As today, or possibly yesterday now (I’m in Australia, time zones are confusing) was the 70th anniversay of the attack on Pearl Harbour. I have been thinking about signifcant events in history and their effects on the world. Thinking amongst this theme I have to question. Is there a more signifcant event then Pearl Harbour in terms of changing the world?
I realise to some this might seem like a strong and misguided statement, but hear me out
Before WWII America had a isolationist foreign policy. I am well aware that America did become involved in WWI as well, but that was in more of an ecomonic way and very last minute.
But after WWII in which America become involved because of the attack on Pearl Harbour, America’s foreign policy changed dramatically. They no longer believe in the isolationist policy wanted to stay out of foreign affairs. They got very involved in foreign affairs.
But is there an other event that changed the world as much as this one has?