The Attack On Pearl Harbor

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A Mistake to Remember Everybody makes mistakes, there’s no denying this fact. However, some mistakes can cause detrimental effects that if not fixed, could impact an individual on a vast scale. On December 7th, 1941, tragedy overtook the entirety of America. Thousands of innocent sailors, soldiers, and citizens died on this day now known as the attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite the fact that Pearl Harbor was known as an overwhelming victory for Japan, their mistake of attacking America would lead to an event that would change the fate of World War II forever. Pearl Harbor marked the beginning of the Axis’ downfall with an attack that brought the United States into the war which affected Japan, Germany, and caused Japanese Americans to be mistreated throughout the war, jeopardizing the relationship between the two countries for decades to come. Japan made many smart decisions throughout the Second World War of 1939 to 1945, before and after they had signed the Tripartite Pact on September 27, 1940, stating their alliance with Germany and Italy. In spite of this, it was their one resolve of attacking the United States that caused the elimination of the Axis Powers. Evidently, this is shown when a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 8 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. This declaration of war proved to be unfavourable to the Japanese, for even Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Chief of the Japanese Imperial Navy and the man behind the attack, opposed of the

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