Such a nice view. It's a good change of pace from the stress and imperialism
U.S. oil/steel embargo on Japan
Whew. Sure is a lot of steel and oil to haul on this ship.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii & the Surprise Attack
The Japanese wanted to take over Asia and started with China. They weren't able to do so successfully and American was a threat so they bombed it. Imperialism is when you try to expand, you use 2 methods to expand. You use brute military force, or you attempt at negotiation.
What happened after the attack on Pearl Harbor?
Oh no! We've been caught!
The U.S. stopped shipping oil and steel to Japan in an attempt to get them to call off the war with China. Japan and Washington D.C. negotiated till it became clear the war was bound to happen.
FDR/"Date which will live in infamy"
During the surprise attack Hawaii called the U.S. and reported everything that was happening. There was fire everywhere, bombs exploding left and right. There was much death and we couldn't really do anything besides wait it out and rebuild.
Japanese POV Vs. American POV
The People: We didn't know about it. We're mad the higher ups made our nation look bad.
A Japanese soldier ended up landing on Niihau and was taken as a prisoner. He convinced a japanese descended Hawiian to help him escape and they both ended up dead in the long run.
December 7th 1941 FDR labeled as the day which live in infamy. That day is when Japan attacked the United States by air and sea. FDR had his speech on December 8th 1941, the day after this tragedy.
The Japanese people didn't know his event was happening. They heard the planes and went outside to see they were headed out, they didn't know where. When they found out they were infuriated that their higher ups made their country look bad. The American people weren't expecting it to happen, though some people say we had a warning that people chose to ignore. It was an incredibly tragedy.
This was a very significant event. A lot of people died and a lot of our ships and aircraft were ruined.