Japan History Lab

Total War

1941-1945: Total War

The war in the Pacific was won by logistics and production as much as it was won by soldiers. When two imperial powers come into large-scale armed conflict, every aspect of their respective societies are mobilized to support the effort. Factories are repurposed to build guns and planes, civilian supplies of cotton, steel, oil and even food are rationed to ensure that the Army can function, and every man, woman and child has their energies and their labor directed towards the war effort. In total war, civilian populations become strategic targets.

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