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User avatar #19 - spikethepony (09/11/2013) [-]
Wait, what?
What happened?
#62 to #19 - waker (09/11/2013) [-]
Yes it's true. Then Americans decided that it's a ******* good idea to kill Japanese civilians by nuking down Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you want the numbers, 70,000 were killed in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki. That's only the directly killed people, since the radiation caused a lot more people die a bit later.

I am going to get downthumbed to hell for this, since everyone here is American and doesn't want to see that you guys actually did not do the right choice. Get over your stupid Pearl Harbor already.
User avatar #86 to #62 - manwithmanynames (09/12/2013) [-]
1. We were doing our best to stay out of the war,
2. They attack us, with no warning in multiple areas,
3. We warned them before dropping bomb, they ignored us and fought on,
4. We dropped first bomb, and gave another warning, and they still fought
5. That is when we dropped the second bomb, we gave them plenty of warning, they didn't listen...
6. We helped them to recover from the damage we caused, economically and physically.

What we did was not great but it was right, what they done was wrong (no offence to Japanese), we were neutral and they brought us in, then we helped clean up the mess afterwards. Please don't make it as if we Americans, especially those in WW2 era, are evil and stuff... because we weren't, and aren't.
User avatar #81 to #62 - LtMcG ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
I think you missed the point mate
User avatar #23 to #19 - LtMcG ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.

The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. There were simultaneous Japanese attacks on the US-held Phillipines and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

From the standpoint of the defenders, the attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Two of these were later raised, and with the remaining four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.

The following day (December 8), the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been strong, disappeared.
#20 to #19 - ajweston (09/11/2013) [-]
The Japanese launched a surprise air attack on a big chunk of the US western navy and the US entered WWII... Obama's trying to get congress to allow for a war without calling it that.
The Japanese launched a surprise air attack on a big chunk of the US western navy and the US entered WWII... Obama's trying to get congress to allow for a war without calling it that.
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