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    Why did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Why did they feel this was the best way to enter the war?


    Last edited by Go2Guy; 12-07-2008 at 08:12 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Where did this come from? Might I ask?


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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    The Jananese? I thought the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? But then again, I might be a *******!



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktoddcyclones View Post
    Where did this come from? Might I ask?
    Why have you just started to post alot today? Might I ask?



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    I always understood that they wanted the Pacific area to themselves and felt by taking out our ships at Pearl it gave them the advantage to take everything from Japan to Hawaii. Short version but it took us forever to get Midway back which is where they originally thought Japan would strike.



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Does someone have a history assignment due tomorrow morning or something?


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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    They were already in the war. The United States wasn't. They wanted complete control in the Pacific. America was the only possible check to that, and most everyone figured we'd end up in the war eventually. So they tried to cripple the Pacific fleet. Instead, all they did was **** us off.



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktoddcyclones View Post
    Where did this come from? Might I ask?
    Attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    I suppose there are numerous reasons, but here is my take:

    They thought they could take us out of the war in one swoop. Most of our Navy was thought to have been based there, and taking us out early before we had a chance was thought to be a great way to defeat us. By a stroke of luck, not all of our warships were in the harbor that day, although it was a tremendous blow to our Navy.

    Turns out, bad bad move.

    Well, until they put their time and manpower into making money instead of a military machine.



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbsfan27 View Post
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    I have time Today might I add.


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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    The Japanese could not sustain their own need for oil and other important commodities domestically, so they had to extend their possessions, which brought them in direct conflict with US interests. Yamamoto felt that a war with the US was unwinnable, but figured the only hope to win would be to cripple the US fleet for long enough for them to consolidate their gains.



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktoddcyclones View Post
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    I dunno, maybe because today is the 67th anniversary.


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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Does someone have a history assignment due tomorrow morning or something?
    It's Pearl Harbor day...



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    Re: Why did the Jananese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Does someone have a history assignment due tomorrow morning or something?
    Well, today is Dec. 7th, and it is also a Sunday. I had forgot until I saw a couple flags at half-staff.



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    Re: Why did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor?

    I didn't know that. Sorry.


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