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There is basically only one reason. Japanese Imperialism. They wanted to own the Pacific Ocean and viewed Hawaii as rightfully theirs.

Even more deeply rooted contributor other than the Japanese imperialistic deeds, the Japanese wanted to become a powerful industrial nation. Up to this point most of the world, including America, had gone through the 1920's sort of economic boom because of the development of new technology. The development of the steam engine and electricity we large parts of this. Also, Japan had already formed the alliance with Germany and Italy by now and highly nationalistic and imperialistic ideas had become widely accepted in Japan. They needed, like all industrialized nations, lots of resources to become a dominating power and also felt they needed more breathing room. So they became interested in the Philippines which was under the US control. Japan started expanding in that direction but knew the only way to get it was by force. America got ticked and said leave China and the Philippines and the pacific alone or else. Japan didn't want to so launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to knock out the large pacific fleet stationed their. Their main targets were the US aircraft carriers, which were sent out to look for Japanese ships earlier and it was a miracle that they weren't or we wouldn't have been able to retaliate. And that is why the attacked and what happened. Sorry for the long response, just wanted to give you all the information.

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Why did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and not some other place?

Pearl Harbor was the base of the U.S pacific fleet it thus was attacked because it was the most lucrative target.


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What did people name the day Pearl Harbor was attacked?

Some followed Roosevelt's lead and called it infamy.


What if japan attacked any other place in the US instead of Pearl Harbor?

It still would've meant war. Just not so destructive, as some of our biggest warships were stationed at Pearl Harbor.


How did Pearl Harbor attack Japan?

You have some serious reading to do. Pearl Harbor did not attack Japan. The US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor HI was attacked by the Japanese on Dec 7, 1941. The American ships were tied up at their morring points in the harbor, and there had been no declaration of war. This was an unprovoked attack by Japan on the United States.


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no nurses wew killed at Pearl Harbor


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Why were some ships not in their place when Pearl Harbor was attacked?

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Did the president know that japan was going to attack pearl harbor?

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some events that led up to the atomic bombing was pearl harbor. if Japan wouldn't have attacked pearl harbor ww2 would have ended a lot differently.It is true that when you think about it you wonder why? But life is is why and God is in control and will protect us!!!


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