The Attack Of Pearl Harbor

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On December 7, 1941 the world was embroiled into the attack of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor with their ally, Nazi Germany. It started with Japan being a bit suspicious and not so thrilled with the Treaty of Versailles as it was seen as a way to keep everything in ship shape even if there were some disagreements in the world. The attack of Pearl Harbor could have been prevented if America had not forced them to trade, had not moved the Pacific Fleet in California, and by not provoking them by doing terrible things to Japan. To start off, the attack could have been prevented if America did not force them to trade. In document B it states, “Japan believed in isolationism until pressured by the United States to open itself up to trade”. This shows how Japan really wanted to immerse themselves in their culture and make sure everything stayed pure. Just like when mentioned in document A when stated “The ideals of Japan… are represented by the principle that benevolent rule of the emperor may be extended as to embrace the whole world”. Clearly the United States was not being good, kind or helpful, so this angered Japan by having to open up trade with these people that seemed bad to them. If America didn 't seek to trade with them in the first place, then they would have never had problems with them interfering and want to impose war on them for their behavior. Secondly, If America had not moved the Pacific Fleet to Pearl Harbor it may have stopped the

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