PEARL HARBOUR

            December, 7th 1941, a pleasant and calm morning, a silent one! Who knew this silence was the silence before the storm! Pearl was deep asleep not knowing what was next in their faith. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, in the United States Territory of Hawaii. Japs were furious and ferociously attacked the poor cadets that were asleep and long lost in dreams. The attack led to the entry of World War II, Basically I think Japs intended to destroy the military power! The heart of U.S military, so that it would be real hard for Unites States to strike back, 1,178 others was wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building also home of the intelligence section were not attacked. Japanese losses were light 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 64 servicemen killed and on radios buzzed with the news that several hundred Japanese planes attacked a U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing more than 2,400 Americans as well as damaging or destroying eight Navy battleships and more than 100 planes. This was just the starting according to some officials. People in Pearl Harbor faced the most devastating and brutal day of their life.
        Pearl Harbor was something that changed the face of not only Hawaii but the whole nation of United States, what were the results? the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and hastened the entry of the United States into World War II on the side of the Allies. The day after the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of United States Congress. What happened after the attack was the question? Within a matter of hours of the attack, America is moving quickly to get on a war footing. American attitudes about the war change radically, [as do] American attitudes about the economy, about giving to the war. The war is not part of the culture; the war is the culture. Everything is viewed through the prism of the war effort. What did contemporary leaders learn from the attack on Pearl Harbor? That the world is a very complex place. I don't think it was American weakness that put us into World War II; duplicity by the Japanese is what put us into the Pacific war and arrogance by Nazi Germany put us into the European war.  Seventy years after entering World War II, the United States is finishing a war in Iraq. Do you think that is the right move? Yes. A lesson that I think has been lost on current American civilian leaders is that [Gen. Douglas MacArthur] knew that Caesar and Napoleon and others had failed as conquerors of occupied countries because their policies were so harsh. He didn't make that mistake in Japan.
             The end result to all this was a tit for tat. Americans are strong by heart and by nation, they know how to put up and deal. I am not against Japanese as well. December 7th 1941 was a devastating day for USA.

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