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Should we have nuked Japan?

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Started: 5/10/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Heine2514

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Why don't you think we should stopped the Japanese conquest of Asia with an Atom Bomb?
pierrebrazier

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I don't think we should have Nuked Japan, yes they attacked the US because we stopped trade of oils and such with them, however an atomic bomb created a nuclear explosion that reached out far beyond the blast radius, this caused many to suffer for long periods of time if they didn't die in the blast, many got cancer and poisoning, the food, water, and air were all contaminated. Maybe the first bomb was needed to stop the world war, but the second bomb was completely unnecessary.
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Posted by jglass841 9 months ago
jglass841
Japan did not surrender after the first bomb. They were notified about the dropping of a second as an ultimatum, and yet they still did not surrender.
Posted by UnitedNations 9 months ago
UnitedNations
The atom bomb was a difficult decision to make for Truman. On one hand, thousands of US soldiers will die and be injured in the Invasion of Japan. After all, the Japanese were very loyal to the emperor and even flew their planes in US warships or Kamikaze. On the other hand, a nuclear bomb will killed thousands of Japanese citizens but will lead to a swift victory. However, this was the first time nuclear bombs were used on actual people.
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