Causes Of Roosevelt's Attack On Pearl

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Another important cause for the disastrous attack on Pearl by the Japanese was that President Roosevelt furthered its “Moral Embargo” by expanding its restrictions to oil and scrap metal to stop Japan from expanding. At the beginning of 1900’s Japan was falling apart as they were running out of raw materials and oil. Japan decided that to survive they had to expand within Asia to get more materials so they invaded French Indochina in 1940 to embargo all imports to China which included war supplies purchased from the U.S. From this move on June 14, 1941 United States placed an embargo on Japan for any import or export and trade transactions of oil. United States had economic interests on Asia and if they stopped materials and oil to Japan they

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