Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Japan's Empire of the Rising Sun during and immediately after World War II. Each episode examines a crucial stage in a war that was contested bitterly and marked by unheard-of savagery. This episode, Crusade in the Pacific: The Surrender and Occupation of Japan, covers the surrender of Japan and its immediate aftermath. Hungry for allies in the postwar world, the United States made the decision to rebuild Japan as a bulwark against Communist influence in the Pacific region.