The Influence of the United States of America on the Military-political Situation in East Asia in the Second Half of 1941: Historical and Political Analysis
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Ermakov Dmitry N. Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Dr. Sci. (Polit.); Cand. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Master of Technical Sciences; chief researcher at the Center for World Politics and Strategic Analysis of the Institute of the Far East
Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences; M.F. Stelmakh Polyus Research Institute; Engineering Academy of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Moscow, Russian Federation Popov Grigory G. Cand. Sci. (Econ.); senior researcher at the Postgraduate Department JSC “M.F. Stelmakh Polyus Research Institute”; senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Military Economics of the School of Actual Humanitarian Studies of the Institute of Social Sciences
M.F. Stelmakh Polyus Research Institute; Institute of Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) under the President of the Russian Federation
Moscow, Russian Federation Kazenkov Oleg Yu. Honorary Worker of Education of the Russian Federation; assistant to the General Director for Strategic Communications at the JSC “M.F. Stelmakh Polyus Research Institute”; Deputy Head at the Center of NTI “Photonics”
Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences; M.F. Stelmakh Polyus Research Institute; Engineering Academy of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Moscow, Russian Federation
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Abstract:
The authors, relying on previously unexplored and little-studied materials, analyze the reasons for the refusal of the top leadership of Japan from armed aggression against the USSR and the turn of the expansion of militaristic Japan into the zone of the South Seas. The authors conclude that the famous decision to abandon the attack on Soviet territories was dictated by the entire course of the Sino-Japanese war, which took a lot of resources from Japan and, moreover, required the seizure of possessions in Southeast Asia. It was precisely because of the occupation of Southern Indochina that relations between Japan and the United States became sharply complicated in the second half of the summer of 1941, which led to an embargo by the Allies against Japan and the latter’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
How to Cite:
Ermakov D.N., Popov G.G., Kazenkov O.Y., (2022), THE INFLUENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON THE MILITARY-POLITICAL SITUATION IN EAST ASIA IN THE SECOND HALF OF 1941: HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL ANALYSIS. Sociopolitical Sciences, 2: 106-118. DOI: 10.33693/2223-0092-2022-12-2-106-118
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Keywords:
Pacific War, Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, international politics during World War II, Japanese militarism, geopo-litics during World War II.