This is a 25 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Causes & Events. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
After World War I, Japan sought to expand its colonial empire in Asia. As the military exerted control over the government, Japan began a program of expansionism, first occupying Manchuria in 1931, and then invading China in1937. Japan prosecuted a brutal war against the Chinese, earning condemnation from the U. S. and the European powers. In an effort to stop the fighting, the U.S. and Britain imposed iron and oil embargoes against Japan.
Needing these materials to continue the war, Japan sought to acquire them through conquest. Japan launched a surprise attack against U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, as well as against British colonies in the region.
A valuable ally during World War I, the European powers and the United States recognized Japan as a colonial power after the war. In Japan, this led to the rise of ultra-right wing and nationalist leaders, such as Fumimaro Konoe and Sadao Araki, who advocated uniting Asia under the rule of the emperor. This philosophy gained ground during the 1920s and 1930s as Japan needed increasingly more natural resources to support its industrial growth.
With the onset of the Great Depression, Japan moved towards a fascist system with the army exerting growing influence over the emperor and government.
The presentation covers the following:
Post World War I Japan (2)
Invasion of Manchuria
League of Nations (2)
Second Sino-Japanese War
Conflict with the Soviet Union
Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact
Reactions to the Second Sino-Japanese War
Impending War with the U. S.
War Plans Approved
Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Air Attack Begins
Other Attacks (2)
End of Presentation
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