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Japan and WWII
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Japan Moves South
  • After Japan took Manchuria in 1931 they slowly
    began to work their way South into China.
  • By 1933 they had taken the Great Wall

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Japan takes Beijing
  • 1937 Japanese and Chinese fight outside the
    gates of the Capital city of Beijing.
  • The Japanese win and take control of China.

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Control?
  • 1938 Japan sends 1 million troops to China.
    However, due to the size of China they had to
    send another million troops which still only
    allowed them to hold the major cities.

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Control?
  • At 1st some believed that Japan was there to
    liberate.
  • Japan was simply another dictator.
  • Killed millions and destroyed cities.

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Moving South
  • Japanese troops continued to move south into
    Indonesia.

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British attempt to stop Japan
  • In an attempt to stop the Japanese, the British
    send naval ships.
  • Japanese use their planes to destroy the ships.

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Pearl Harbor
  • December 7th 1941 A Day that will live in
    Infamy
  • Japanese do a surprise attack on the Hawaiian
    Naval Base.

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Why Pearl Harbor?
  • In order to secure the Pacific Rim, Japan knew it
    had to take out the U.S. which was the next
    closest country.

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Did FDR know?
  • The U.S. got word of a possible attack the night
    before.
  • The U.S. saw the planes on radar but by that time
    it was too late.

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Attack
  • The attack took 1 hour and 1 minute.
  • 4 battleships were sunk
  • 188 planes were lost because the U.S. didnt
    expect an air strike

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Casualties
  • 2400 American men died, many from drowning.
  • ½ of the men were on the USS Arizona which is
    memorialized today.

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U.S. enters WWII.
  • As a result of Pearl Harbor the United States
    entered WWII.
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