One Day in History: December 7, 1941 by Rodney P. Carlisle, John Keegan

By Rodney P. Carlisle, John Keegan

Offering a distinct method of historical past, this sequence of person encyclopedias will delineate and clarify the folk, locations, occasions, chronology, and ramifications of pivotal days in historical past. One Day in background: December 7, 1941 will supply a accomplished and interesting evaluation of this date in background in addition to an exam of the topic concerning the date—the assault on Pearl Harbor and international battle II. This quantity will disguise all facets of December 7, 1941, together with history details explaining what ended in the date's occasions and post-date research discussing the results and effects of the day's events.

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In 1986, the Caroline Islands became part of the independent Federated States of Micronesia. Further Reading: John W. Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (Pantheon, 1987); William Manchester, Goodbye Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War (Little, Brown, 2002); Floyd W. Radike, Across the Dark Islands: The War in the Pacific (Random House, 2003). —Heather K. Michon good speed and high reliability was the reason the Japanese Imperal Army built more Type 95 Light Tanks at right than any others.

In 1941 he ordered an embargo on the Japanese (see sanctions against japan). Th is was essentially a form of economic war, as the embargo was placed on the export of oil and scrap metal to Japan and was potentially crippling for the Japanese economy. Many American and Japanese officials were surprised that Roosevelt placed such a restrictive embargo on oil. Japan had approximately two years’ worth of oil in reserve, and most of its oil came directly from the United States. With the world at war, oil had become extremely scarce, and Japan could not find a viable alternative supplier.

The agreement sent a definite message to the United States: do not become involved in the situations in Europe or Asia. The threat of having to face all three nations if the United States did become involved was hoped to be enough of a deterrent to keep it at bay. The United States, however, saw the agreement as an aggressive act intended to limit American power. The United States continuously demanded that the Japanese remove themselves from the agreement. However, the Japanese, at the start of 1941, clearly believed that the Germans would be victorious in the war and that it was only a matter of time before Britain fell.

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