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What did the attack on Pearl Harbor mean for Australia?


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2017-01-28 02:57:53
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The attack on Pearl Harbor meant America's navy would be unable to come over and defend Australia and other Asian countries from Japan's invasion. That was Japan's purpose when they attacked Pear Harbor, to allow a more easy invasion of Australasia without American interference.

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The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor meant that Australia's region had come under direct threat and Australia had to withdraw its forces from the war against Germany and bring them home. While Australia was attacked by air and submarine, the Japanese, having achieved their aim of taking over the resources of South East Asia, and being committed in China and the Pacific, had no capacity leftover to attack Australia, as much as we feared this might happen. The country went on a full war-economy and the reserve forces were called up for full-time duty. It became a base for the American army's campaign to retake the Philippines and contributed to preparations for the invasion of Japan.

An indication of Japan's inability to attack Australia was that the best force they could assemble to take over New Guinea was an infantry regiment and a scratch regiment of engineers and other troops - not one full division, while Australia had five infantry and three armored divisions even before the three AIF ones in the Middle East were brought home. The Japanese Navy was all for pressing on to Australia, but the Army gave a flat 'No' ass they had nothing spare - their troops were fully committed in Burma, South East Asia, China and the USSR border.


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u mean the attack on pearl harbor?????? yes

If you mean because of the attack on Pearl Harbor, then no. But Korea broke away from Japan during WWII.

Do you mean Pearl Harbour in December of 1941?

Most people consider the words "Pearl Harbor" to mean starting the GLOBAL war; when the US entered it in 1941:)

Assuming you mean president of the United States when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred...Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The island of O'ahu was bombed during the Pearl Harbor attack, if that's what you mean.

The Pearl Harbor is in Hawaii and that would mean Pearl Harbor is in the U.S. 523 miles

Hooray, war with Germany finally! Or did you mean the official one?

If you mean before it happened, no it doesn't look like he did. After, yes of course.

Since the category is Pearl Harbor, I'll assume you mean the attack on Pearl Harbor. We declared war on Japan by a joint resolution of Congress (Dec. 8th, 1941).

hawaii was the only one It depends what you mean. What countries attacked Pearl Harbor? Or what countries ran Pearl Harbor?

You mean WWII? Because if that's watcha mean it broke out because JAPAN attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii & this triggered U.S. to join the war. Go on it has the entire story under Pearl Harbor attack.(:

Do you mean the attack by the Japanese? It was on December 7th 1944 at 7:48 am Hawaiian time. The U.S. declared war the next day. harbor not harbour

You mean "Tora! Tora! Tora!" it was the command to begin the attack

Americans suffered heavy losses at Pearl Harbor.

That depends on precisely what you mean by Pearl Harbor. If you mean a surprise attack by naval air forces of the Japanese specifically on the military facility at Pearl Harbor, then I think it highly unlikely. Even if Japan were mad at us right now, we have intelligence gathering devices today which would make a fleet of heavy warships centered on six aircraft carriers crossing the North Pacific look like a Saint Patrick's Day parade.On the other hand, if you just mean a surprise attack, they happen every day, for example in Iraq, with casualties - not as many as Pearl Harbor, which had well over 2000 killed - but one dead, whether American or Iraqi, is too many.And if you mean a surprise attack on the scale of Pearl Harbor, I think the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon in 2001 qualify easily, with over 3000 dead and we never saw it coming.

first answer: It is a contraction of totsugeki raigeki (lightning attack). To ra. It originated at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. second answer: "Tora" as pronounced is also the Japanese word for "tiger". The word "Tora" is actually intended to be 2-part codeword that is saying that surprise has been achieved in the Japanese attack on Oahu Island (including Pearl Harbor).

Did you mean the USS Arizona (BB-39) when it was sunk during the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor - if so , the last Commander was Franklin Van Valkenburgh who died during the attack .

If you mean what carriers were sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 in the Japanese attack, the answer is none. All three Pacific Fleet carriers were all at sea, delivering aircraft, or on exercises. The fact that none of the carriers were present during the attack (along with the failure to launch the third wave attack and destroy the oil storage and submarine facilities) is counted as the reason the attack was a strategic failure for Japan.

They didnt mean to it was the WONG place

the bombing of pearl harbor.

No they should not have bombed pearl harbor. They really didn't have any reason. I mean we did even bomb them till they bombed us..

If you mean why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were expanding their empire into other countries. Trying to contain them the U.S. placed an embargo on Japan, prohibiting exports of steel, scrap iron, and aviation fuel to Japan. Japan has few natural resources and must depend on imports. Later, the U.S., Britain, and the Netherlands froze Japanese assets. This prevented Japan from buying oil, which would, in time, cripple its army and make its navy and air force useless. Japan felt they had no choice if they wanted to continue their expansion but to attack the U.S. By executing a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor they almost destroyed the U.S. Navy.

Answer:A place. Some port on an island in the Pacific OceanAnswer:Pearl harbour is a large natural harbour on Hawaii which was filled with US navy ships when the Japanese fleet launched an air attack on it.My AnswerPearl Harbour is two things in common usage: It was and still is a Harbour where ships stopIt was the site of the opening attack by the Japanese against the USA during WWII and this event is referred to as "Pearl Harbour" EG: "I was at Pearl Harbour"If you mean that you visited Pearl Harbour the correct way to say that is "I visited Pearl Harbour. "

a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941

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