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Japan's slow-burning aggression was borne of frustration with a world whose order appeared tipped in favour of the west. Susan Townsend describes how the intensification of this feeling led up to the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.
In contrast to the Paraguayan War and to many other bloody wars from history, which historians have often described as unnecessary and tragic, World War II seems less puzzling: Adolf Hitler did it. While ancillary questions remain, such as why the German people were willing to rally to Hitler 's standard, the man himself has been seen as history's ultimate outlier, and World War II as simply the extension of his unique personality.
Many weapons were used in the The Civil War from knives to swords along with a variety of firearms, including rifles, pistols, muskets, and repeating weapons. Also widely used was artillery including cannons. Some of the new weapon technologies used in the civil war include rifled gun barrels, the Minie ball and repeating rifles.
In this module, Christopher takes a step back and looks at US policy more generally in the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, he looks at the failure of the newly-created United Nations to deliver lasting peace in the region.