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1 Rise of ultranationalism in Japan

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3 What happened to Japan after WW1 During WWI Japan was a member or the Allied countries. Their economy was largely based on exports (selling things) to the United States and Europe.

4 What happened to Japan after WW1 The Great depression happened and this created major issues for Japan The USA stopped buying these products from Japan in order to support their own economy. As people had less money to spend globally they bough less silk from Japan which was a major export These issues were made worse by A rice crop failure which led to famine. Canada Australia and the United States not allowing Japanese immigrants into their countries. All of this was blamed on the poor performance of politicians.

5 Moving forward to WWII After World War 1 Japan started to move away from democracy in favor of an Emperor and military leadership. Emperor Hirohito was believed to have divine power, he was not involved in politics. The commanders of Japan s armed forces decided on the country s national interests and made most of the foreign policy decisions that took Japan into World War II.

6 Moving forward to WWII To try to obtain raw materials and markets for Japanese products, Japan invaded Manchuria in Manchuria is the northeastern region of China. Military leaders, for decided to invade China and to capture territory belonging to other countries. They wanted markets for Japanese products, as well as raw materials to supply Japanese industries. They justified this expansion by saying that Japan was only doing the same thing as the United States and the colonial powers of Europe.

7 Moving forward to WWII In 1941, General Tojo Hideki became prime minister and transformed Japan into a military dictatorship. Tojo was an aggressive ultranationalist who promised that Japan would use its military might to dominate Asia.

8 Moving towards WWII Japan has always had a strong sense of national pride. Japanese nationalism had included social and religious values that honoured warriors and duty to the country. The national Japanese religion, Shinto, teaches that the souls of the dead remain in the land of their birth and that they protect the living. Warriors of the past and present were honoured as they still are today. At the Shinto Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, World War II soldiers are honoured as kami, spirits who have become gods.

9 Moving towards WWII In the years leading up to World War II, the military leaders who controlled Japan took national values to extremes. They fostered the racist belief that Japanese people were superior to all other peoples and had a divine mission to expand their territory and rule Asia. In the 1930s, Japanese students were taught to idealize the past, to take pride in their race and culture, and to practise duty and obedience as the highest virtues. Western books, ideas, values, and culture were scorned, but the ideals of Nazi Germany were praised. Militarism and national defence were priorities. Young people were taught contempt for death, exaltation of victory, and blind obedience.

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11 Japan and World War II Japan for the most part had been trying to expand their empire invading China Burma Malaya The Dutch East indies Singapore.

12 Japan and World War II The Nanjing Massacre Ultranationalists often view people who do not belong to their nation as the other. During wartime, this thinking can encourage soldiers to attack and mistreat civilians in captured enemy territory. This is what happened in Nanjing, China, when Japanese troops captured the city in At the time, Nanjing was the capital of China, and Japan and China were at war. Japanese soldiers treated the city s people with extreme cruelty. They slaughtered up to men, women, and children. Nanjing s streets were littered with the dead. This notorious event is often called the Nanjing massacre or the rape of Nanjing. An American reporter witnessed the early stages of the massacre before being forced out of the city. He called what happened one of the great atrocities of modern times.

13 Japan and World War II In an effort take away any possible European and American strong holds in the Pacific Japan planned to quickly take over Colonies in Asia. This plan would have forced the Allies to fight in a defensive way because they would not be close to resources. On December 7 th (8 th in Asia because of time zones) Japan put this plan into effect. This included the attack on Pearl Harbour which had a large Naval base. It also included an attack on Hong Kong which Canada had a large military presences.

14 Japan and World War II The American s along with China and Australia fought against the Japanese but taking over islands held by the Japanese getting closer and closer to Japan. Landing on Japan and gaining ground would have been a near impossible task which would have cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

15 The end of World War II The dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki This is the only two times Atomic Weapons had been used in War. They each killed around 70,000 people including tens of thousands of civilians This is a controversial topic which there are many ways to look at.

16 The end of WWII in Japan Reasons to drop the A-bombs U.S. military experts had warned that ultranationalist warrior values would prevent Japanese soldiers and civilians from giving up. Japanese prime minister Kantaro Suzuki, for example, had said that Japan s only option was to fight to the very end. As a result, the experts warned that up to Americans might die in an invasion of Japan. They believed that dropping the bombs would save American lives. U.S. president Harry S. Truman made the final decision to drop the bombs. Truman believed that it was important to save as many lives as possible.

17 The end of WWII in Japan Reasons not to drop the A-bombs Some believed that the bomb should still be dropped but not on a populated area. This would have shown the destructive power of the bomb without the casualties. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had commanded the victorious Allied forces in Europe and who would later become U.S. president, also disagreed with Truman s decision. Eisenhower believed that Japan was already defeated. He said, Our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was... no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. Some believe that the bomb was dropped to act as a deterrent to the Soviet Union.

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