You ask what the turning point in history was. Peoples, ideas, or events? •
In our opinion the turning point in history was an event. •
It is the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
On December 7, 1941, many innocent lives were taken away and this day was the very catalyst that changed the war forever. It is a very major turning point in history. •
Since the bombing was conducted without a formal declaration of war, it was one of the biggest mistakes that the Japanese have ever made. •
You may not think that particular event was that much of a turning point in history unlike the invention of the cotton gin or the invention of the plow that helped agriculture deeply. •
Even Admiral Yamamoto, who conceived, designed, and promoted the Pearl Harbor attack even said, “We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve.” This just shows that Admiral Yamamoto knew he made a big mistake and knew he brought the destruction of Japan. •
I agree with Admiral Yamamoto because they just made two atomic bombs go their way. •
Other than that, there are many reasons why the Attack on Pearl Harbor was a turning point in history. •
For America if we lost, we would have put Hawaii at the great risk of invasion and occupation. •
In Japan’s defeat at Midway it was the loss of their experienced pilots which proved to be better than their fleets and ships. Without their pilots, Japan will have no defense to protect their country. •
It also increased the Allied victory dramatically, but victory wasn’t guaranteed. •
Additionally, the war ended the Great Depression as America brought its full industrial capacity online and men enlisted or were drafted. •
Also, the Bombing on Pearl Harbor really brought the U.S. into the war. Until the bombing, the U.S. was staying out of the war. When Japan attacked us that is when we knew we had to step in the middle of the war. •
This again caused a huge source of raw and manufactured materials to be produced and much more...
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