Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?. 1931. Stimson Doctrine-The U.S. refused to diplomatically acknowledge the addition of Manchuria to Japan Secretary of State Henry Stimson The U.S. threatened no military or economic retaliation.
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Stimson Doctrine-The U.S. refused to diplomatically acknowledge the addition of Manchuria to JapanSecretary of State Henry Stimson
The U.S. threatened no military or economic retaliation.
December 13, 1937 city of Nanking fell to Japanese
leader of China
U.S. announced it was pulling out of the 1911 Treaty of Commerce and Navigation with Japan
July 1940 U.S. aviation gas ban
Fall 1940 U.S. Embargoed iron, steel and machine parts
U.S.completely embargoed resources to Japan
U.S. froze all Japanese assets in American entities
Secretary of State
Admiral Kichisaburō Nomura (left)
and Special Envoy
Saburō Kurusu (right)
December 8, 1941
Japanese attack the Philippines December 8, 1941
Germany declares war on the U.S.
December 11, 1941
American forces are defeated in the Philippines
Surrender May 8, 1942
June 4-7, 1942
Iwo Jima, February 1945
Okinawa April 1- June 21, 1945
U.S. -75,000 casualties
August 9 Nagasaki and
Soviets invade Manchuria
August 15 Japanese surrender
"Should We continue to fight, it would not only result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization." -Emperor Hirohito