Bin nicht sehr gut in englisch, aber hoffe dass jemand helfen kann. Danke im voraus! (ist nicht der ganze texst)
The war in Europe began September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. In the Pacific, had Japan been at war with China, for a several years. Since, September 1931, eight years before the world war II. The war Japan led against China, developed soon to a war against USA, and USAs allies. The war in the Pacific began official 7. July 1937
In 1930, was China a divided country and thus weak. A situation that Japan would soon take advantage of. In 1931, occupied Japanese troops Manchuria, which is a region north in China. The occupation took Japan five months. Since, 1931 had Japan and China been in war. Japan was mainly interested in the important raw materials. Japan’s plan, was to become independent of these important raw materials. At the same time, wanted Japan also to expend their power in the Pacific. Japan thought it would be quite easy, but Japan thought wrong.
At the beginning of the war between Japan and China, behaved America neutral. So, they kept out of the war, but the war between them, got more brutal and gruel over the time. Japan began to kill their Chinese prisoners of the war, and attack and kill the civilians of China
Sadly, famous got the massacre of Nanking. Nanking was the capital of the nationalist China, that time. In December 1937, the Japanese soldiers killed hundred thousand chines soldiers and civilians, in the city of Nanking. Men, children and women on a brutal and gruel way. Around 20 000 and 80 000 got raped and sexually harasses. Therefore, the massacre of Nanking, also called the rape of Nanking. The number of victims is around 200 000, but is still but it is still unclear. This brutal event lasted more, than six weeks. In May 1939 Japan declared half of China to the occupied territory. While, most of the declared territory, laid in ruins.
The Americans demanded the retreat of the Japanese out from Chinas mainland. In April 1941, did Japan also occupied French-Indochina. The Americans demanded the retreat the Japanese out from the Chinas mainland. In April 1941, the Japanese army also occupied French-Indochina. That was too much for the USA, they feared too much of Japans influence in the Pacific. To stop Japan, stopped the USA their shipping of raw materials and the USAs aliens, July 1941. This was a serious decision, because Japan needed resources and the oil from the USA. The most important, was the oil, because Japan needed it to lead wars.
Japan is a very poor country in raw materials. Therefore, was Japan addicted on delivers of oil, steel and plastic from the other countries. Especially, the USA. Without these supplies, would the raw materials quickly get empty. They wouldn’t be able to continue the war, maximum for a half year. Now didn’t Japan longer believe in a peaceful solution of the conflict.