How Did The Influence Of Japan's Attack On Pearl Harbor

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Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Japan sent hundreds of fighter planes and bombers toward the naval base with no warning toward the United States, but the two countries were near war for decades. Japan believed that the best way to solve its economic and demographic problems was to expand its empire. No one believed that the Japanese would start the war on American territory. For Japan, starting an attack on American territory would be very inconvenient. The two pieces of land are about 4,000 miles apart and the travel to get to the United States would take a lot of fuel, and a lot of time. The barrage of bullets, bombs, torpedoes, and Kamikaze or suicide planes last almost 2 hours. Just before the start of the attack, Americans at the…show more content…
The Japanese were relentless in their bombing. The bombing was consistent the whole attack. When Imperial planes ran out of ammunition, some pilots were given orders to suicide bomb. These planes were known as Kamikazes. Kamikazes were so effective because you didn’t know which plane would dive bomb. They were completely random and could definitely pack a…show more content…
The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, one minelayer, and the 8 major battleships. The major United States aircraft carriers were not docked on December 7th. This proved vital to the fall of the Imperial Japanese in 1945. Although stunned by the attack at Pearl Harbor, submarines and the Pacific Fleets main fuel oil storage facilities emerged unscathed with the carriers.. These assets formed the foundation for the American response that led to victory at the Battle of Midway the following
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