Why did the Japanese invade the Solomon Islands?


Why did the Japanese invade the Solomon Islands?

The Japanese and the Solomon Islands:

The Solomon Islands is made up of a collection of six islands. On its Eastern side lays Papua New Guinea and covers a land mass of about 29,000 square kilometers. The Solomon Islands played a key geographical role during the Japanese campaign in WWII.

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During World War II (1939-1945), the Japanese occupied some areas of the British Solomon Islands and in the territory of New Guinea in the first...

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