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Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor Japan was at war with China since the mid-1937 They desperately needed oil and other raw materials It became harder and harder for them to get these products Everyone seemed to be cutting off the supply President Franklin D Roosevelt transferred the American fleet to Pearl Harbor to deter the Japanese In 1941 the western nation stopped the trade with Japan On November 20 1941 Nomura and Kurusu present a proposal to Hull that Japan will withdrawl from Indochina if the oil trade is restored They ended up extending it to Nov 29 with no success Because they were desperate to get these products and were cut off by the world it seemed from getting them they planned the attack carefully America expected Japan to attack the Indies Malaya and probably the Philippines but never expected them to attack the US This attack on Pearl Harbor brought the US into World War II The Surprise Attack On Dec 7 1941 Japan surprised the USA by sending attack planes to certain targets at Pearl Harbor Hawaii Their goal was to attack the US battleships and airplane hangers when not expectedThey flew over and attacked the flight line Americans were scrambling to get to their planes and get into the air to fight back but they were shot in the process One man came out alone to a machine gun and kept shooting at the planes coming in and out He truly was a hero that day But they just kept coming so quickly
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