The Great East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere and WWII In The Pacific
Beginning in the 1930s Japan set out on a grand plan to modernize the nation and take its place on the world stage. To understand Japan's motivations in WWII we need only consider the very familiar history of Great Britain. An island nation with limited resources embarking on a campaign to acquire said resources. This is where their stories diverge. Where The British Empire formed and modernized over the period of a thousand years The Japanese arrived at the same place in history in just a little under one hundred. Consider that in previous unit on Imperialism and Colonization Japan was still practicing feudalism in the 1850s. Now just ninety years later Japan was attempting to build its own colonial empire and amass the resources needed to carry it through the next hundred.
Objectives: 1.Examine the goals of Japan's Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere 2.Evaluate the effectiveness of the Japanese actions during WWII in achieving a Pacific Empire. 3.Evaluate the role that warfare played in the history of Japan
Assignment: 1. What role did warfare play in the the development of Japan? 2.How were the goals of Japan different than that of Germany and Italy in WWII 3.How effective was the Japanese war strategy for their Pacific War? Provide three pieces of evidence. 4.In what ways did fighting in the Pacific Campaign differ from the European Campaign? Provide three examples.