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The US, due to its imperialist tendencies, had possession of the Philippines, which Japan wanted to occupy due to its strategic position, raw materials, and its own imperialist tendencies. Knowing that they would be forced to fight the United States if they invaded the Philippines, the Japanese made the executive decision to severely cripple the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor before launching an invasion of the Philippines. This attack on December 7, 1941, galvanized the American populace under Roosevelt to enter World War II against the Japanese. In response, Hitler and Mussolini declared war against the United States, drawing the US into the European front as well.

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Q: What American and Japanese imperialism in the Pacific led to American entry into World War 2?
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