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The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour in the hope of destroying the American fleet, and prevent America from interfering in the Japanese invasion in Asia. Instead, it brought America directly into the conflict. Though many ships were damaged or sunk, with a huge loss of life, the aircraft carriers were at sea and safe.
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The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because they wanted to control the Pacific Ocean.
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When did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

Sunday, December 7, 1941 at 7:55 AM. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, was aimed at the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy and its defending Army Air F

How did Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

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Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in World War 2?

The main goal of the attack was to sink the aircraft carriers and battleships, then the US Navy would not have the ships to fight them. The Japenese believed that the US would

Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor on a Sunday?

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What if the Japanese Had not attacked Pearl Harbor?

  Probably, the US would have entered WW2 by other means. The US had entered WW1 because of Germany's "un-restricted submarine warfare" policies. Had the US entered WW2, a

Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor but not anywhere else in the US?

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Why did the japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941?

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Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in Singapore?

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What did the Japanese attack on pearl harbor?

They wanted to knock the US out of the war in the Pacific with one surprise blow. Fortunately, the US carrier fleet was not in port, and the Japanese overlooked the fuel dumps

Why did the Japanese attack pearl harbor and when did it happen?

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