cutting off oil, scrap steel and

By: crunchgodabruinknees

all other trade forced Japan to go elsewhere. The USA forcing an end of Japans naval alignment with Britain alos forced them to look elsewhere. The embargo crippled Japan after Jpan wanted the same things as the Europeans had in China already.

Those were two life and death problems that pushed Japan towards war. Roosevelt sought war to support Britain and he got it.

War was not a foregone conclusion. US policy certainly motivated war.

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