War in the Asia Pacific by lRUmN9

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									 History   Package:
  › SEQ Section on War in the Pacific:
    Bukit Merah MYE 2008 Questions
     (a) and (b)
    Due Date:
      Question (a) – Term 1 Week 10 (Last EH
       Lesson)
      Question (b) – Term 2 Week 2 (First EH
       Lesson)
 Thisis a purely SEQ Topic
 Students will be able to:
  › Investigate the extent to which
    peace was challenged in the
    Asia Pacific in the 1930s
  › Analyse the reasons for the
    onset of World War II in the Asia
    Pacific
   Content Structure from Crisis and Conflict
    with additional details from As it was
    Lived

   Use of these slides and attached notes to
    prepare for this topic
   Why was peace in the Asia-Pacific
    region threatened?
    › This deals with the reasons that made war
     likely:
       Japan’s foreign policy aims between 1931 and
        1941
          To build an empire in the Asia-Pacific region
          To free Asians from Western control
          Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
          Find room for Japan’s growing population
          To control resources
Japanese
Propaganda Poster

What can you infer
about the purpose
of the poster?
   Why was peace in the Asia-Pacific
    region threatened?
    › This deals with the reasons that made war
     likely:
       Japan’s military aggression:
        Growing influence in Manchuria and Mainland China
        The military acting without government permission
        The Marco Polo Bridge Incident
Marco Polo (Lu Gou) Bridge Incident
   Why was peace in the Asia-Pacific
    region threatened?
    › This deals with the reasons that made war
     likely:
       The League of Nations
        Too weak to stop Japan’s invasion of Manchuria


       Poor relations between Japan and the West
        Western bias and Japanese hostility
   Why did World War 2 break out in the
    Asia-Pacific region?
    › This deals with the reasons that made Japan
     start the war:
       Japan’s war against China

       International situation
         Japan’s neutrality agreement with the USSR
         War in Europe left European colonies in Asia
          neglected
   Why did World War 2 break out in the
    Asia-Pacific region?
    › This deals with the reasons that made Japan
     start the war:
       Worsening relations between the USA and
        Japan
        Japan saw the USA as a threat to its plans to build an
         empire
        US embargo on steel, scrap iron and oil
        Breakdown of US-Japan talks in 1941
   Why did World War 2 break out in the
    Asia-Pacific region?
    › This deals with the reasons that made Japan
     start the war:
       Hideki Tojo becomes Prime Minister
        Japan orders the attack of Pearl Harbour
 40th Japanese
  Prime Minister
 Born into a
  military family
  and pursued a
  military career
 Sentenced to
  death for war
  crimes

								
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