The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor Analysis

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December 7, 1941 is known to many as only of the bloodiest days in American history. This gruesome day now remembered as Pearl Harbor serves as a painful reminder of the horrendous tragedies of war and the catalyst for the United States’ entry into World War II. Despite, the bloody tale of how thousands of Americans were murdered and the morale of the United States was questioned, there exists some inconsistencies with the story of Pearl Harbor that many researchers and students dismissed when learning about the topic. The two largest inconsistencies with Pearl Harbor is the reason behind the Japanese committing to the attack and post-event description through American eyes. These two inconsistencies frequently pop up within conversations and lectures, and incorrectly convey what actually happened on December 7, 1941. …show more content…
The bombing of Pearl Harbor was actually a preemptive measure to stop any United States involvement in Japanese affairs. Furthermore, in G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash’s article, “The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War and the Home Front”, the traditional view of Pearl Harbor of being a terroristic attack is put to rest, and instead focuses on the relationship the United States held with Japan prior to the attack.

Contrary to what is mentioned in the traditional
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It would make for good propaganda for citizen morale and encourage political adversaries to switch their mindset and help the United States join the war. Exaggeration is the key reason for why the United States entered the war and why Pearl Harbor is known as the day America’s freedom was “attacked” despite nudging Japan too

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