did the Japanese attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour have any strategic "sense" or logic to it?
how the navy at Pearl Harbour would have stopped the Japanese attack on the East Indies in any way? what the US would have done if the Japanese did not attack Pearl Harbour,,but went ahead and attacked the East Indies? (would this be enough reason or not and why?) WHY JAPAN MADE SUCH AS STUPID STRATEGIC MOVE? (was it just as stupid as Hitler declaring war on the USA too? why he was so stupid too?)
Asked By: . - 2/21/2012
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~First, understand that it was not unprovoked. FDR wanted to go to war with Hitler, but he knew that neither Congress nor the American people would let him. He figured that if Japan could be provoked into attacking, overt US participation in the war in Europe would follow. (From the various "Neutrality" Acts through... More
Answered By: Oscar Himpflewitz - 2/21/2012
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Japan was at war with China. Despite being a military superpower, their war with China was using up their resources. During that time, most of their resources especially oil were coming from the US. The US did not approve of Japanese aggression in China and they declared an embargo on Japan. This means they would stop... More
Answered By: Dean - 2/21/2012
Though the US was still not participating in WWII it had a strategical position to attack Japan if needed, also being at war with China, which the US didn't approve, Japan was suffering an embargo, so Emperor Hirohito decided to make a display of power and crush the American base of Pearl Harbor.
Answered By: The Jewish Guy from Florida - 2/21/2012
Their goal was to destroy the entire naval fleet stationed there, which is a smart move strategically. However, it didn't work because part of the fleet wasn't at Pearl Harbor on that day.
Answered By: Joshua N - 2/21/2012
Yes and if the Japanese had caught and sank the US carrier force the war would have lasted another couple of years until they could have gotton close enough to nuke the place.
Answered By: Ford Prefect - 2/21/2012
It wasn't stupid; it wasn't fully carried out. There were supposed to be 3 waves that beautiful Sunday morning. Instead, there were only 2 sent, because Japanese High Command thought they would lose too many planes if they launched a third wave and because they thought they had wiped out all of the fleet beyond repair... More
Answered By: weirdo - 2/21/2012
Oscar Himpflewitz's answer is correct. The US Pacific Fleet was moved from San Diego to Pearl Harbor. Japan saw this and the Hull Note as a provocation and ultimatum respectively. Japan did not want war with the US but they concluded that the US wanted a war, and so decided to take the first strike.
Answered By: Beau - 2/22/2012
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