Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor Dbq

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Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor?

“The United States has not conceded a single point; it simply makes strong demands on Japan. [...] How can we let the United States do as she pleases? [...] I see no end to difficulties” (Doc E). This quote by the Prime Minister of the Empire of Japan, Hideki Tojo, conveys that the Japanese had had enough of other nations restricting them and they were not going to obey any sanctions placed against them. In fact, Prime Minister Tojo said these lines only thirty-two days before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the United States’ main naval base in the Pacific. On December 7, 1941, 361 Japanese aircraft launched a surprise attack on the base. The United States was shocked that the Japanese would go ahead with such an attack without a legitimate reason for a declaration of war, and many, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, began to
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The three most prominent reasons included: to move forward with their plan for a New World Order, to retaliate against the oil embargo placed against them, and to attack before the United States’ Pacific Fleet reached unmatchable numbers.

The plan for a New World Order was first outlined in the book known as The Way of the Subjects. It read, “An old
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The attack on Pearl Harbor was successful and neutralized most of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Soon after, the Japanese had invaded and conquered most of the remaining islands in the Pacific including: The Philippines, Southwest Asia, and Netherlands East Indies. The Japanese were now in control of an empire. This left the United States with no choice but to declare war on Japan, officially starting World War II in the