Did the United States instigate anything to cause the war at Pearl Harbor?
The Japanese were NOT pleased with the OIL and STEEL embargos.
Pearl Harbor is in Hawaii, which is part of the United States. At the time Pearl Harbor was bombed, the United States had not yet decided to join the war. The United States were neutral. Japan was the country that bombed Pearl Harbor. Japan was an Axis Power. Because of the bombing, the United States decided to join the war. The United States became an Allied Power.