Second World War

This article is about the Second World War. According to the book American history by Henretta, this war started in the month of September 1939 and it involved great powers of the majority of the world’s nations. Among those nations are Japan and china and this article talks about the war between Japan and china. However this war involved over 100 million personnel of the military who composed of two opposing alliances.This war is the most talked about in history and this article will talk about when how and why this war started and also how it ended. (Henretta 2007)Causes of the Second World WarAccording to the book American history by Henretta, this war took place in 1939. It actually started on the month of September in the year 1939. It was composed of over million opposing alliances of the military personnel from great powers of majority of the world’s nations.James Henretta In his book American history, states that the great cause of the war was desire for revenge and also resentment left behind by the First World War. This resentment was due to the fact that some of the countries has lost in the war and had remained with millions of casualties but Germany was viewed as the sole responsible for the war. (Henretta 2007)James Henretta In his book American history, states that, America, Britain and France had left Germany humiliated and economically weak, by forming a treaty known as the Versailles treaty as a strength alliance. However the Versailles treaty demands notably the reduction of Germany military to 100,000 and without tanks and air force did not go down well with the Germans and amongst this and other reasons the Germans has d lost industrial territory as well as financial loss. (Henretta 2007)James Henretta In his book American history, states that Devastation caused by the First World War caused bitterness and wish for revenge. Adolph Hitler also wanted to acquire territories and also he had a great wish to prove to other European nations that Germany was more superior to other nations. Nations also took part in this war in a bid to acquire back territories which had been acquired from them in the First World War. This war took place between 1939 and 1945. (Henretta 2007)The History of the Pearl HarborAccording to the book American history by Henretta, the Pearl Harbor was a port with pearl producing oysters. It was named by the native Hawaiians originally as “ wai momi” which meant “ water of pearl”. It was also a home of gods who lived there in a cave near the entrance of the Pearl Harbor. The gods were named ka’ahupalau who was the shark goddess and her brother. The shark goddess was depended upon to offer protection for the fish ponds from intruders.James Henretta In his book American history, states that, however the port had a coral bar which obstructed the harbor entrance thereby make it not a suitable port. In a reciprocity treaty between Hawaiian kingdom and the United States of America supplemented in 1884 and ratified in 18887, there was an agreement to allow the sugar from the Hawaiians to enter the United States duty free and as part to this agreement the United States of America obtained exclusive rights to Pearl Harbor. (Henretta 2007)Why Japan attacked the Pearl HarborAccording to the book American history by Henretta,Italy, Germany and Japan also formed a tripartite treaty stating that if either of them was to be attacked then they should declare war on any nation that attacked either of them.James Henretta In his book American history, states that Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor which was an American territory due to pressure.Roosevelt the United States of America president at the time had asked this commander in chief in 1940 to establish a patrol of the pacific. He wanted this done by stretching a wall of the American naval wall across the pacific. The naval fleet exercises, for the James Henretta In his book American history, states that, United States of America was done in the Pearl Harbor for both their pacific and Atlantic fleets and was at this time permanently based there. (Henretta 2007)According to the book American history by Henretta, the Japanese due to their endless war with china needed raw materials to sustain themselves such as oil and this was curtailed by the United States of America.For this reason it made it impossible for Japan to reach any of their goods supply sources and this made them to feel under pressure and hence they attacked the pear harbor on the 7th December 1941 and this also brought the united states of America into the second world war although it had initially wanted to be a neutral player in this war. (Henretta 2007)War between Japan and ChinaAccording to the book American history by Henretta, this war took part in mid 1937 until the year 1945 when Japan surrendered. This war had resulted after a decade policy which ad aimed at dominating china both military and politically so as to secure their resources and also to secure their reserve raw materials. (Henretta 2007)However these two countries had fought earlier in small wars but they got into full war in 1937 July when the imperial Japanese army assaulted the Marco polo bridge which was a very crucial access point to Beijing in china.Japan began a full invasion of china they pushed the Chinese forces back starting at shanghai and also captured the capital, known as Nanjing in December 1937. (Henretta 2007)End of the Second World WarJames Henretta In his book American history, states that, The second world war ended in 1945 with the surrender of German forces in Italy on the 29th of April 1945 and on may 7th 1945 they surrendered in western Europe and then again to the soviets on the 8th of may 1945.On the 11th July allied leaders met in Germany and imposed demand on Japan to surrender and Japan surrendered from the war on august 15th 1945 thereby coming to an end of the war(Henretta 2007)ConclusionAccording to the book American history by Henretta, the Second World War took place between 1939 and 1945 involving great powers of the majority of world’s nations. It was due to desire for revenge and also wished to capture back territories captured in the First World War that this war took place.Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor due to pressure from Americans who denied them access to resources during their war with china since they could only do this through the harbor.China and Japan got into the full war in 1937 due to Japan dominance of china politically and militarily and also by wanting to secure their reserve raw materials and the Second World War ended in 1945. (Henretta 2007)