When and how did japan attack the United States?
The Japanese attacked the port of Pearl Harbor on the date of Dec,7,1941. This date will always be known as the day of "Infamy". The reason the Japanese attack the port was because Japanese thought that knowing the US that we would sooner or later have gotten involved in the war anyway so they thought that they should strike the heart of the US navy in one fierce attack that would cripple the USs navy. The only way to do that was to get rid of our aircraft carriers. The Japanese did have spys on the island. On dec 7 in the morning the first wave of planes went in to attack the port but when they got there the air craft carriers weren't there, the spy was wrong. The attack still went on in three deadly waves of bombers, fighters, and torpedo bombers. Due to the fact that the US was so unprepared for this attack the men were only able to shot down 27 of the 350 or so planes that were sent to destroy Pearl Harbor.
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Absolutely nothing. That's why it was such an incredible surprise.Michael Montagne Answer Break down of peace talks between the US and Japan. The USA created ECONOMIC SANCTIONS over Japan as it increase its aggressive forgien policy. Also, the USA was not in WW2 however it was supporting the alli…ed side. It attacked German submarines to defend its shipping lanes and support Britain in anyway possible, e.g. the Lend Lease Schemes. As Japan was in alliance with Italy and Germany, the USA then became an 'informal' enemy of the Empire Of Japan. Jossy ( Full Answer )
What is a thorough structural and institutional explanation for why Japan attacked the United States?
Answer . That sounds to me like a homework question for which you are supposed to do research to find the answer. The short answer is that Japan attacked the United States because we were the only power in the Pacific both willng and able to oppose their plans for conquest. We had just placed an …embargo on shipments of scrap iron and other vital raw materials to them. Without raw materials they would be unable to supply their military. Thus they had to try to knock us out of the way so they could grab as much of East Asia, and its resources, as they could.\nMichael Montagne. ( Full Answer )
Why didn't Japan try to negotiate with the United States instead of attacking it and insuring self destruction?
Answer . From what I have learned from people who were there..The United states and Japan were in negotiations..During the time of the Attack on Pearl Harbor.they had even given the US some peace ribbons..They were talking peace with us while the attack was taking place....
Answer . The Japanese were desperate. During WW1 Japan had been America's ally. When Japan tried to collect her share of the booty at Versailles she ran into Woodrow Wilson. Wilson rejected Japan's claim to this which Japan had captured at a price in blood.\n. \nIn 1921 at the Washington Nava…l Conference, the U.S. pressured the British to end their 20-year alliance with Japan. The Brits appeased the U.S. and enraged and alienated Japan that had been a loyal friend, and so it went.\n. \nJapan decided to create in China what the British had in India, a vast conlony to exploit to bring her up amongst those in world power. In 1937 after a clash at Marco Polo Bridge near Peking, Japan invaded and after 4 years of fighting, Japan controlled the coastal cities, but not the interior. Japan moved into northern French Indochina and though the U.S. had no interest there imposed an embargo on steel and scrap metal. After Hitler invaded Russia in June 1941 Japan moved into southern Indochina. FDR ordered all Japanese assets frozen. FDR didn't want to cut off oil, but unbeknownst to him at the time the action took place Japan was oil-starved and was blocked by any Japanese purchases of U.S. oil.\n. \nForcing a choice between death of the empire or fight for it's life Japan decided to seize oil fields in the Indies and the only force capable of interfering was the U.S. fleet that FDR had conveniently moved from San Diego out to Honolulu. And so ... Japan attacked!. ( Full Answer )
The Japanese didn't want to get into a war with the US. The plan was to take out Pearl Harbor, a major U.S. naval base, unexpectedly, thus crippling the giant and keeping them out of Japan's hair while Japan went on to conquer East Asia. It was also the Japanese intention to take control of the P…hilippines which meant that they would have to oppose the United States at some point. They chose to make it an engagement on their terms as opposed to one where the Americans could have a strong showing. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The United states, more or less tried to ruin the Japanese ecnomy and forced the japs to attack to get the supplies they needed. America knew about the attack, and was looking for a reason to get in the war.
