military situations and forces in Japan, but he was in charge of portfolios of foreign affairs, Education, Home affairs, Commerce and Industry, and Munitions. Hideki Tojo was now the most powerful man in all of Japan.Hideki Tojo was the man in charge in Japan for World War II. At first for a little while Tojo actually tried negotiating with the United States when these negotiations did nothing Tojo tried to bring the United States into the war to bring them down. He took his first step at bring The Us into the war on December 7, 1941 by ordering the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This was a surprise attack on the United States. After this happened the United States entered the war. Hideki Tojo did the best he could in World War Ii but in the long run him and his allies were no match for the United States. The United States...

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