The research question that I wanted to know more about was why Japan even joined the axis powers during World War II. Germany was a strong superpower, with Hitler in command, they were unstoppable. Hitler got away with mostly everything leading up to the war, he practically overturned completely the Treaty of Versailles which marked the end of World War I. France and Great Britain, not wanting to start another war, kept on allowing Hitler to get away with everything that was clearly spoken for in the Treaty of Versailles. So why did Japan join Germany and Italy? Upon researching I found that Japan joined because they thought they would win. They saw all that Germany and Italy were capable of and they thought it would be an easy battle. Japan was incredibly isolationist and imperialistic. The Japanese were not in love with the Germans but they did agree with the attitudes that Nazis had toward the war. Japan despised the European imperialists that tried to come and take them over. They figured the best way to destroy the British and French empires was to join the war effort against them. Japan being apart of the Axis powers allowed them to dominate over East Asia and the Pacific.
|The Japanese uniting with the Nazis in order to take down the British and French empires|