文明のターンテーブルThe Turntable of Civilization on September 2016

日本の時間、世界の時間。
The time of Japan, the time of the world

How much you can make a fine warship or fighter plane, but without oil, it is only a mass of iron.

2017-06-17 10:24:50 | 日記

The following is the continuation of the previous chapter.

Shortly after the Third Konoe Cabinet was inaugurated, Japan will be in the vicinity of Saigon in the southern French Indochina (present Vietnam).

The reason for being stationed is, above all, because Japan was afraid of disconnection from the southern area, which is a treasure house of oil and mineral resources such as Indonesia.

As a result, we will get a strong taste of our own medicine, we will be frozen by the US, Full oil embargo, but from the Japanese perspective, from the remarks of Roosevelt and European leaders, there was A situation in which Japan had to judge that French Indochina would be held down by them unless Japan had advanced into there.

It was ready to retreat if the US relaxed on oil issues.

By the way, it is said that how much oil shortage bothered Japanese at that time, there is such anecdote. One of the intellectuals representing the Japanese Navy, when Yamamoto Isoroku was the Vice Admiral.

It is said that he caught on a stupid story that it invented a method of producing oil from sea water.

To that extent Petroleum problems were paralyzing the equilibrium sense of the prewar people.

How much you can make a fine warship or fighter plane, but without oil, it is only a mass of iron.

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