At the time Japan was dependent on the U.S. for their oil supplies (there was no OPEC yet). Japan's military operations in China were seen as dangerous to the U.S. so Roosevelt cut off the oil shipments to Japan knowing that without it their Navy and army would ground to a halt eventually. He hoped this would make them come to the bargaining table instead they came to pearl harbor, and Singapore, etc.. Watched a program today (May 3) about Japan and it's occupation of China/Manchuria. Needing resources such as oil, Japan readied for an invasion of(from occupied sites in Manchuria). Russia discovered the plan and virtually annihilated the unsuspecting Japanese forces, as well as 500 Japanese planes. Also at this time Hitler was attempting to align (or maybe already was..sorry do not remember this...) or take over parts of mid-east, specifically oil rich Iraq, and Iran. Hitler and the Japanese had eventually hoped to meet up in India, sealing their alliance. However the defeat of the Japanese by the Russians stalled this plan. At this point the Japanese leaders decided to attack the American Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor. Hoping to catch us by surprise they thought they may be able to buy time to expand deeper into western Asia to secure much needed oil, raw materials, and farmland. They believed the U.S. would not tolerate further expansion efforts by them, especially because of their alliance with Hitler, and if they were going to spread westward they were going to have to disable the US fleet to give themselves a running start..or so they thought.
Japan and thedid fight a major engagement, but it was more of a border war than a Japanese invasion. The offensive launched by Zukov was a factor in dissuading the Japanese from a Strike North to a Strike South strategy. The other key event was the NAZI-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact which undercut those advocating a Strike North faction in the Imperial Army. For details on the victory of the Strike South faction see:
The Roosevelt Administration tried to deal with the Japanese diplomatically Diplomatic efforts were followed by a series of largely symbolic embargoes. The oil embargo was only implemented after the Japanese moved into southern Indochina, a clear indication that they were planning an aggressive military action. And the Roosevelt Administration were able to assess Japanese intentions with great accuracy because they had broken the Diplomatic Purple code, but unfortunately not the Imperial Navy JN-25 code. Efforts to deal with the Japanese diplomatically were in the end futile. The Militarists who controlled Japan were intent on the completing the conquest of China. And their solution to military stalemate in China was another war, this time with America and Britain.
There wasnt a battle that ended japans threat, inface U.S.A was losing but the two nuclear bombs in hiroshima and nagasaki ended the Japanese threat.
During World War 2 the major supply line of the Allies was the supply line created by cargo ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean with war supplies headed to England. The most common threat was from German submarines.
What was japans achillies heel in world war two
Japan's economy after World War II was extremely poor. We had to support them.
Domination of the East and the Pacific.
because he was japans emperor
An increase in manufacturing.
Hirohito was Emperor from 1926 to 1989.
racism, resouces, revenge
The same as Germany's; they were destined to rule.
Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Tojo
They weren't freinds i can tell you that......
Japans airbombed Pearl Harbor
See the related links below for a comprehensive explanation about Japans actions in World War 2.
what threat encouraged the United States to join the allies in world war 1
Japans attack on Pearl Harbor
bombing of Pearl Harbor
The Battle of Midway. The Japanese lost the majority of their aircraft carriers and ceased to be the huge threat on the seas they had been. The greatest single loss was the aerial ambush of Admiral Yamamoto.
After World War II, why did the Soviet Union Consider the United States a threat
That the war had become a threat to the world, and he wanted to fix it.
the japans attack on pearl harbor
they grew in size and population <apex
to expand its influence throughout asia.
To conquer occupy and annex as much territory as they could. Building an Empire.
Japans suprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii