Analysis Of How The Attack On Pearl Harbor Affected The United States’ Involvement In WWII

The United States did not join the War. America had to supply Great Britain equipment and money in order to defeat Hilter’s Blitzkrieg. When the war began on 1 September 1939 the world was in chaos. America was safe and would not get involved. On 7 December 1941, however, the Empire of Japan attacked U.S. ships on Pearl Harbor near Honolulu. Japanese forces consisting of 353 aircraft launched. There were 40 torpedo-planes, 103 bombers at level one, 131 diving-bombers and 79 aircraft fighters. This attack resulted in 2403 U.S. deaths, lasted 11 seconds and changed America’s view of the war. Axis power consisted of Germany and Japan. Allies consisted of the United States and Great Britain. It was due to a “major failure of intelligence” that the attack happened. We thought the planes were returning bombers from a reconnaissance mission but they were Japanese aircraft. Anesthesia was responsible for almost 1178 deaths in the 24 hours after the Pearl Harbor attack. This attack will be remembered as a “day of infamy”. Japan had awakened the sleeping giant that would lead us to enter the world war. We dropped the atomic weapon on Hiroshima, Nagasaki almost four years after the attack. The Great Depression was over and America was rebuilding. People found jobs while the war continued. The baby boomers were born when the last soldiers returned home. They are still alive and well today. The ones who didn’t will be remembered for their sacrifice.

WWII was one of the most bloody wars in history. It was over in an instant. Hitler and his Nazis invaded Poland in a blitzkrieg strategy, which meant they would take the country as quickly as possible, leaving nothing behind. On both sides, there were soldiers captured and they were tortured or killed until the war ended. POWs are soldiers who have been captured, and there are many tales of captured soldiers from WWII as well as other wars. German soldiers captured were interrogated, then forced to work. If they refused to obey they were taught discipline. After the great Depression ended, Americans’ need for work skyrocketed. They focused their attention on the war. The people would do everything to support themselves and their soldiers by sending food, clothing, and letters. The United States did not know what was going to happen, and the British forces were suffering heavy losses. It was only after the Normandy invasion that the United States saw a real battle. Normandy offensive was strong. We suffered heavy casualties in each battle. Certain U.S. officials were very anxious about the losses. In the 16 days before the battle, the psychiatric injuries in 8 different corps were varied. The rate was 14,6% for all forces, and 18% for British troops. But finally, the United States pushed on and moved further inland. The Japanese were fighting in the pacific. Pearl Harbor’s attack was the spark which led us into war. The Japanese were very interested in the US battleships, aircraft carriers and destroyers. 18 ships total were available. The United States entered World War II the day after Pearl Harbor’s attack, December 7, 1941. They then attacked the Japanese on Midway in Pacific. This battle was close, but it proved to be a turning moment for the United States. According to the law enacted by Franklin Roosevelt, Japanese Americans must be relocated until the end of the war. However, 120,000 Japanese Americans are U.S. Citizens and have the same rights that any American. President Franklin Roosevelt gave in to the pressure and set up 10 concentration camps, located in remote parts of the West. The camps were so large that they had to force them to move in and literally leave everything behind. During that period, the rates of crime and unemployment have slowly decreased. It’s possible that unemployment rates have been negatively impacted by the war for the first two years after 1940. The world recovered and rebuilt when soldiers returned from war. There was a boom in population, and the soldiers were able to stop fighting. Many treaties were signed to keep peace. Other events happened, but signing these treaties would have prevented the war from happening. The POWs were the focus of one of the documents. The Nuremberg Tribunals of 1944, the Geneva Convention of 1929 and 1949 as well the Thirteenth Amendment of Constitution, Alien Tort Claims Act or Torture Victim Protection Act state that a POW cannot be tortured and must always be treated with humanity.

It is true that the United States participation in the war affected the outcome. Great Britain, France, and other countries would have lost if the United States had not backed them up with money, food, weapons, and soldiers. The United States dropped Little Boy (also known as Fatman) and Little Boy (also known as Little Boy) from Enola Gay plane on September 2nd, 1945. On August 6th and 9th, 1945, Hiroshima was hit by two atomic bombs. These people would have died from the intense heat and radiation, as well as the physical force of the bombs. The effects will last for years and will have a lasting impact on children who survived the war. In the 1950s, there were approximately 284,000 A bomb survivors. About 159,000 were in Hiroshima while about 125,000 were in Nagasaki. After the United States had left Japan, they turned their attention to Russia or the USSR. The Russians were building nuclear weapons just as we were. We were soon at war once again. However, this time with the USSR. The main fronts of this war were political, economic and propaganda. There was only a limited use for weapons. Most of the wars were fought by the United States. The Korean War in 52 and the Vietnam War 1968 would follow. More than 100,000 US soldiers died in these wars and around 400 000 were injured. In order to prevent another attack, the United States Navy has rebuilt all that was destroyed. They have also improved their communication skills and developed radar. Second Lieutenant Ken Taylor, and George Welch fought back against Japanese aircraft during the day-of-infamy attack. Iowa Boys were present at Pearl Harbor. They defended the ships from the air and on land. These boys were awarded the Purple Heart along with the Silver Star and Navy Cross. Few people know that these few brave men made a big impact on the Pearl Harbor attack. But they weren’t the only brave ones. The entire United States army has fought and pushed for a better future.

The United States suffered massive losses at Pearl Harbor. Thousands of servicemen were killed and many ships were destroyed. Japan won a battle, but did not win the war. With very few planes or ships the United States pushed into the Pacific westward. Yet, the Japanese weren’t our only enemies. The United States had a massive force and the world wouldn’t have been the same without it. If they had done that, Pearl Harbor might not have happened. Also, more patrol aircraft would have been out. To be able to make a backup ship, it is important to not have too many naval ships at one time. In the future, I suggest we search deeper in the water for objects that may be found, analyze these to see whether they match the time or date of Pearl Harbor. Another research idea would be to look at old Japanese communication about the Pearl Harbor bombing.


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    Nicholas Hopkins is a social media teacher, writer and educator. He has been blogging since 2009, and has since published over 20 articles and taught social media in high school and college. He is currently a social media teacher and blogger at Nicholas Hopkins Academy.