The attack on Pearl Harbor left the U.S. with no choice but to join World War II (“Japanese Bombs Pearl Harbor.” Pearl Harbor.). The attack on Pearl Harbor was very deadly and very destructive. To the untrained Smith 4 eye this attack was a surprise, but to a mastermind like Roosevelt it was not a surprise attack. Researchers believe that he wanted to enter the war for many reasons; therefore, a commander suggested Roosevelt to provoke an attack from Japan. The plan resulted in America winning World War II, but also resulted in the loss of many American citizens.
They agreed with an overwhelming vote for war, and Roosevelt soon addressed America: “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan.” Three days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S., and the U.S. declared war on Italy and Germany. Japan thought that their attack on Pearl Harbor would destroy America, but they soon found that they had failed to anticipate three important things: (1) Most of the U.S. aircraft carriers were at sea during the attack, thus escaping the damage. (2) The attack failed to destroy the repair facilities and fuel reserves at Pearl Harbor naval base. (3) The surprise attack united the American people as nothing has before, and the entire nation banded together to face their fears with one goal—to defeat the Axis Powers. The Japanese had not crushed America at all; instead, they had—in the words of a Japanese admiral—“awakened a sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve.”
America cut off Japans source of supplies and as an effect their military weakened significantly. This action gave Japan the rage they needed to approve the plan and attack Pearl Harbor.2 The British broke in to Japan’s diplomatic code before the attack and gave the information to America, The U.S. knew from this intel that an attack from the Japanese Empire was liable to occur but never expected anything so drastic or soon because they did not think Japan had a strong enough military to impose a big enough threat to America.3 Japan attacked on December 7, 1941, at 6:45 a.m. most soldiers were still asleep. Two privates named George Elliot and Joseph Lockard, were operating a mobile radar on the north coast of Oahu the day of the attack. They noticed a large blip on the radar screen, a blip meant a very... ... middle of paper ... ...ence of allies and enemies.11 World War II continued for four years until the year 1945 when America and Japan were the only two countries participating. In hopes to end the war America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki Japan, giving the Japanese Empire no choice but to surrender.12 In conclusion the Japanese Empire bombed Pearl Harbor, the main military base, on December 7, 1941.
They wanted to destroy or neutralize American striking power in the Pacific-the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour and the U.S. Far East Force in the Philippines. One of the biggest mistakes that Japan made was to attack the Americans at Pearl Harbour. This made America enter the war. As I already said, the war was an industrial war and because America had many resources and modern weapons, Japan was at a disadvantage as they had fewer weapons. We can see this a... ... middle of paper ... ... history: Militarism and World War II] Printed Material: Demarco, Neil.
Japan joined forces with the Allied powers but, played a small role in fighting German forces in East Asia. After a Paris Peace conference of 1919, Japan’s aim of making peace was shunned by Britain, Australia and the United States. World War II was by far the most horrific tragedy of its time and signified the end of a brutal and bloody war over democracy. On the morning of December 7, 1941 Japan committed the unthinkable, they bombed the naval base of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Japanese had launched their planes from a point of 220 miles of Oahu and the impact was catastrophic (Lyons).
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack thought of by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. The Japanese were tired of negotiations with the United States. They wanted to continue their expansion within Asia but the United States had placed an extremely restrictive embargo on Japan in the hopes of stopping Japan's aggression. Rather than giving in to U.S. demands, the Japanese decided to launch a surprise attack against the United States in an attempt to destroy the United States' naval power even before an official announcement of war was given.
"The attack marked the entrance of Japan into World War II on the side of Germany and Italy, and the entrance of the United States on the allied side." (Microsoft Encyclopedia) President Roosevelt set up investigations to find out whether or not there was any warning of the attack on Pearl Harbor before it happened. One report found that the navy and army commanders of the Hawaiian area, Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, and Major General Walter C. Short, were guilty of "dereliction of duty and errors of judgement." (Microsoft Encyclopedia) The reports showed that the commanders had received warnings weeks prior to the attack and just overlooked them. A member of the operations section also reported that the ideas of an attack on Pearl Harbor came up very often.
The war in the Pacific started on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the United States naval base, Pearl Harbor. The war continued on until V-J Day on September 2, 1945, when the Japanese surrendered. One of the key factors of the Japanese surrender was the dropping of the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If the United States did not drop the atomic bomb, the war would have lasted for much longer. The atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki quickened the ending of the war, ultimately saving more lives than if the Japanese mainland was invaded.
Using either the Leyte Gulf operation or the Falkland conflict as an example, select TWO of the Operational Functions listed below and discuss the impact they had on both belligerents during the planning, synchronization and conduct of the operation. Movement and Maneuver – The discussion should include how both sides conducted maneuver and movement as well as the capabilities each side possessed. Japanese Movement and Maneuver The first thing that should be noted was the reason why the Northern Force was used to lure the 3rd Fleet away from the Philippines. Four months earlier in June 1944 the battle of the Philippine sea took place. This was the Japanese attempt to defeat the US Carrier Force with everything they had.
They practiced the tactics in The Art of War by Sun Tzu, furthering the probability of their success. With the Japanese's lack of executing their plans with efficiency and their failure to follow those guidelines that Sun Tzu had set, there was much disappointment from the unsuccessful attempts to defeat the U.S. Navy. The Battle of Midway was a very decisive battle in World War II, as it stopped the Japanese advances in the Pacific and prevented further expansion. American forces had conquered the invincible Japanese Navy.