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  • USA would never enter the war ,nazi germany would win a victory over Europe and USSR

    7 22.58%
  • USA would enter the war but get defeated by Nazis ,nazi influence would spread all over the world.

    1 3.23%
  • USA would enter the war and take over Nazi germany and a different socialist block would be shaped

    4 12.90%
  • USA would enter the war ,no socialist block would be able to formed to lead the world politics

    1 3.23%
  • l have other theories

    17 54.84%
  • not my business

    2 6.45%
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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I wouldn't call FDR an Anglophile. I think early on he wanted to prop up England against the Nazis, not out of love for England but because he recognized what the Nazis were. Once we officially entered the war, FDR was pretty determined to use the war to break the English empire and create a new post imperialist world lead by the US. I think Churchill and FDR had a warm relationship, but Churchill let that relationship blind him to FDR's agenda. FDR never let the personal mix with the political.
    I do not know about Churchill letting the relationship blind him. From what I read FDR and Churchill had a few rows over the status of India after the war.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Not following this thread, but putting it out here- without the attack on PH, US people would not be so motivated and eager to get revenge...
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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    I don't understand the point of "What if?" polls.

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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    The worst thing Japan could have done is bomb Pearl Harbor. It brought the US out of its depression and it ultimately ended Japan's and Hitler's quest for world domination.

    If Pearl Harbor isn't bombed then the US war machine may have never gotten started in time to win WWII.

    Also, who knows how long the depression may have lasted.
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor shocked us into a steel-like resolve. I believe that we still would have eventually gotten involved, and still won, but it would have taken longer as it would have taken longer to get everything... especially public opinion & support... cranked up.
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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I do not know about Churchill letting the relationship blind him. From what I read FDR and Churchill had a few rows over the status of India after the war.
    FDR died before the War ended.



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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The bombing of Pearl Harbor shocked us into a steel-like resolve. I believe that we still would have eventually gotten involved, and still won, but it would have taken longer as it would have taken longer to get everything... especially public opinion & support... cranked up.
    Pearl Harbor-according to my late father who became a Naval Officer in 1944 and lost his older brother at Okinawa in 45 noted that the sneak attack sure made it easier for everyone he knew to support the horrific fire bombings of Tokyo and then the nuking of Japan. after Pearl Harbor, he noted, few Americans had any sympathy of what horror was visited on Japan, and when they learned of the fact that while only 1% of Americn POWs in Germany died, more than a third of our POWS held by Japan died in captivity, there was little if any remorse for what happened to Hiroshima etc



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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Pearl Harbor-according to my late father who became a Naval Officer in 1944 and lost his older brother at Okinawa in 45 noted that the sneak attack sure made it easier for everyone he knew to support the horrific fire bombings of Tokyo and then the nuking of Japan. after Pearl Harbor, he noted, few Americans had any sympathy of what horror was visited on Japan, and when they learned of the fact that while only 1% of Americn POWs in Germany died, more than a third of our POWS held by Japan died in captivity, there was little if any remorse for what happened to Hiroshima etc
    I had never really thought about that aspect before, but that is very interesting.
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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I had never really thought about that aspect before, but that is very interesting.
    a few POWS were murdered by the Nazis, a few were killed while escaping and most who died were badly wounded or burned aviators who bailed out.

    If you want a harrowing picture of what American POWs faced read Pappy Boyington's book. IIRC he got the MOH as much for maintaining Morale among POWs as for shooting down lots of Japanese planes. I remember as a kid, my highly decorated WWI grandfather, had a large collection of WWII books and photographs. One book showed a Japanese officer about to behead a blind folded Australian POW.

    I also recall after Japan was nuked, mobs tried to kill-sometimes successfully-American POWS In Boyington's case a young officer-from the Samurai class-refused to let the mob kill his prisoners-even fighting off come with his sword. I recall that while many Japanese guards were tried for war crimes and some higher ups shot or hung (and more than a few summarily executed by American soldiers shortly after occupation) Boyington defended this guard who was exonerated



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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    FDR died before the War ended.
    The status of India was contentious between FDR an Churchill all during the war. FDR was very anti-colonization.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: What would happen if Pearl harbor wasn't bombed ?

    If it hadn't happened, the US would probably have sat out the whole shebang. It would have spared us the imposition of Affleck's cruddy movie. lulz

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