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Why was the Pearl Harbor attack such a shock to the US?

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It was a shock to the U.S. because we did not expect it. We thought we had an alliance with Japan but we were wrong. Japan was mad at us because we would not give them the supplies they needed. Pearl Harbor was our most filled marine base and a key target. There was no way for us to get help because everything was in the Harbor. The president at the time sent a telegram shortly after the attack ended saying that Japan was not a threat and they ended being wrong as well. We go betrayed by Japan and we becam wary of our allances.
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