DOnt you think the united states should have focused first on the pacific than europe?
THe only logic behind Europe first was the superior military and industrial power of the Germans. But those nations conquered by the japanese suffered way more.
The Japanese were savage and ruthless. They beat beheaded and tortured pow's, and were more brutal than the germans, even in the eastern front.
I heard of many stories from guadalcanal to Okinawa that japs mutilated captured yanks wehter dead or alive. It was not uncommon to find yank troops with their limbs cut off and dicks in their mouths, and if you watch documentaries such as. the lost evidence ww2, or Victory in hte pacific. the military was extremly fanatic asto encurage dead before surrender. Needless to say the attack on pearl harbour.
But there are other reasons, the soviet union wanst even a close politicall ally of the west.
Had the united statesnot only focused first on or almost exclusevely on Japan, and use all or most of its leand lease supplies in the far east, casualties would have been reduced. The jap merchant fleet was largely underprotected so It ould have been almost completley crippled. millions of troops used in Normandy south of france and Italy would have been instead boosted The philipines and okinawa, and reduced the resources available to Japan by invading and liberating most of indonesia, and even China.
The Japs almost always faced superior forces. With even more power the japs suicidal fanaticism could have been really weekend. Japan could have been isolated and crippled by the blockade and pushed to surrender in 1944 without an invasion. and last but not least the actual bomb tonnage dropped in Europe was like 10 times that dropped on Japan, and the damage was comparable. Could you imagine dropping all those bombs combined on Japan alone.
What are your thoughts?
1) Britain wasn't at risk of being invaded after the German air force lost the battle of Britan.
2) Continuing the war with Germany on the part of the British was an obsession of Churchill. Hitler offered peace to England.
3) The soviet union was also an aggressor, recall they invaded Finland in 1939 and launched their own invasion of Poland
4) As I said japs were more ruthless and a direct threat to the U. S. Even after V