what if japan not attack on pearl harbor?
the main reason to enter in WW-II for USA is pearl harbor . what if japan not attack on pearl harbor? can USA enter in War ?
well may be that would have delayed usa's entry in war or may be usa might have not entered war ...who knows..there are ifs and buts involved...
If Japan had not attacked Pearl Harbor -- the Wars raging in Europe would have remained separate and distinct from the Second Sino-Japanese War in Asia.
Japan's attack first on British Malaya -- and then on Pearl Harbor MERGED the wars in Europe and Asia and made it the Second World War.
I've written 3 hubs which answer your question:
WWII -- Did it begin at Pearl Harbor
The Greater East Asia War & WWII
WWII -- understand it within the hour
I hope those help!
If Japan had not attacked Pearl Harbor, the outcome of World War II might have turned out completely different. Here is why:
1.) The militarists that control Japan during the war were divided into two groups depending which military doctrine they supported: the Hokushin-ron or the Nanshin-ron.
Hokushin-ron - Northern Strike. These Japanese warlords focused on expanding their empire on the Asian mainland. This meant conquering the rest of China, and going to war against the Soviet Union. Northern Strike enthusiasts were mainly brushed aside after the Battles of Khalkhyn Gol (1939), a border skirmish in which the Soviets and their Mongol allies dealt the Japanese military a swift and decisive defeat.
Nanshin-ron - Southern Expansion. Supporters of this doctrine wished to occupy the resource rich areas of Southeast Asia. This put them in complete conflict with the European powers that controlled the region: France (Indochina), Great Britain (Honk Kong, India, Burma, Malaysia, and Singapore), and the Netherlands (Indonesia). The Southern doctrine also targeted America, which controlled the Philippines, several strategic Pacific Islands, and the largest naval force in the region.This strategy was more appealing due to the resources in the area, Japan basically has no natural resources, and the fact that the European Powers were preoccupied with Hitler.
The only way Japan would not have attacked Pearl Harbor is if they went North rather than South. I would imagine that being invaded from both the East and West would have been too much for the Soviet Union to handle. The USSR would most likely have surrendered to the Axis powers. Even if this was the case, Japan would have most likely turned back to the Southern Doctrine once the USSR was defeated due to the resources it could have supplied for the empire.
Could Pearl Harbor have been avoided? I personally do not think so. if the Japanese did not attack on December 7, 1941, they would have attacked eventually in the future.
This question is a year old, but I just saw it and wanted to get my answer on record. Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR gave Japan an ultimatum that we would go to war if Japan did not end its war on China. Japan would never do this. But the US would never actually declare war on Japan because 90% of the US was against entering another foreign war. The Japanese did not know this, so they made the first strike to cripple the US Navy and Army in the Pacific. In other words, there is no way an attack against the US would not have occured somewhere by Japan. So let's assume Japan merely attacked the Philippines and sunk a few US vessels elsewhere. The US Pacific fleet would have remained intact and would have been able to support Macarthur in the Philippines. If Macarthur retained the Philippines, our airfields and troops would have been more prepared to bomb mainland Japan sooner, thus ending the war against Japan probably by 1943. This would have ended the war in Europe sooner while, FDR was still alive. A living FDR means no nuclear weapons, no cold war, no Korean War.
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