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Why was Singapore an important target in World War 2?

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July 13, 2010 12:21PM

Japan wanted to get a better position to take countries like Australia. Singapore was a perfect spot for such an attack.

Singapore was a very important port during 1893 to the Start of World War 2, Japanese wanted to seize it to secure trade routes, main reason is to make it easier for them to invade other countries, another reason is because they wanted secure trade routes for them to earn money from trades and taxes.