Answer . Yes. Remember that it was war. Japan had attacked U.S. interests in Pearl Harbor, had taken control of most of the pacific islands, ruthlessly attacked the people of China and had openly expressed their belief that because of our genetic "impurity", the people of the United States would …not be able to endure the kind of war that the United States would see from the Japanese military. Although Japan's attempts to attack the mainland USA were effectively defeated, Japanese leaders did succeed in one incident of killing U.S. children by putting bombs on small weather baloons. After the U.S. and our allies had defeated Japanese troops on all of the other Pacific Islands, the Japanese imperial leadership insisted on maintaining complete control over the government. The USA and our allies decided that the only way to avoid such further umprovoked attacks was to force Japan into surrender. Japan had prepared every citizen to fight back an invasion of Japan using conventional forces. Bombing was the only way to stop the agression of Japanese leaders. Japanese nobility felt that they were divinly appointed to the position and that their God would not only help them in their endeavor but that it was their responsibility to take over all of the Pacific Islands. ( Full Answer )
Full engagement in World War II and subsequent victory over the Japanese. Answer American men lined up at recruter offices to fight in the war, women went to work in the factories - businesses - baseball teams - anyplace that the men were leaving behind to keep life going here. In general - the… United States of America was attacked when we actively stayed out except helping with supplies and we were not going to sit back and take it without a fight. Answer They joined wholeheartedly and with huge significance in the war that was in progress at the time. ( Full Answer )
The attack of Pearl Harbor was inevitable. the United States were cutting back on oil supplies from the Japanese in return was retaliation of Japan. Knowing of the attack on pearl harbor maybe but going to a no. An attack on the United States from the Japanese, yes because of retaliation.
first answer: Because US and UK blockaded supplies to Japan since they protested Japanese Empire's expansion into Asia like UK and US were. The two sides tired to use diplomacy to solve the differences, but Japan bet everything they had to risk war to destroy all of the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Har…bor. My answer: The real reason for Japan's attack (on the US, the British Empire & the Dutch) was the Japanese Army's obsession with their on-going brutal conquest of China . The United States had been taking diplomatic and economic steps against Japan for several years to convince (or force) the Japanese to end their war of conquest in Asia. The Japanese Army actually controlled the Japanese Government since the early 1930's. The Japanese Army refused to end its war of conquest & extreme brutality in China. Beyond China, the Japanese Army had plans to take advantage of the weakness of the British, French, Dutch & Soviet Union in Asia because of Hitler's conquests in Europe. The Japanese wanted to be free of American interference, and create a vast Asian empire that would have eventually included China, eastern Siberia, Mongolia, Korea, Formosa, Indo-China, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, & New Guinea; and possibly India. The Japanese military thought that the best way to keep the United States from interfering in their plans in Asia, was to deliver a surprise attack on various US bases throughout the Pacific to do as much damage to the US military capability in the Pacific. At Pearl Harbor, they intended to sink as many battleships, cruisers & aircraft carriers as possible. At Manila they intended to follow-up with an invasion and capture of the Philippines. At Wake Island they intended to seize the island. The Japanese also attacked the bases, ships & troops of the British Empire. All this was intended to persuade the United States & Britain to negotiate a settlement giving the Japanese most of the western Pacific territories, and most of Asia. They hoped that the US & Britain would not want to fight a prolonged & costly war in Asia to liberate what territory the Japanese could capture in the first six months of the war. Expanding on the issue of imperialism & colonization from the first answer: Although the Japanese were jealous of European imperialistic efforts in China, and they publically claimed that they wanted to force the Europeans & Americans out of Asia (for the good of Asia), they in-fact were much more brutal & lethal to Asians than the Europeans & Americans ever were. In the 20th Century, the Americans, British, Portuguese and Dutch had begun to improve relations with Asians. This effort was lead by the US. The Philippines was placed on the path towards independence by 1946. The United States leaders criticized European imperialism in Asia. Europeans began to listen. Later, during the war, where-ever the Japanese occupied an Asian nation, that nation soon turned for assistance from the Allies & resisted the Japanese. By the time that war came to the Pacific, the Americans & most European colonial powers in Asia had significantly improved the situation for the populations in their territories & colonies. The situation was just the opposite in Japanese occupied areas of Asia. Japan had absolutely no "moral high ground" from which to dictate to Americans & Europeans. Fortunately-much has changed since (and because of) the war. Relations