Pearl Harbor The First Energy War

Maechling Jr., Charles
December 2000
History Today;Dec2000, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p41
Deals with the oil embargo of the United States (U.S.) against Japan which prompted the decision to attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in December 1941. Dependence of Japan on outside sources for petroleum products; Actions taken by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to retaliate against Japanese expansion; Proposal of Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura to halt Japanese military operations; Factors that hardened the position of each nation.


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