2. After Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto exclaimed that he feared they had awoken a “sleeping giant”. What did he mean? Discuss, in detail, the importance of American industrial capacity leading to victory in WW2. Use specific statistical information and be sure to cite it. Once the United States entered the war, was it possible for the Axis to win? Explain your response.
3. During the period of 1931-1941, Japanese expansionism led to continuing conflict in the Pacific. Identify at least 4 major events in Japanese expansion during the period and discuss their significance regarding the overall outcome of WW2.