1941

Pacific Article

" Pacific” byВ AnthonyВ HardyВ IIIВ OnВ SeptemberВ 27, В 1940, В JapanВ signedВ theВ TripartiteВ PactВ withВ GermanyВ andВ Italia, В thusВ enteringВ theВ militaryВ allianceВ knownВ asВ theВ вЂ?Axis'. В SeekingВ toВ curbВ JapaneseВ aggressionВ andВ forceВ aВ withdrawalВ ofВ JapaneseВ forcesВ fromВ ManchuriaВ andВ China, В theВ UnitedВ StatesВ imposedВ economicВ sanctionsВ onВ Japan. В FacedВ withВ severeВ shortagesВ ofВ oilВ andВ otherВ naturalВ resourcesВ andВ drivenВ byВ theВ ambitionВ toВ displaceВ theВ UnitedВ StatesВ asВ theВ dominantВ PacificВ power, В JapanВ decidedВ toВ attackВ theВ UnitedВ StatesВ andВ BritishВ forcesВ inВ AsiaВ andВ seizeВ theВ resourcesВ ofВ SoutheastВ Asia. В OnВ theВ dayВ ofВ DecemberВ 7, В 1941В theВ JapaneseВ infantryВ madeВ anВ astonishingВ surpriseВ attackВ В onВ theВ UnitedВ StatesВ PacificВ fleetВ atВ PearlВ Harbor, В Hawaii. В TheВ attackВ severelyВ damagedВ theВ AmericanВ fleetВ andВ preventedВ seriousВ AmericanВ interferenceВ withВ JapaneseВ militaryВ operationsВ wellВ forВ aВ shortВ amountВ ofВ timeВ thatВ isВ anyways. В After theВ attackВ onВ PearlВ Harbor, В JapanВ achievedВ aВ longВ seriesВ ofВ militaryВ successes. В InВ DecemberВ 1941, В GuamВ andВ WakeВ IslandВ fellВ toВ theВ Japanese, В followedВ inВ theВ firstВ halfВ ofВ 1942В byВ theВ Philippines. В ThailandВ remainedВ officiallyВ neutral.…...