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Unformatted text preview: The massive attack stretched along an 1,800 mile front Declaration on of the war on the US had probably made Hitlers defeat inevitable and again turned Europe into a global war On December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based aircraft attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies and occupied a number of islands in the Pacific Ocean Their leaders had hoped that their strike at American bases would destroy the US Pacific Fleet and persuade the Roosevelt administration to accept Japanese domination of the Pacific The US now joined with European nations and Nationalist China in a combined effort to defeat Japan and bring an end to its hegemony in the Pacific...
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course UW 34 at GWU.
- Fall '10