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Whats the cause for the Pearl Harbor attack?
September 13, 2011 1:49PM
Unknown, really. Most agree that Japan felt the trade embargo that the US imposed on Japan was looked upon as an 'act-of-war' by the Japanese hierarchy. The Japanese military men were very ashamed of themselves and their country once they learned that the Japanese Government had not declared war on the US - even though they had asked the Russian government to pass that information on to the US. The Russians didn't do so, because they were hoping to invade/take over Japan during the war. (I'm sure someone will edit this for clarity/content, but it's a heckuva start! :)