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Today is 68th anniversary of dropping of atom bomb. Was the second bomb justified?


Today 6 August 2013 is the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. My question is : Was there a necessity to drop the second one on Nagasaki 3 days later?

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    LandmarkWealth 3 years ago

    It wasn't speculation. it was history. Japan was getting more aggressive and had no intent of surrendering. The only other alternative was an invasion of mainland Japan...unless you would have preferred the US to surrender.


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Peter V (internpete) says

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    LandmarkWealth 3 years ago

    Precisely...The Japanese used to throw themselves off of cliffs in places like Saipan rather than surrender. It was not in their vocabulary. They had no intention of surrender. Very different culture.


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    Borsia 3 years ago

    Japan's goal was to push America out of the South Pacific giving Japan resources. They believed that the Pearl Harbor attack would take out the Pacific fleet and the US would sue for peace succeeding everything the Japanese had already seized.

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    LandmarkWealth 3 years ago

    An Invasion of Japans mainland would have went something like Iraq or Vietnam on a much larger scale. It would have deteriorated to American occupation, and a slow bleed through a gorilla war for a generation. Objectors don't know their history


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    Deforest (maxoxam41) 3 years ago

    You forget that America entered on its free will. It wasn't its concern. In no way it is justifiable. You don't know your own history, why are you answering?


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  • Justsilvie 3 years ago

    I walked into my college world history class with your first line. My professor sneered and told me to research the subject. I did . He was the person who taught me to look further... you should too, Jeff. You may change your view.


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    Deforest (maxoxam41) 3 years ago

    Yes, you were there. Isn't America your country?


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    Robert Allen Johnson (johnsonrallen) 3 years ago

    In all my travels worldwide, I've always found people to be friendly towards myself and love Americans. However, this question always comes up. Why does America think we are wisest and smartest of all when it comes to nuclear weapons?


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    Peter V (internpete) 3 years ago

    Recognizing that hindsight is 20/20, how should America have dealt with ending the war in Japan?


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    LandmarkWealth 3 years ago

    "Men and their incessant need to blow things up". That is a sexist and bigoted statement. If you come from a military family, you know that nobody hates war more than the men who blow things up. I have never met a man in uniform who enjoys war.


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    Deforest (maxoxam41) 3 years ago

    When tension was existing between the US and USSR during the Bay of pigs event as for shall we use the atomic bomb against the enemy, Krushchev retracted. But we Americans, especially the military branch was ready to launch our bombs.


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