This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

In The Six Months After December 1941, The Japanes

1984 words - 8 pages

In the six months after December 1941, the Japanese forces conquered many island 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 is to discuss the reason as to why Japan was so successful at conquering so many islands and territories in just six months during the second world war. I will also be looking into 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 large population. Therefore they decided to attack territories in and around the Western Pacific so that they could get what they wanted.Between 1931 and 1941 Japan managed to successfully conquer Some of Burma where they could get raw materials such as oil and rubber. Manchuria was taken over during 1931 and 1932, they renamed the country Manchuka. However Japan did not stop on the attack, and between December 1931 and May 1942 the Japanese had successfully conquered most of the Dutch East Indies, Burma, Malasia, and Singapore. They managed this even after other opposing countries had declared war on them.The Japanese had been invading so many countries that the Americans thought that cutting off their source of fuel would make them retreat and stop attacking. So, in July 1941, the USA stopped any oil going to Japan from their countries source. This was a whole 80 percent of the total amount of fuel that Japan were receiving so they were fairly reliant on the source. The Japanese had the belief that they were not going to be crushed and found a way to get oil. As The Americans were too much of a challenge to attack and were already fighting with the British. Japan decided to make a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet where the they had military bases at Pearl Harbor; in Hawaii. This was to be a devastating blow to the Americans.The Americans knew that the Japanese were planing to attack them as they had cracked their secret code. However the Americans didn't know where they were going to attack and assumed that the target would be in the Philippines and Pearl Harbor. As a result the USA were looking elsewhere were susceptible. Japan knew that the Allies were occupied fighting in Germany and that this would be a good time to attack. They also knew that the Americans were not ready for war and had no way of being able to mobilise and convert factories for war production in time.The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor took place on Sunday December the 7th. 360 torpedo planes and bombers were launched from Japanese carriers 400km away. They succeeded and caught the Americans by complete surprise. Much of the US fleet was destroyed and they had managed to sink or damage eight battleships and put ten other warships out of action. A whole 340 US aircraft were destroyed on the ground and 3581 US...

Find Another Essay On In The Six Months After December 1941, The Japanes

The Warmest December Essay

1268 words - 5 pages the topics of recovery and forgiveness after a troubled past as it pertains to both The Warmest December and other books we have read, specifically Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Dandicat. Recovery and forgiveness are central themes in The Warmest December. Kenzie is challenged by both and eventually realizes that the two themes are dependant on each other. It is clear from the beginning as Kenzie visits the hospital that she wants to

The December 26, 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia

1296 words - 5 pages On Sunday December 26, 2004 at 6:58:50 a.m. local time, the tsunami earthquake hit land in Southeast Asia and caused a massive amount of death and destruction. This 9.3 scale earthquake was the biggest and most dangerous to ever hit since the 9.5 scale earthquake on May 22,1960 in Chile. Earthquakes of this magnitude happen only every thirty to forty years. "Almost two months after the Indian Ocean tsunamis, which killed more than 250,000 people

So Why Was the Soviet Union Attacked in 1941?

3086 words - 12 pages his failure for his quest of a Nazi Europe. If Hitler were to use the people from the areas that he had won in the summer months of 1941, he could have had a better chance of winning. Works Cited Stahel, David. Operation Barbarossa and Germany's defeat in the East. Cambridge, 96 UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Rich, Norman. Ideology, the Nazi State, and the Course of Expansion. New York, NY: Norton, 1973. Malia, Martin E.. The Soviet tragedy: a history of socialism in Russia, 1917-1991. New York: Free Press; 1994.

Why was the Soviet Union Attacked by Germany in 1941?

3034 words - 12 pages behind it. It seems that Stahel’s main point in his writing is to show the difference between the ideologies. The The Soviet Tragedy did not have a great deal of detail over Operation Barbarossa and the reasons behind the attack. Malia did write that the Soviet Union was rich in resources and about the ideological nature of the Nazi party. Malia also wrote that Hitler’s ideological nature was one of the greatest errors in his failure for his quest of a Nazi Europe. If Hitler were to use the people from the areas that he had won in the summer months of 1941, he could have had a better chance of winning.

Our local farmers market: Bartering in the last free market economy during the month of December

1407 words - 6 pages Our local farmers market: Bartering in the last free market economy during the month of December The farmers market is located in the heart of downtown Hilo; it attracts customers because of the local products, these products have caused the farmers market to become a desirable tourist destination. The farmers market is always changing and competing against one another in one of the last examples of a free-market economy, this is why I chose

Is the UK Economy in a Worse Position Now Than it was Twelve Months Ago?

