Why did Japan do it? Doing nothing is a viable strategic option, and oftentimes a good one. Imperial Japan would have been far better off had it forgone the attack on Pearl Harbor and confined its operations to the Western Pacific. Had Tokyo exercised some forbearance, it may have avoided rousing the “sleeping giant” that Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto reputedly said he feared so much. And even if it did awaken the American giant, it would have avoided filling him with what Yamamoto called a “terrible resolve” to crush Japan. Think about it:
Sam12 hours ago
America was divided whether it was supposed to join the war. That pearl harbor removed that disagreement. America soon moved from #20 in world power to #1 in world military power. Technically it was so unprepared that Germany could have easily taken over US 1 on 1, if it wasnt really fighting multiple fronts.
The true lesson of Pearl Harbor is that it doesn''t end well for those who attack America...
ROBERT16 hours ago
trump had never heard of Pearl Harbor until just a year ago, and he is in charge of our foreign policy
John22 hours ago
Even without P Harbour, america would have got in. Just an excuse, to rouse american for public support. Think it will let the victors, regardless of whom it may be, to divide the world without it being involved?? I do not think so.
Everyone knows Japan surrendered because of the Atom bombs.
Constance20 hours ago
The lesson of Pearl Harbor is that if you kill 3,000 Americans, it means war. 911, repeat.
Marcus9 hours ago
It was fortunate no carriers were present during the attack.