The Great Pacific War
The Great Pacific War was a large scale conflict between the Allied Powers (United States, Brazil, Australia, Russia) against the Dominion of Asia and America (Japan, USAS, Argentina, Chile) The war was the second largest in the world but involved nearly every American and Pacific nation and claimed the lives of about 230 million men. The war was the result of high tensions between the Empire of Japan and the United States following the conclusion of The Great War. The war is seen as the first "total war" as it involved large scale bombings of civilian targets, brutal interrogations, internment camps, and usage of naval bombardments. The war began after the U.S.-Brazilian Panama Blockade as a result of the USAS's invasion of Venezuela. A Japanese ship was seized and boarded by a United States ship after it failed to respond to any of the hails and was discovered with thousands of guns, ammo and grenades. The United States arrested the crew of the ship and refused to release them to Japan, stating they attempted to supply the "communist revolutionaries." Japan insisted the ship was merely attempting to use the Panama Canal to trade grain with Germany. Japan broke diplomatic relations with the United States shortly afterward. Before a month had passed Japan had declared war on the United States.
The Allied Powers: The Allied Powers were a coalition of nations led by the United States. The United States managed to rally Australia and Brazil behind it. The United States was the technological leader of the group and often sent military and economic supplies to the two other nations to help them on their own fronts.
The Dominion of Asia and America: The Dominion of Asia and America (Abbreviated to the Dominion) was a military and political alliance between the Empire of Japan and its subject states (China, Korea, Manchuria) and the USAS as well as Chile and Argentina. The Empire of Japan was the leader of the Asian Dominion while the USAS was largely the leader of the American Dominion.
North American Front: (See North American Front)The North American front covers mainly battles on the West Coast of the United States, mainly on the Japanese invasion. This front covers the Japanese invasion of the United States as well as the USAS's invasion of the Southern U.S.
South American Front: The South American front covers all action between the USAS, Chile, Argentina and the Empire of Brazil.
Asian Front: The Asian Front generally refers to the Australian invasion of several Japanese oversea prefectures along with the United States landing on Hokkaido.
Surrender and Aftermath
Following the Japanese defeats in Hawaii and the capture of several Oversea Prefectures, notably Philippines and New Honshyuu the Japanese began to withdraw to defend the home islands. However a United States marine force of 80,000 men made landfall on the northern island Hokkaido and established a base after the bloody Battle of Kushiro. Faced with an invasion of the home islands and defeats on the continent, Japan formally agreed to negotiate terms of surrender at the Kona Peace Summit.
The aftermath of the Great Pacific War left nearly all nations involved in tatters. In Asia, the deathtoll was about 130 million dead, divided evenly between Korea, China, and Japan. In Japan the amount of native Japanese dead was about 18 million while drafted soldiers from Oversea Prefectures was about 30 million. In China nearly 40 million had died as they were either pressed into service for the Japanese or had died during the Australian China Campaign.
The United States had also suffered greatly, losing about 6 million during the war. Nearly 3 million had been lost during the Japanese Invasion and another 3 million in subsequent counteroffensives against the Dominion. The Union of Socialist American States lost about 8 million men, nearly a third of their entire population. The Empire of Brazil also suffered staggering losses, losing about 12 million. Chile and Argentina lost nearly a half of their entire populations.