Theres a reason the US mainland was never in any danger of invasion during WWII

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    World War II began for the United States when Japanese bombers and midget submarines attackedthe Pacific Fleet at Peartl Harbor, Hawaii. Several large ships were sunk and many were damaged. But the Navy quickly grew in strength.

    At the end of the war, 24 battleships, 35 aircraft carriers, 77 destroyer escorts, 92 cruisers, 501 destroyers, 406 destroyer escorts, and 262 submarines were in service.

    This was the greatest navy that ever sailed the seas.

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    We could have breached the English Channel from France.

    The Germans surface navy was pathetic, the Soviets non-existent, the Japs and Brits respectible - but not realy comparable..........................
     
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    After Pearl Harbor - Japs were reduced to pathetic balloon bombs attacks on US mainland.

    imaginary attack on LA due to post PH hysteria
     
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    Wrong my friend. It wasn't until after The Battle of Midway that The Japenese were reduced to anything less than what we had. In fact, The Japenese had 7 or 8 total carriers, which 6 of them were used to launch the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States only had 3 in their pacific fleet, which were luckily not docked at Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack. Their whereabouts were unknown to The Japanese after Pearl Harbor until just prior to our attack on Midway. That's what makes their defeat so great, the fact that we still beat them with only 3 Carriers to their 7 or 8 (I can't remember). It was a few big strategic errors by The Imperial Japanese Navy, Our code breakers and a bit of luck that enabled us to achieve victory. Atleast on The Sea anyway. ~BH
     
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    All true what you say. The World Book article said what the US Navy was at the end of the war.

    Even if the Japanese had not been defeated at Midway -doubtfull they could have ever launced a serious attack on the US mainland.
     
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    Your saying all this from the comfort of your own home and I bet you have never been to war, if you were around back than I doubt very much you would sit back chillin and say "oh the Japanese are never coming here".
     
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    Was 9 during the Cuban Missle Crises

    Thermonuclear War was a very real possibility..................

    Recall how fun it was to get out of school classes to go on evacuation drills.
     
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    I know. And no, The Japanese would have failed miserably had they attempted any attack on The West Coast ect. Yamamoto already knew this and said it himself the best in this quote by him........" You cannot invade America. There is a rifle behind every blade of grass." - Isoroku Yamamoto

    A very interesting Man. I read about his life from the time he was a child until he planned Pearl Harbor, and it was a great book. ~BH
     
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    Yamamoto never said that

    Isoroku Yamamoto - Wikiquote
     

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