By 1941, U.S. leaders were watching the expansion of Nazi Germany in Europe while at the same time growing increasingly concerned about an aggressive Japan. To many, war seemed inevitable, but a strong isolationist sentiment remained throughout the country. Everything changed on 7 December 1941, the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt would call a “date which will live in infamy”, when Japan launched a successful surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor. The devastating attack crippled the fleet, while showing the world the new dominance of carrier-borne aircraft in naval warfare. Japan’s tactical success, however, belied her strategic failure. With America’s declaration of war the following day, Japan had created a determined and powerful enemy. And while Japan did gain time to expand in the Pacific, that time would be short-lived. Japan had awakened the “sleeping giant” of America.
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