What Motivated Japanese Aggression in World War II?

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    You must certainly did.
     
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    Resources, presumably.
    Island nations run dry of those pretty quick.
     
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    Are you so ignorant that you don't understand the reasoning behind using atom bombs to end the war? No amount of reasoning can change minds like yours.

     
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    No one has addressed the original question.

    Japan's expansionism was caused by a power vacuum in the region. They felt they had the imperial destiny and military capability to bring to fruition the Shinto/Samurai beliefs of their ruling class.

    It did not help that a misguided iron/steel boycott was brought about by America.
     
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    Japan had a medieval war lord mentality but with modern weapons. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Germany had already developed an atom bomb. But didn't have the pactical means to use it. But what if they'd had? What would Gipper say to that?
     
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    You do understand that conventional American bombing raids killed
    100,000 more Japs in Tokyo, than Hiroshima and Nagasaki...combined
     
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    I do and those bombings were war crimes too.
     
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    Here go - FDR's Pearl Harbor Bait
     
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