I can also recall that declassifed info now confirms that there were some very poorly done attacks by aircraft, again along the west coast. They were not reported on to avoid causing the public fear. Considering how difficult, almost absurd, it would be to even attempt to do so to the mainland, there were a lot of US citizens who were very fearful of, especially the -dreaded yellow waves- of Japanese trying to overrun our shores.
Finally, several of the Alaskan islands were actually occupied by a large force of Japanese for well over a year. The US services lost thousands of soldiers in the battles, and the weather, to reclaim them. On one island, several hundred Japanes even committed suicide before being captured.
So yes, the US has been attacked, has had a foreign force occupy land and has had foreign soldiers die in battle on its land.Answer 3, Battle of the Aleutian IslandsSee the related website for the story of the invasion and re-taking of these islands. Answer 4, additional infoThere have been many accounts of Japanese attacks on the US mainland. I am unaware of the "hot air" balloons mentioned in answer 2, BUT the Japanese DID use balloons [I can't recall the lifting gas, but I suspect it was Hydrogen] launched from Japan. The Japanese were aware of what we now call "jet streams" in the upper atmosphere, and utilized them to carry the balloons eastward.
It was thought that they launched thousands just to get a few to the US. Each balloon carried many very small contact type bombs intended to drop in a random and scattered pattern across the western US. A very miniscule number of those did make it to the US, although I can only recall reading about one reported incident in which any injury or damage was caused. The reported incident involved a minister and a group of school children on an outing in rural Oregon. It was reported that the children found one of the unexploded bombs, took it to show to the minister, and it subsequentely did detonate, injuring several children, and I think killing the minister. I think I read about this years [20-30] ago in Popular Science magazine.
I also recall reading about a few sporadic attacks on California oil fields and refineries very close to the coast by small deck gun artillery fire from surfaced Japanese submarines. I cannot recall the specifics, but damage was negligible, and I cannot recall the magazine source, although I want to think it was either Popular Science or National Geographic. j3h.
World War 2, simply because we were attacked on our own soil. As any other American well most... if we are attacked we are already more then willing to fight back.
They were attacked on US soil.
Yes, American soil was affected by the Second World War. The Aleutian Islands were occupied by the Japanese, who had to be forcibly removed.
the British attacked the American settelers for leaving them.
Because Japan attacked Pearl Harbour.
World War II - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attu_Island
In WW2 it was attacked.
Americans believed that the Mexicans started the War because they "Shed American blood, on American Soil". They however, were attacked on a no man's land between Mexico and Texas.
Because the war had not been fought on American soil.
The Civil War had a major impact on the American population. Families were divided due to conflicting opinions on whether to support the Union or the Confederate. However, the Civil War was also one of the few wars fought on American soil; World War I and (most of) World War II were fought in the European and Asian theaters.
AnswerPoland attacked the Nazis first during World War 2.
because the war had not been fought on American soil
Germany attacked France by invading through the north of Belgium. Poland was attacked by Germany to start world war 2.
USA got involved in the war when Japan attacked the American pacific fleet, located in pearl harbour.
Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 7 1941. They regretted it.
world war 2
Austria-hungary attacked Serbia
They attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
No, not in a war.
Poland was the first country to be attacked during World War 2. In fact, the Germany invasion of Poland was what CAUSED World War 2.