622 words - 2 pages . The CPI inflation rate is just about average for the rest of the EU, the average being 2%. However, despite RPI inflation decreasing by 0.1%, the CPI inflation increased by 0.8%, which suggests that the UK economy is in a worse position now than it was twelve months prior. This is because, the higher the inflation rate, the higher the price of goods. These high prices cause other nations to go to other countries to import goods from which can cause

Why the Major Cities of Britain Were Bombed by the Germans in 1940 - 1941

1866 words - 7 pages Why the Major Cities of Britain Were Bombed by the Germans in 1940 - 1941 Immediately after the defeat of France in the June of 1940, Adolf Hitler gave his generals the orders to organise the invasion of Britain. This plan was code-named Operation Sealion and its objective was to land 160,000 German fighters along a forty mile stretch of south-east England's coast. It was only a few weeks before a large fleet of

Ways in Which the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 and On

1745 words - 7 pages Ways in Which the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 and On The Second World War began on the 1st September 1939: whilst Hitler had been strengthening his control within Germany, he had also been reinforcing Germany’s position within Europe. He had reclaimed parts of Germany in 1935; in 1938, he had annexed Austria, and part of Czechoslovakia ( which he totally invaded in 1939 ). World leaders

Explain how Russia and the Soviet Union modernised from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 until 1941

608 words - 2 pages Explain how Russia and the Soviet Union modernised from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 until 1941.In 1917, as the political system of Russia was in turmoil, four years of war severely destabilised the Russian economy. Disruptions within the economy occurred due to the men on the battlefield, the loans the Russian government were taking to fund the war and the new policies introduced by the Provisional Government. In 1916 (figures not available

How the Soviet People Were Better off in 1941 Rather Than in 1928

2674 words - 11 pages How the Soviet People Were Better off in 1941 Rather Than in 1928 The Soviet Union suffered a huge amount of Russian lives through 1928-1941. However this great cost was to be outweighed to how superior the Russian state was from 1941 and onwards, having a huge amount of stable resources and in addition having enough food to feed its people and to export grain. I firmly believe that Russia as a country came out of 1941

Account for the Changes in Soviet Society between 1929 and 1941

1886 words - 8 pages a vast impact on the Soviet economy. The purges, show trials and terror were an instrument for Stalin to maintain a hold on his power and were a large political change in Soviet Society. Soviet foreign policy also changed largely in the decade from 1929 to 1941. Collectivisation was one of the most drastic changes to the economy in the Soviet Society under Stalin. Collectivisation was a policy of acquiring the privately owned land by

Similar Essays

The Fall Of Hong Kong December 1941

794 words - 3 pages the Shingmun river valley, but unfortunately we were wrong. They started at night against the Punjabi’s position, the line that joined the Royal Scots line at Shingmun. All the reserves from Rajputs were moved to strengthen the area. After 23:00, Japanese reported to be moving down the Shingmun Valley and they started a series of heavy enemy pressure and explosions in the Pineapple Pass area. By midnight, the redoubt had fallen. Within a few

Six Goals In Six Months Essay

807 words - 4 pages This year we all have goals but I want to accomplish many things in six months. My major goals for the following months are the following things: learn ASL, get my driving permit, start studying for test and quizzes, figure out my major, study for math class, and get a job. These six things I can accomplish by trying hard as well as start as soon as possible. I don't know what is going to happen in my life or where i'll be in six months, but I

Japanes Warriors: The Samurai Essay

1369 words - 5 pages about.com states in his article History of The Samurai the eldest ancestor to the samurai was around six hundred A.D.(1). They initiated to develop throughout the centuries first as local militia then close to the eleventh centuries they became private guards to the rich lord of Japan. Once they had combined enough power the samurai and spread throughout the country they established a government controlled and protected by samurai. Szczepanski

The Ratio Of Contrast Volume To Glomerular Filtration Rate Predicts In Hospital And Six Months Mortality In Patients Undergoing Primary Angioplast

2063 words - 9 pages ratio of contrast volume to GFR (V/GFR) was found to be as a predictor of increase in creatinine values and CIN following PCI (11-13). However, impact of V/GFR on short and long term prognosis after primary PCI has not been evaluated so far. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the worth of V/GFR on predicting adverse cardiac events after primary PCI for STEMI. Methods 2.1 Study population We prospectively enrolled 645 consecutive patients with