To What Extent Was The Japanese Kamikaze Aircraft An Effective Offensive Strategy Against The Allied Powers During World War II?

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This essay is intended to evaluate to what extent was the Japanese kamikaze aircrafts an effective offensive strategy against the Allied Powers during World War II. During the war, the Japanese were in a difficult situation with the Allied Powers, including the Big Four composed of the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. The Japanese were trying to reach their superior supremacy in the Eastern Hemisphere, but came to a halt when the United States would no longer trade oil with them. In panic and running out of fuel, the Japanese used the tactic of suicide bombing on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, after which, the US Congress declared war on Japan a day later. The Japanese, during World War II, resorted to the usage of Kamikazes as an offensive strategy to defeat their enemies; kamikazes were aircrafts with suicide bombers attached to them. The Japanese’s mindsets were focused on pleasing their emperor, allowing the kamikazes to continue, however with poorly trained pilots. The strategy proved to be effective short term, since the aircrafts did a lot of damage at the Battle for Leyte Gulf destroying many Allied Power’s ships, continuing to the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima, however, the kamikazes were not enough to defeat their opponents, as new advancements and technologies on the Allied side caused greater damage and resistance towards the kamikaze threats. Before kamikazes were created, planes would crash into the enemy as their last

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