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Can you provide the missing words in Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to the nation in response to the Pearl Harbor attack?*

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Speech to Congress, December 8, 1941
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Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the, and of the House of Representatives.
Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 - a date which will live in- the United States of America was
suddenly and deliberatelyby naval and air forces
of the Empire of. The United States was at peace
with that nation, and at theof Japan, was still in conversation
with its government and itslooking toward the maintenance
of peace in the. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air
squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and
his colleague delivered to our Secretary ofa formal reply to a recent American message. And
while this reply stated that it seemed useless tothe existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained
no threat or hint ofor armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance
of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack wasplanned many days or even weeks ago. During
the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought tothe United States by false statements and
expressions of hope for continued. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands
has caused severe damage to American naval and military. I regret to tell you that very many American
lives have been lost. In addition, Americanhave been reported torpedoed on the high
seas between San Francisco and. Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against
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Malaya. Last night, Japanese forces attackedKong. Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked theIslands. Last night, the Japanese attacked
Wake Island. And this, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surpriseextending throughout the Pacific area. The facts
of yesterday and today speak for themselves. Theof the United States have already formed their opinions
and well understand the implications to the very life andof our nation. As commander in chief of the
Army and Navy, I have directed that allbe taken for our defense. But always will our
whole nation remember the character of theagainst us. No matter how long it may take us
to overcome this premeditated invasion, thepeople in their righteous might will win through
to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of theand of the people when I assert that we will not
only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but willit very certain that this form of treachery shall
never again endanger us. exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our
people, our territory, and our interests are in grave. With confidence in our armed forces,
with the unboundingof our people, we will gain the
inevitable triumph - so help us. I ask that the Congress declare that since the
unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has
existed between the United States and the Japanese.

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