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Monday, December 07, 2009

Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, precipitating declarations of war by US and Allies
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On December 7, 1941, Imperial Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Canada responded later that day by declaring war on Japan. The following day, on December 8, the United States and United Kingdom also declared war on Japan. In response on December 11, Japan's ally, Germany, declared war on the United States.


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