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Pearl Harbor - 24 Hours After (Full Documentary)

Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After examines the pivotal events that occurred after President Roosevelt received the call that Pearl Harbor had been attacked on 7 December 1941. Author Steve Gillon (The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After) has unearthed new evidence from the FDR Library that reveals the true panic that gripped the White House and shook the nation. This special features new, rarely-seen footage, including film the Japanese had taken of the attack. Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After reveals the untold story behind the United States’ reaction to the date which will live in infamy.


ABC NEWS Pearl Harbor Two Hours That Changed The World (David Brinkley)

ABC NEWS: Pearl Harbor: Two Hours That Changed The World (David Brinkley).


Seconds from Disaster S04E02 Pearl Harbor HDTV Documentary

Seconds from Disaster Pearl Harbor HDTV Documentary Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. The day after the assault, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan; Congress approved his declaration with just one dissenting vote. Three days later, Japanese allies Germany and Italy also declared war on the United States, and again Congress reciprocated. More than two years into the conflict, America had finally joined World War II. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise, but Japan and the United States had been edging toward war for decades. The United States was particularly unhappy with Japan’s increasingly belligerent attitude toward China. The Japanese government believed that the only way to solve its economic and demographic problems was to expand into its neighbor’s territory and take over its import market; to this end, Japan had declared war on China in 1937. American officials responded to this aggression with a battery of economic sanctions and trade embargoes. They reasoned that without access to money and goods, and especially essential supplies like oil, Japan would have to rein in its expansionism. Instead, the sanctions made the Japanese more determined to stand their ground. During months of negotiations between Tokyo and Washington, D.C., neither side would budge. It seemed that war was inevitable.


What would have happened to the Korean war if Japan has fully won the Battle of Pearl Harbor, by blowing up the maintenance yards, flue depot, 2 of the 3 'flat tops' (carriers) and  the submarine pens. The one ones to survive the attack, apart from a few people on the base it's self is the 3rd, unharmed carrier, who was a that time heading to a repair facility in California and thus was not destroyed with the 2 out on maneuvers near Hawaii.

The story[]

  • 1942:The escaped aircraft carrier strikes back as best it can and Hawaii is secured from any future raids.
  • 1943:Peal Harbor is fully repaired. America begins fighting back against Japan.
  • 1945:Soviet forces invade Manchuria, Korea, the Kuril Islands and southern Sakhalin Island.
  • 1946:Soviets invade northern Japan and kill thousands needlessly. The Korean peninsular is now also under complacently occupied by the Soviets. They kill thousands needlessly in order to crush small, emergent, nationalist risings in Pusan and Seoul. Ten of thousand flee to the West as all of Korea is taken over by Kin Ill Sung and his clique.
  • 1947:Hiroshima and Nagasaki are nuked by the USA, while the Soviets massacre thousands north of Tokyo. Japan surrenders later that year to the USSR, the USA, Australia  and China. America takes Kyushu, Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands. The Bonnin Islands go to Australia, the UK and Australia get Shikoku jointly, Me-shima and Cheju-do (the only Korea territory) go Kamentang China, and the rest is jointly held by Maoist China and the USSR.
  • 1948:A fear induced peace occurs in Japan and Korea.
  • 1951:The Soviets help Maoists take over Kamentang Chinese holdings in Japan. The USA backs capitalist rebels and Kamentang loyalists in the Sino-Soviet occupation zone. American propaganda is also broadcast to the now totally Soviet occupied nation of Korea.
  • 1952:The 1952-56 Japanese Civil War begins.
  • 1955: Emperor Hirohito is crowned Emperor Kyushu.
  • 1956:The 1952-56 Japanese Civil War begins.
  • 1957: ATL Japan is divided like OTL Korea was.
  • 1964: Both sides begin to arm there halves of Japan.
  • 1966: Both halves of Japan begin to industrialise.
  • 1968: Both halves of japan begin to radicalise.
  • 1970:Fusako Shigenobu becomes dictator for life.
  • 1972: The USA returns Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands to Kyushu,
  • 1982: A small noncritical border war breaks out between North\Red Japan and South\White Japan.
  • 1984: The Red Japanese nation becomes tech' crazy duplicate of N. Korea. The White Japanese nation becomes tech' crazy duplicate of S. Korea.
  • 1986: USSR promotes Glasnost.
  • 1987: Fusako Shigenobu purges political moderates and sings a mutual defense and trade treaty with Communist Korea.
  • 1988: A popular anti-communist rising.
  • 1990: Peace and justice comes to Japan.
  • 1992: Emperor Akihito is crowned Emperor of Japan in Tokyo, democracy is restored and the nation is reunified. Fusako Shigenobu is hung.
  • 1994: Reconstruction starts.
  • 1998: Japan is politically restored to what it is in our world.
  • 2004: Reconstruction ends.
  • 2008: The credit crunch wounds the economy.
  • 2016: Life is pretty much what it is now, but with a lot bloodier Cold War history.


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