in Asia towards the Japanese have improved because the Japanese have changed their focus from military conquest to economic development/competition. Expanding on the issue of diplomatic negotiations prior to the Japanese attack in December 1941: The Japanese diplomatic position never waivered from that of demanding that the United States accept the Japanese conquest of China and that the United States should not interfere in Japanese military actions. The Japanese wanted economic sanctions, against them, lifted by the United States, but offered nothing for it. Negotiations were doomed to fail , except that a small group of misguided intellectuals (American clergymen & some Japanese business interests) provided false & misleading information (about Japanese diplomatic positions) that lead to false hope in a diplomatic compromise. By 1941, the Japanese government secretly undertook to use the negotiations as a delaying tactic, while preparing & planning for war. Even the Japanese negotiators in Washington, DC were not told of the futility of their efforts. ( Full Answer )
Japan, Germany, and Italy formed the Axis Powers in World War II, therefore, due to their alliance, a declaration of war against one was perceived as a declaration against all. Germany and Italy formalized this by declaring war on the United States in retaliation for their declaration of war on Japa…n. ( Full Answer )
April 18th 1775- attacked by the British, most famous for Paul revere yelling "The British are coming" August 16, 1812 - the British invaded and sacked Washington D.C. and burned the White house to the ground, March 9th 1916- Pancho Villa and 500 Mexicans attacked New Mexico killing 18 Americ…ans December 7th 1941- Japanese attacked pearl harbor naval base in the Hawaiian Islands 2,350 September 11th 2001- Al-Qaeda terrorist attacked the world trade center buildings, and the pentagon. killing 2,976. ( Full Answer )
By late 1941, U.S. officials believed war with Japan was imminent. However they did not think Pearl Harbor would be the initial target, but rather the Philippines; with it's air bases posing a threat to the shipping lanes. As it turned out, both were attacked simultaneously.
Yes. The treaty that was signed in 1945 helped mend their differences. Even today you will find men from both the Japanese and American sides of the battle meeting at the memorials in Pearl Harbor making amends.
Japan is the third largest market for US agricultural products. Japan imports wheat, corn and soybeans from the United States. US exports to Japan in 2009 reached about $51.2 billion dollars. While the US imported about $150 billion from Japan.
In 1941 Japan was stronger in the quality and quantity of aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, torpedos (long lance), sea planes, fighter plane, and combat experienced land armies (from fighting in China).. In 1941 the US had less than quality and/or less in number (qua…ntity) of aircraft carriers (with trained aircraft/crews), less trained sailors/commanders aboard the cruiser, destroyers, submarines, and the worst torpedoes in all of WWII. Less effective fighter planes (the Brewster Buffalo & P-40 War Hawk, Wild Cat) and untested sea-planes and airmen. America's land army/marines hadn't seen combat since WWI (other than some Central/South American actions in the 1920's); and these two forces were VERY small.. Once the ball got rolling however, the US was twice as big and twice as good as both Germany and Japan were combined, even before Germany and Japan suffered any losses. Said another way; "if" America was as strong as it was in 1945...IN 1941, the United States would have defeated both Germany and Japan put together IN 1941!. As it was in real life (actually happened), the US and it's allies were losing the war up until about 1943, we won some battles in 1942, but victory was in the air by '43. ( Full Answer )
Short answer: Japan wasn't the biggest threat to the World, and the US Gov't made the (correct) decision to try to avoid fighting a two-front war. Germany was rapidly taking over Europe, and showed no signs of stopping unless the US could successfully intervene.
Why did they attack Pearl Harbor what was there and why did they attack the United States of America?
The US fleet was at Pearl harbor, contrary to the opinion that Japan attacked the US unprovoked. The US and Britain were fighting Japan in an undeclared war in China. Until recently declared the fighters in China were Civilian volunteers.
The Pacific Ocean separates Japan from the United States. However,there are 6,303 miles between the two countries. The flight timebetween Los Angeles, California, and Tokyo, Japan is about 11 hoursin length.
Japan was never a colony of the United states. Japan was defeated and surendered to the US at the end of WW2.
The claim by the Johnson White House was that an American ship was attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. This was later proven to be false, but at the time it was used as the pretext for American involvement in the conflict. The US had been seeking to bolster the anti-comm…unist South against the Viet Cong, and US ground troops were soon fighting the infiltrating North Vietnamese armies. ( Full Answer )
congress declared war on japan then japans allies (Germany and Italy) declared war on the united states
The United States occupied Japan at the conclusion of the war, and implemented programs to restore the economic viability of the country. This was ultimately successful in establishing a renewed industrial capacity and high employment levels.
