Axis Declares War

Today in 1941 Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States. Days earlier, Pearl Harbor had been infamously attacked by Japan’s military, prompting the U.S. to consider their own declaration of war against the island country. This declaration passed with only one dissenting vote on the same day that Hitler was drawing up his own declaration of war against the United States, convinced war with the U.S. was inevitable. With the declaration of war from the Axis, the U.S. was drawn into a massive global conflict that would continue for nearly four more years and would later be known as World War II.

Dec 11, 1941 - US enters WWII

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