Why Did the Japanese Attack Pearl Harbour?

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The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour was as a preventive action to remove the U.S. Pacific Fleet. This is because it saw it as the pinnacle of America?s military supremacy in the Pacific Ocean. It transpired to them this catastrophic attack on the US Pacific fleet will assist them in their expansion in the Far East.
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The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour because they were tired of negotiations with the United States which did not go well. They wanted to expand Asia but the United States had put a very restrictive bar on Japan in the hopes of cutting Japan's aggression.
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It was December 7, 1941, which was the date Japan brought the US into the war.
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For several reasons.The main reason was because they felt as if the West was hostile toward them and that the President ordered events that crippled the Japanese economy. another
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At approximately eight o'clock on the morning of December 7, 1941,
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It wasn't a success at all. Not even for the Japanese, though the celebrate it as such. Yamamoto knew perfectly well that he needed to put the carriers out of action above anything
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