Today we expand across the Pacific, and get ready for war!
U.S. Oil/Steel Embargo on Japan
yes it seems for the best
We can agree that economic sanction and trade embargo against Japan will put them under control?
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the Surprise Attack
Once the U.S. and other countries froze Japan's assets, they lost 90% of their raw material, and they wanted it back, so they decided to go with the latter. They built up their army with 2,400,000 trained men, and an air fleet of 7,500 planes. They started taking over China territory and expanded across the Pacific Coast.
American Point of View
After the surprise attack from Japan the decision has been made that war is the best option to keep citizens safe.
Japan declared war on China, and it caused a massacre. The U.S. didn't like Japan's attitude, and they responded with economic sanction and trade embargoes. They thought that Japan would have to rein in its expansionism if they didn't have access to money and good like oil, but it only determined Japan more to stand their ground.
FDR "Date That Will Live in Infamy"
Pearl Harbor is located roughly 2,000 miles from U.S. mainland, and is near the center of the Pacific ocean. The attack began at around 7:30 a.m. and the Japanese hit airfields kicking off the war destroying many U.S. air crafts.
Japanese Point of View
The Americans point of view was they were took by complete surprise with the attack. Many innocent civilians died during the attack, some were just enjoying vacation. Our army wasn't ready for the attack making the damage 20 times worse. Many lost loved ones, and they hated the idea of war.
It's terrible how many people got sent to the hospital after the attack.
"The date that will live in infamy" speech was delivered to the public by Roosevelt to inform them of the details of the attack. He gave opinions, and other facts that gave them a reason to start war. He really delivered the speech to inform the public that we were going to war with Japan
The Japanese point of view was that civilians had no idea why they were attacking the U.S. Many of them lost distant family in the attack. Many Japanese people were sent to interment camps. The Army even had no idea what they were training for until right before the attack. Many civilians thought it was stupid to go to war.
Come in now!
Why is this happening to us we didn't even know about the attack.