Paragraph 3.3 - War in the Pacific

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Today
Paragraph 3.3 - War in the Pacific

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Slide 2 - Video

From an American point of view
Hitler or Japan: which is the bigger threat?

 

  • Military ‘advisors’ to China (1937)
  • Volunteers to train Chinese pilots
  • Burma Road; connecting China to Burma (British colony) to transport American military supplies

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

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Slide 4 - Video

Slide 5 - Video


Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
7 December 1941





  • Japan attacks the American marine base of Pearl Harbor. It is a surprise attack.
  • The American fleet is largely destroyed: the Japanes have free range in Asia

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Waking up the lion
US declares war on Japan (8th of December 1941)

Tripartite Act:
  • Germany and Italy delcare war on the USA (11th of December 1941) 

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Japan
China
Germany
USA
Oil supply
Burma Road
Tripartite Act
Declaration of war

Slide 8 - Sleepvraag

Which battle is considered the turning point for the Pacific front?
A
The battle of Stalingrad
B
The battle of Java sea
C
The battle of Midway
D
The battle of Normandy

Slide 9 - Quizvraag

The phase between 1942-45 on the Pacific front is known as...
A
island hopping
B
hopscotch
C
cruising
D
touring

Slide 10 - Quizvraag

The Pacific Allied front only had American soldiers
True
False

Slide 11 - Poll

False!
There were also Australian, Kiwi, British and Canandian troops involved

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Give two reasons why the USA decided to use their atomic bomb

Slide 13 - Open vraag

Slide 14 - Video

Slide 15 - Video

In you opinion, was the use of the atomic bomb in WWII justified?
Yes
No

Slide 16 - Poll

Explain your answer on the previous question

Slide 17 - Open vraag

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The Battle of Midway
Tripartite Act signed
Hiroshima is struck with the atomic bomb
American volunteers are recruited to train Chinese pilots 
USA declares war on Japan
Germany surrenders to Western Allied powers

Slide 18 - Sleepvraag

Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbour?
A
Due to an offense made by to the Americans to the emperor of Japan
B
Due to the fact that the American fleet was only big enough to prevent Japanse expansion in South-East Asia
C
Due to the Dutch and American oil boycott (and metal and steel)
D
Both C and D combined (without oil no expansion was possible)

Slide 19 - Quizvraag

Slide 20 - Video

Use the picture on the right to explain why many Asian countries saw the Japanese army as liberators

Slide 21 - Open vraag

After WWII many European colonies in Asia started to fight for independence. What influence do you think that Japanese military successes had on this movement? Explain your answer.

Slide 22 - Open vraag

Japan occupy the 
Dutch East Indies
March 1942






Dutch were interned in Japanese internment camps. 
The circumstances were terrible: bad hygiene, famine and corporal punishment. 
Women sometimes were forced to work as prostitutes ('Comfort women')
Men were used as forced labourers, often dying in the process



Slide 23 - Tekstslide

What is the difference between the Japanese internment camps and those in Europe?

Slide 24 - Open vraag

Homework
Make exercise 1,2,4 up to and including 6, 8,10 up to and including 12








Make exercise 1,2,4 up to and including 6, 8,10 up to and including 12

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

Island hopping
  • After the Battle of Midway --> US slowly advanced towards Japan

  • But... they had to capture all the small islands in between, one by one.

  • From 1944 and onwards, allied bombers got close enough to Japan to start airbombing the island.
  • After 8 May 1945 --> US focuses solely on Japan

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

Slide 27 - Video