Author Topic: A day that will live in infamy  (Read 390 times)

Re: A day that will live in infamy
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2021, 01:56:37 PM »



But we should treat the Japanese nicely?

Of course not, which is why I'm in complete agreement with FDR's cagey and surreptitious moves to inject the U.S. into the war, the Pacific theater included.

Re: A day that will live in infamy
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2021, 04:20:07 PM »
Of course not, which is why I'm in complete agreement with FDR's cagey and surreptitious moves to inject the U.S. into the war, the Pacific theater included.
LOL. The last thing he wanted was a two ocean war. But he also didn't want the Japanese reducing the eastern half of Asia to a vassal status. Doing so would mean the Axis could have a land connection if Russia fell.

It's never easy.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: A day that will live in infamy
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2021, 07:54:32 PM »
LOL. The last thing he wanted was a two ocean war.

'Didn't want but fully aware that a two ocean war was necessary and inevitable,' is a more complete picture, I would suggest, based upon that bare reality of needing to stop Japan while helping to stop the Nazis.  Very much never easy.

Re: A day that will live in infamy
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2021, 08:23:18 PM »
I was training a group of engineers from India. During break, being very interested in WW2 battles I was watching this very intense footage on my laptop when one of the guys asked what it was.... Apparently, they knew next to nothing about the war. So I put it up on the big screen. They could not believe it was real.

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Re: A day that will live in infamy
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2021, 10:47:06 PM »
Has anyone mentioned yet that the battleship-sized disparity between US and Japanese industrial capacity pretty much doomed Japan's war effort the instant it began?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_production_during_World_War_II

Germany and Italy were also doomed for the same reason:



It's very simple: if your enemy can outproduce you, outsupply you, and outgun you, then they can also outfight you.

Re: A day that will live in infamy
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2021, 06:12:55 AM »
'Didn't want but fully aware that a two ocean war was necessary and inevitable,' is a more complete picture, I would suggest, based upon that bare reality of needing to stop Japan while helping to stop the Nazis.  Very much never easy.
Here's a bit of reading that might help you. I had fun doing it. http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/pha/
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers