Effects Of Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

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How did the Attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 turn the tide against the Japanese during the World War 2?
On Sunday the 7th of December 1941 the Japanese began their unexpected attack on the US Pacific Fleet at 7:55am. This attack was not decided over night or over a period of a few days but according to Source B, the attacks had been slowly brewing for years. Once japan occupied Manchurian, conflict intensified. According to source B as Japanese aggression increased, its relations with the US deteriorated. This surprise attack on the US with two waves of Japanese aircrafts was all caused from Japans lack of natural resources according to source B, the search for alternative supplies underpinned foreign and military policy throughout the decade
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Japan and its relations with the US deteriorated after the great depression of the early 1930’s as Japans aggression grew as it had now occupied Manchuria. The attack was a surprise, but Japan and the United States had been edging toward war for decades. (Source F) the attack was planned nearly three years into World War 2, for Japan had foreseen this lack of resources so they began to prepare for it and what could drive America to war which would benefit them in terms of resources. They had known a invasion on South-East Asia would make America go to …show more content…
America did not see a reason to fight with another country if war with Germany was only a matter of time (source B). All too often one service, either the army or navy, failed to properly communicate new intelligence to the other. According to source C, the Japanese embassy in Washington D.C., took too long decoding the 5,000-word message from their home land. So if deciphered in time Pearl Harbour may have had some time to prepare for this attack. According to source B, In January 1941 Ambassador Grew in Tokyo passed on intelligence that stated that Japan was planning the attack. It was not considered important. Warnings from military personnel in February and July were overlooked, mostly because they recommended massive transfers of aircrafts to Oahu, aircrafts that America did not have. War warnings from Washington to Hawaii ten days before the attack were virtually ignored. The US was starting to prove itself pretty dysfunctional. America believed that Japan would not launch such an attack especially before declaring war, even though any study of Japanese history would say otherwise. According to source B, the primary problem with the attack was the planning. If the Japanese had focused not just on the fleet and targeted the crucial shore facilities and oil reserves, it could have caused much more lasting damage. Instead of destroying the

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