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On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the American naval and air bases located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Which of these actions by the American government provoked the Imperial Japanese government to launch such an attack?

A

The September 1941 alliance signed between the U.S. and Japan's arch-nemesis, the Soviet Union.

B

The total oil embargo ordered by the U.S. in July 1941.

C

The relocation of the U.S. Pacific Fleet to the American-held Philippine Islands in August 1941.

D

The ban on all Japanese immigration effective January 1, 1941.

E

The lack of attention on the Pacific due to the increased Nazi threat in the North Atlantic.

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