1. USN destroyers were attacked by NVN P4 Torpedo Boats in the Tonkin Gulf in 1964. 2. USN cruiser (USS Oklahoma City) and destroyer (USS Higbee) were attacked by NVAF MiG17s (jets) in 1972. 3. USN PCF-19 (Swift Boat) was attacked and sunk by a NVAF helicopter in 1968. 4. USN riverine boats were in …constant battle in the RVN (Republic of South Vietnam). ( Full Answer )
Four Their was a failed attack on the basement of The World Trade Center Buildings in 1993, a successful attack in 2001 on The World Trade Center Buildings, the pentagon was also hit in the 9/11 attacks, and in 2010 a failed attack in time square
There are a number of things that Japan and the United states havein common. Both countries were part of World War II, the standardsof living in both countries are high, the both practice democracyand so much more.
The United States decalred war on the Japanese Empire after the Japanese attack on the U.S. navy based at Pear Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
The hijackers on all of the flights were of the following nationalities: . 15 Saudi Arabians . 2 from United Arab Emirates . 1 Egyptian . 1 Lebanese
\nThe Japanese rejected the idea of invading the continental US due to the fact that so many civilians owned guns.
N. Korea is threatening America, Japan, and several other places. America, Japan and those other countries may get attacked by N.Korea. we are hoping North Korea Doesnt attack,. But so far, N.Korea is seeming like they will attack soon - American Girl -
Not a chance :) Even if the US Army defending the mainland dissappeared- you would still have like one Japanese soldier control 100 square miles or something. I don't think the invasion of US was in any Japanese war planner's agenda(s).
Hopefully this will answer your question, but the attacks made by japan against the united states pretty much severed the Japanese citizens from moving.
Firebombings All Across Japan: 1942-1945, with major cities including Tokyo-Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, and Nagoya among many other smaller ones. Atomic Bombings Hiroshima, Japan: August 6, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan: August 9, 1945
No, Japan is not part of the United States. Japan remained an independent nation, both before and after WWII. I don't know it's beginning history to know whether it was ever under the control of another nation.
First of all the twin towers were knocked down by i think in one of the continents
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
There were no military "attacks". Although, there was terrorist attacks but not as much as there is right now. Nobody thought that Osama would make plans to crash an airplane into the Twin Towers. It was random. Osama believed that the United States were being unfair to the Middle East. Some people …may agree or disagree. It matters how you view it. ( Full Answer )
Demolish the US Naval Fleet . Prevent the US Naval Fleet from coming after the Japanese Navy when they attempted to take the Dutch East Indies
InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 WASHINGTON -- The US power grid is susceptible to terrorists and could take weeks or even months to repair if attacked, a study warns. The findings come shortly after mega storm Sandy hit New York City and the New Jersey coast late last month, causin…g widespread devastation and outages. "The US electric power delivery system is vulnerable to terrorist attacks that could cause much more damage to the system than natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, blacking out large regions of the country for weeks or months and costing many billions of dollars," said the report by the National Research Council released Wednesday. Many parts of the high-voltage system are heavily stressed, leaving it particularly at risk to multiple failures in the wake of an attack. In addition, important pieces of equipment are decades old. Many key facilities are unguarded and high-voltage transformers are of particular concern because they are vulnerable both from within and from outside substations, the study says. The transformers, very large in size, are also difficult to replace because most are no longer made in the United States and the delivery time for new ones could run from months to years. As a solution, the report suggests developing, manufacturing and stockpiling "a family of universal recovery transformers" for temporary use that would be easier to move to where they're needed and "could drastically reduce delays in restoring disabled electric power systems." The network is also vulnerable to cyber-attacks, the report warned. "Cyber-attacks are unlikely to cause extended outages, but if well-coordinated they could magnify the damage of a physical attack," it said. "For example, a cascading outage would be aggravated if operators did not get the information to learn that it had started, or if protective devices were disabled." The National Research Council finished the report in the fall of 2007 and it was then classified by the US Department of Homeland Security. But the key findings of the report remain "highly relevant," said the report's foreword. ( Full Answer )
This question makes an incorrect underlying assumption, namely that the United States began paying any sort of compensation to Japan for the atomic bombing. The United States at no time made any such payment and as a result, it cannot still be paying them.
