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Why did the US act so harshly against Japan's invasion of China yet care little about European allies that were being destroyed by the Axis powers?

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May 12, 2008 10:37AM

Some people would reverse your question. The US stopped trading with the Axis powers in Europe and Asia and gave assistance to the Allies. If Japan suffered more, it was only because their economy was more dependent on the US. Remember that Germany surrendered before nuclear weapons were fully developed. It is arguable that the US would have reacted with more fury towards Germany had it still existed as an independent entity in August 1945 Because of what the Japanese did to Pearl Harbour