Both I think backfired somewhat because they caused America to come together and fight the enemy. On a calm Sunday morning on December 7, 1941, the Japanese shocked the world by bombing the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The bombing happened because the U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor could foil their plans to attack the American mainland. As insurance, the Japanese navy undertook an operation to cripple the Pacific Fleet by a surprise air attack. It succeeded.
Discuss the decision made to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. By August 1945 the Second World War was as its final stages. Only one last victory was need for the Allies in order to win the war, a victory over Japan. Ending the war with Japan during World War 2 was both difficult and problematic for the Americans. The decision to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had many influential factors effecting the decision.
I disagree that the Japanese in WW2 were defeated more because of their weakness rather than the strength of the Allied forces. The Japanese weaknesses included their incapability in managing the empire they took on. The strengths of the allied powers included their intelligent military strategies, an example was the "Island Hopping Strategy of Attack" used by America. Also, the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had an impact on Japan which caused them to surrender. The term "defeated more" refers to the factor which had the greatest impact on Japan, causing them to be drove to a state of devastation and have no other way than surrender unconditionally.
Battalion History 1-503D The 1st BN 503D IN was originally constituted on 14 MAR 1941 and then activated on 21 AUG 1941 at FT. Benning, GA. On 02 MAR 1942 the BN began its initial training at FT. Bragg NC, following their training the battalion departed for the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). On 5 SEP 1943, the BN conducted its 1st Airborne Op. of WWII into the Markham Valley, New guinea in support of Operation Alamo. This was the 1st successful airborne operation of the PTO. On 3 JUL 1944, the BN conducted its 2nd Airborne Op.
This event is, on occasion, referred to as the "Pearl Harbor of Australia".  The Japanese raid was not like the Pearl Harbour raid, since Australia had declared war on Japan on 8 December 1941 so the Japanese were legitimately attacking an enemy. Although it was a less significant military target, a greater number of bombs were dropped on Darwin than were used in the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The Australian government downplayed
Leading up to Pearl Harbor, the U.S., along with Britain, East Indies and the Netherlands, formed an oil and steel agreement against Japan that did not allow these materials to be traded with them, this embargo later caused major panic in Japan due to the restricted resources. The attack on Pearl Harbour occurred on the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. It was here that the seven naval ships (of eight) were heavily damaged by the torpedoes and bombs dropped from the Japanese’s aeronautic surprise attack. The attack on Pearl Harbour was a major tactical victory by the Japanese, however as a result of the attack, the United States declared war on the Empire of Japan, resulting in the declaration of war from Germany and Italy; opposing the United States. This tactical feat included multiple significant leaders; Chuichi Nagumo and Isoroku Yamamoto were the Commanders/Leaders of the attack.
In August of 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Heroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Both cities were destroyed and approximately 200,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered just six days after the bombs were dropped on August 15, 1945. The use of the atomic bombs were not necessary to end World War II, however using the bombs ended the war much faster and saved the lives of many soldiers and civilians. Even after the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8th, the war against Japan continued.
The Japanese seemed to have great success after Pearl Harbor as they followed this with the rapid conquest of Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, the Philippines, Malaya and New Guinea. However the Japanese did not know that in the long run, this would cost them the war as they awoke, “The Sleeping Giant.” The US and Japan fought all over the pacific. Japan used suicide attacks, kamikaze planes, and refused to surrender. They showed
The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:55 A.M., the island wide attack begins. 7:58 A.M. horizontal bombers arrive at Pearl Harbor, No one even suspects it to be Japanese. 8:05 A.M. machine guns on the Battleship Nevada open fire on Torpedo planes. The first attack was a stunning victory
Gar Alperovitz, another revisionist, says that Truman’s main purpose in dropping the bombs was to demonstrate its power in order to intimidate the Russians (127). Even American generals, such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and Curtis LeMay have stated that the A-bombs were unnecessary (Dower 92), arguing that Japan could have been forced to surrender by conventional means. If these charges are true, than Truman committed a war crime against Japan and its people. However, the historical record shows that in the summer of 1945 Truman was concerned only