first answer: Yes they did, they where informed by several countries in Europe, before hand. However they ignored the warnings. Correct Answer: No, the United States did not know in advance about the Japanese attack on December 7th, 1941 at Pearl Harbor and at the other US military facilities …& ships in Hawaii. For security purposes, only specific Japanese military leaders in Japan and those that undertook the attack were aware of it. The Japanese went to great lengths to keep the operation secret. No person in a European country was told of this specific pending attack, including Hitler. Therefore, no one in Europe could provide a warning to the United States. The US military had partially broken the primary Japanese diplomatic code before the attack. These are referred to by US intelligence as the "Magic intercept of the Purple Codes". However none of the messages sent by the diplomats included any reference to an attack at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese diplomats themselves were not privy to the information about this attack. Neither the British, Dutch or American military had been successful at breaking the Japanese Navy codes before the Pearl Harbor attack. In the popular movies: Tora, Tora, Tora & Pearl Harbor the coded messages that the US intelligence officers are reading, are the Diplomatic Messages only. What the United States did know or suspect (by late 1941) was that the Japanese were planning to attack the British territories in Hong Kong, Malaysia & Borneo, and attack the Dutch East Indies in late November or early December 1941. There were no specific details available, just Japanese military preparations & "saber rattling". The United States also considered that the Japanese may also attack the United States at the Philippines, Guam, Wake & Midway. Again, no specific information was available. Some American military leaders, by late 1940, also thought that the Japanese could launch an attack against Hawaii, however that was considered less likely. US Army Chief of Staff General Marshall considered it a sufficient threat that he reinforced Hawaii with air & ground units in 1941, and assigned General Short with the specific task of using the Army units (air/ground) to defend the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. US military preparations for the likely war with Japan focused on the Philippines. Indeed, it was because of the US military presence in the Philippines that caused Japanese military leaders to decide that it would be necessary to attack the United States in addition to the British & Dutch. The Japanese were uncertain if the United States would remain neutral if the Japanese attacked the British & Dutch. So they decided, to their great disadvantage, to attack the United States. Meanwhile late in 1941 in Moscow, Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin (now at war with Hitler) had learned from his spies in Japan, that Japan was planning to go to war with Britain & Netherlands, and not with him in Siberia. It is not clear if Stalin knew of Japan's plans to attack the United States. In any event, Stalin gave no warning to either of his future "allies", and actually welcomed the idea that Japan would leave him alone. The coming war with Japan was becoming obvious to most American & British leaders (and some astute in the public) by late 1941; the only question was where & when. When the Japanese did attack, they attacked the British & Americans simultaneously everywhere they could reach, including at Hawaii . Neither the US or British ever learned of any specific plans before the attacks, because the Japanese kept these very secret as expected. The Japanese intended to, and did launch these attacks as surprise attacks before any declarations of war . Also, it was the stated policy of the US government in 1941, to not start the war. If the United States was going to war, then the enemy would have to attack first, which it did! Remember, as it is true today and was true then, planned "surprise" attacks will usually be a "surprise" to those attacked! ( Full Answer )
maybe, but almost certainly not for a minimum of 2 to 3 years. the US populace was strongly isolationist from the end of WW1 until we were attacked and realized the oceans could no longer protect us.
Because of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941- Japan and Germany were allied by treaty, and the USA could not go to war against Japan without declaring war on Germany as well.
Most people are inclined to the idea that too many people suffered a tragic death. Any ways, the other way to get Japan was to enter the main land. An estimate of half a million deaths of US service members and even more Japanese soldiers and civilian. The civilians were ready to fight to the death …with sharpened bamboo sticks in the beaches of Japan. Most people realized that dropping the bomb was more convenient. ( Full Answer )
The 911 terrorist attack occurred in New York City on the 11th day of November in the year 2001. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda and its leader Osama Bin Laden planned and carried out this attack.
The only definitive connection between Osama Bin Laden and attacks toward American soil were the attacks in 2001.
Andrew Jackson did not think that a federal bank wasconstitutionally. He feared that it would concentrate too mucheconomic power in one place.
Japan attacked United States at Pearl Harbor because US set embargoon Japan which meant that they cannot trade other countriesincluding US.
On April 25, 1898, the united states declared war on Spain andthe secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, ordered Dewey attackthe Spanish fleet in the Philippines. The battle of Manila Bay wasthe first hostile engagement in the Spanish-American war.
USA = American English. UK = British English. Japan = Japanese. (Note: there is a small difference in some spellings between USAand UK: tire, plow in the USA is tyre, plough in the UK.)