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Japanese Aggression In Asia Pre World War II

Japanese Aggression In Asia Pre World War II

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Japanese Aggression In Asia Pre World War II

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  1. Japanese Aggression In Asia Pre World War II

  2. Japanese Occupation of Manchuria • Sept. 8, 1931 : Japan occupies Manchuria Province • Mar. 9, 1932 : Japan sets Pu-Yi as the puppet emperor of Manchuria • July 7, 1937 : Sino-Japanese War begins

  3. Nanjing Holocaust • 300,00 Chinese killed in 6 weeks • Roughly 8,333 Chinese killed per day, every day, for 6 weeks • In Auschwitz the peak for one day was 6,000 • Japan killed Chinese by hand, Nazi’s performed systematic gassing

  4. Japanese AggressionIn South East Asia • Dec 7, 1941 – Japan begins attacks on Thailand, Malaya, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore • Dec 14, 1941 – Japan attacks Burma

  5. Japanese Advancement In South East Asia • Dec 25, 1941 – Hong Kong falls to Japan • Feb 15, 1942 – Singapore surrenders to Japan • Mar 23, 1942 – Japan captures Andaman Islands

  6. Japanese War Crimes In China • Yangtze River, December, 1937 – 50,000 Chinese slaughtered while attempting to escape across river • 1946-48 – 200,000 Chinese tortured to death Favorite killing methods : infect people with plague bombs, vivisection, freeze people alive, experiments on children, test new weapons on prisoners • Three all campaign : kill all, burn all, loot all

  7. Japanese Prison Camps • Singapore : Changi, a “Country Club” for most of the war • China : Basically every city on east side • Japan : Around 20 jails/prisons • Korea : 4 prisons, 1 hospital(experiments) • And Numerous Islands built to hold prisoners

  8. PEARL HARBOR THE DAY OF INFAMY December 7, 1941

  9. Causes… • The U.S. demanded that Japan withdraw from China and Indochina • Japan thought that attacking the U.S. would provide them an easy win, and a territory with abundant land and resources to rule once they were victorious. • The U.S. oil embargo against Japan was hurting Japan’s economy

  10. Effects/Outcome • Japan dealt a seemingly crippling blow to the U.S. Pacific fleet (U.S. Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers: Lexington, Enterprise, & Saratoga were not in port) • Japan began their quest for a Pacific empire • The U.S. finally was forced to join World War II (“The Sleeping Giant was awakened”) • The U.S. & Great Britain declare war on Japan (Dec. 8, 1941) • Germany & Italy declare war on the U.S. (Dec. 11, 1941)