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The Road to Pearl Harbor and Americas Involvement in World War II During the time shortly before the bombing of the American Naval base of Pearl Harbor the United States had the time to work out their disputes with the islands of Japan that had recently began to take control of the Pacific But the United States allowed the storm cloud of the Japanese to loom over our heads The Japanese were capable of opening up and striking with such force that would leave the United States but little choice to declare war on Japan and despite the ongoing peace talks the United States knew that war was imminent and began preparations It was early morning December 71941 As the sun was just beginning to rise in Oahu Hawaii a fleet of Japanese naval air forces was taking off from their respective aircraft carriers in various locations in the Pacific Ocean Just as many of the islanders were waking up for breakfast it happened The Japanese air fleet had arrived with a vengeance No one was prepared for what was occurring Pearl Harbor the United States center for military action in the Pacific Ocean was almost completely destroyed Anger toward the Japanese spread quickly throughout the entire country and this anger led to the United States entry into World War II Before entering World War II Japan had many other problems to deal with It had begun to rely more and more for raw materials especially oil from outside sources because their land was so lacking in these Despite these difficulties Japan began to build a successful empire with a solid industrial foundation and a good army and navy The military became highly involved in the government and this began to get them into trouble In the early 1930s the Japanese Army had many small isolated battles with the Chinese in Manchuria The Japanese Army prevailed in the series of
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