Pearl Harbor Is Not a Good Historical Resource

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The modern world is still living with the consequences of World War II, the most powerful conflict in history. In the bloodshed, seventeen million military personnel died in the war. Moreover, civilian deaths in the Soviet Union and China alone totaled 30 million. Like any other major historical event, World War II has been reenacted in Hollywood movies. Likewise, like any historical movie, Pearl Harbor has generated debate about its historical accuracies or rather its historical inaccuracies. In short, Pearl Harbor is not a good historical resource because it is not a historically accurate movie. The aesthetics, movie sequences, and gender/race relations are poorly portrayed and are generally inaccurate. World War II itself can be summed up in one phrase: Allies vs. Axis. The major Allies include the United States of America, the British Empire, France, Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and China. While the major Axis powers were composed of Germany, Japan, and Italy. Furthermore, some of the key players during the war were Adolph Hitler of Germany, Hideki Tojo of Japan, Benito Mussolini of Italy, Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and Franklin D. Roosevelt of America. When the Germans invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 the world went to war for the second time in 27 years. World War II had many devastating blows and attacks on numerous countries. World War II started with the German invasion of Poland. Only a year after, Germany invaded Denmark, Norway, France, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Belgium. The consecutive year, Italy declared war on France and Britain, while the Nazis bombed Coventry, England. In 1941 December 7, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; which caused the U.S. to declare war. The following year, the Battle of Stalingard started and

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