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jakobz April 8th, 2016 10:15pm

Do you believe that the U.S using atomic bombs on the Japanese was a good idea?

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bnnt Los Angeles
04/09/16 8:48 am

It was a horrible thing to do, but Tojo was willing for millions to die drawing out the war for years.

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jvc1133 61535
04/08/16 4:21 pm

Damn straight, kudos. "HST"

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augustin Oklahoma
04/08/16 3:41 pm

Well, it quickly ended the war. If we did anything else, it would have cost many more American lives.

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ClayTownR California
04/08/16 3:35 pm

Far better than any other alternative.

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TheSocialist INTJ
04/08/16 3:17 pm

Japan had already surrendered. I am serious. They just wanted to show Stalin they had a bomb.

TheSocialist INTJ
04/08/16 3:20 pm

With one term, let them keep the emperor.

IamPriscilla Idaho, USA
04/08/16 4:46 pm

No, Japan said they would never surrender. After every man was killed they would just train every woman and child to fight. America didn't really want that, so we just nuked them till they surrendered. And the ONLY reason they surrendered after the second bomb was that they thought we had more.

TheSocialist INTJ
04/08/16 6:06 pm

No, the ONLY reason they surrendered was because the Soviets had declared war and invaded Manchuria. They then knew they couldn't win. Also, only a few crazed politicians actually wanted to fight to the death. The US agreed to the same terms after the bomb as were offered before the bomb. Did you know that?

OldPoop
04/08/16 6:56 pm

As of 12/44, the Japanese had gone all-out with training all civilians for armed combat; by 8/45, they had been at it for almost 9 months. "Crazed leadership" had led Japan since the late 20s. Civ/mil estimates of casualties =~ 500-750 thousand.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
04/08/16 7:07 pm

Socialist you're wrong on this topic. Not sure where you got your info but Japan was preparing to fight a land invasion

TheSocialist INTJ
04/08/16 7:53 pm

No, with Manchuria they decided they were doomed, it wasn't the bomb. So they offered peace, but we declined, nuked them, then made peace on the terms already proposed.