World War II Was The Deadliest Conflict Of Japanese Americans On The West Coast Of The United States

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World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, lasting from 1939-1945. One of the initiators, Japan, was behaving aggressively and pushed the United States away from the country’s attempt to stay neutral regarding global issues. Japan’s belligerent conquests were the ignition to the fuel of hostility against the Japanese-Americans that has been increasing for many years. Americans sought a solution to fix the Japanese issue after its brutal attack against the United States, but failed to distinguish between domestic and global issues. The United States decided to intern all Japanese citizens on the west coast. Families were given notice, told to move to evacuation centers, and then to predetermined military zones. Although the…show more content…
Instead, the United States adopted the policy of non-recognition. This policy became known as the Stimson Doctrine. The United States would not interfere in the interest of neutrality and to focus on its own domestic affairs; during the 1930’s, Great Depression, a time of recession, was a more pressing matter for the United States. Due to the United States and League of Nation’s lack of action, the Japanese were encouraged to pursue their conquest of Asia. In 1937, Japan attacked Chinese troops on their frontier. This fight evolved into the Second-Sino Japanese War. The United States was still adamant about maintaining its neutrality. To avoid confrontation, the biggest action the United States took was evacuating its citizens from China. However, the U.S. gunboat Panay, a boat assisting in the evacuation, was sunk by Japanese aircraft. Although Japan apologized, they continued to be aggressive. They U.S. eventually to preventative action when the terminated the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1911. In addition, strict restrictions were placed upon the Japanese as well as greater sanctions. The Japanese could not purchase combat related material such as gasoline and high grade oil. The U.S. also closed the Panama Canal to Japanese vessels and froze Japanese assets in the United States. Negotiations with Japan were growing intense, proposal were being made and summarily rejected. One of the last proposals made by the United States was the Ten
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