Conspiracy Theory

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A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event is known as a conspiracy theory. (Oxford Dictionary) In other words, conspiracy theories try to deny facts that many believe are the truth. To understand more about conspiracy theories, it is necessary to get familiar with five of the most widely believed conspiracy theories, which include the Iraq War conspiracy, the Princess Diana conspiracy, the 9/11 conspiracy, the Pearl Harbor conspiracy, and the Moon Landing conspiracy. In the 21st century, many happenings can be buried without their truths. Therefore, it is not an option but a requirement for the citizens to know about the conspiracy theories.
The Iraq War conspiracy suggested that United
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On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed. (ThoughtCo) Conspiracy theorists suggested that Japan was “vigorously utilizing every available agency to secure military, naval and commercial information, paying particular attention to the West Coast, the Panama Canal and the Territory of Hawaii," which was stated in the 26-page memo. (The Telegraph) At that period of time, this memo was already available for any country, suggesting the possibility that United States could have known the attack after all. Another proof that the conspiracy theorists brought up was a telegram from Churchill to Roosevelt. The secret file had been withheld from the Public Record Office. That file has now been released. There is no telegram and it seems there probably never was. (Independent) Hawaii was officially United States’ citizens by 1950. United States would have tried to protect their own citizens if they were aware of it from the first place. The Pearl Harbor Conspiracies are very alike to the 9/11 conspiracies by the fact that many innocent Americans were …show more content…
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