The seminal event that saved the world.
Sir Winston Churchill interpreted the eventual outcome correctly as soon as he learned of the attack. Fascism, from Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, and Tojo’s Japan, would soon fall:
Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.
Even though we suffered tremendous loss of life, and it plunged the world further into the darkness of fascism, this was the beginning of the end. For the world we inherited today, we owe to the many thousands who sacrificed to earn the peace, beginning on that day.
We were wrought low, to our very knees, but we would not submit. We helped to free the European and Asian continents, and cemented the greatness of the American Spirit into the annals of history.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
We could use a little bit more of our righteous might these days.