The Development of Relations between the United States and Japan between WWI and WWII
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The paper looks at the history of Japan after WWI. The events described are the conquering and occupation of Manchuria in China, the Panay Incident, the actions taken by the US towards Japan and the actions taken by Japan after WWI. The paper also looks at the Japanese government's instability during that period. The paper concludes that the actions taken by the Japanese in World War II were a direct result of the relationship that had developed between the United States and Japan between World War I and World War II.
From the Paper:"The period between World War I and World War II was a tumultuous time for the world. From the focus of most of the civilized world, the majority of the trouble was arising from Europe. There were two countries that were threatening the free world with their oppressive ideals, and hand banded together for their mutual benefit. With Hitler heading the Nazis in Germany, and Mussolini heading the Fascists in Italy, the future of Europe was hanging in the balance. These dilemmas, however, were not the only ones the world would have to deal with. In the Pacific, an alien and seemingly remote country, that until just under a century ago had been totally un-industrialized, was threatening its neighboring Asian countries. Using their powers of adaptation and an indomitable spirit, they had forced themselves into being one of the most powerful nations in the world. The Japanese had seen what the world had to offer, and had immersed themselves into becoming a force in the world instead of becoming a province of another world power. The nation they would become, in accordance to their method of borrowing outside concepts and re-conceiving them with a distinct Japanese identity attached, was heavily dependent on the interactions that they would experience with other nations. The actions taken by the Japanese in World War II were a direct result of the relationship that had developed between the United States and Japan between World War I and World War II. The major events the shaped this relationship were the incidents occurring in China, instabilities within the Japanese government, and the actions taken by the United States towards Japan."
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