The United States And Japan

1345 WordsMay 13, 20156 Pages
Due to Japan never wanting to surrender to the United States of America, two bombs were dropped on two cities which were Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were many reasons why the United States decided to launch their nuclear attack. One of those reasons was that they wanted to end the war and save lives. An invasion would have cost too much and would have had a lot more people killed. Another reason was that the U.S didn’t want another war happening which was going to be Russia vs Japan. They intervened to show how dominant they were and show dominance over the two countries. The last reason that will be talked about is Pearl Harbour. The United States wanted revenge for what the Japanese had done to them. The conflict between the United States and Japan actually started when the U.S did not approve Japan’s action against China. The United States then declared an embargo on Japan. During their time of war against China, Japan could not get their materials such as oil anymore. They then decided to attack the Americans on December 7, 1941 to prevent them from going to war against them until they had conquered more land and restocked on resources. They thought their attack would slow the Americans down by a couple of months. But all they had done was awaken a sleeping beast. After the attack the Americans then declared war on Japan. While fighting the Japanese, the Americans then started working on the atomic bomb because they had the fear that Germany was already trying to
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