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That bomb killed millions of innocent lives.

  If America was trying to show that it had power, they could have dropped the bomb in a less populated area still showing the damage the bomb could do without having to take so many innocent souls. That would have scared the Japanese and still caused them to surrender, especially considering the fact that America could have been planning to drop more and destroy everything.
Anonymous says2013-04-05T05:55:35.357
Milliones only thousands
Anonymous says2013-04-11T22:54:59.823
There weren't even half a million people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. In fact, the bombs both killed about 85,000 people. Not anywhere near a million. Also, if we dropped the bomb in a less populated area, it wouldn't have had a similar effect. If the bomb was dropped in some random location, it wouldn't have scared the Japanese. They needed something more real to really bring them back to reality and accept their situation. The leaders of the US didn't choose to drop the bomb on Hiroshima simply to kill civilians. They did it because that was the only thing left.
Anonymous says2013-04-18T01:24:01.730
The Japanese had three days between bombs to see the devastation that it caused and they were not scared and they did not surrender. How would a demonstration have scared them when the real thing didn't?
Anonymous says2013-05-02T14:48:43.527
"There weren't even half a million people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. In fact, the bombs both killed about 85,000 people. Not anywhere near a million. Also, if we dropped the bomb in a less populated area, it wouldn't have had a similar effect. If the bomb was dropped in some random location, it wouldn't have scared the Japanese. They needed something more real to really bring them back to reality and accept their situation. The leaders of the US didn't choose to drop the bomb on Hiroshima simply to kill civilians. They did it because that was the only thing left.The Japanese had three days between bombs to see the devastation that it caused and they were not scared and they did not surrender. How would a demonstration have scared them when the real thing didn't?"
Anonymous says2013-06-03T04:48:26.723
Um, the US only could ever make two bombs with the fuel they had. Where were they going to get these "more" to drop?
WaterTipper says2014-03-01T15:03:32.093
^^^
They had a lot more planned. 2 more Fat Man bombs were made and ready to go when given the order, and half a dozen more were planned over the course of the next two months.

And they would all have been used in Operation Downfall, the planned US land invasion of Japan, if not for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Butter says2014-04-29T16:41:35.203
Personally the atomic bombs should have been used, yet I don't argue about the lives being lost. I admit that I feel sorry for all the lost people in that event of the war, and for those who lost their families, but the act of using the bombs was used in a "good" way, so to speak. Thousands of Japanese lives were lost, but that does not account for the damage they did to us: granted that the use of the bombs did more damage than was done on Pearl Harbor, but in a matter of speaking, the lesson learned during this event of war is " Evil begets evil".
NoLongerAPotato says2014-05-05T18:38:42.993
Despite how horrifying the reality of the atom bomb is, it was a smarter decision on the part of the US. It cost less lives, and we gave them plenty of chances to surrender.
Tubagoalie says2014-07-25T19:38:18.737
It actually only cost around 70,000 lives and they made three bombs total
samaking523 says2015-04-15T02:37:52.270
I highly doubt the Japanese would have surrendered. Even after the first bomb which killed 140,000 people (including cancer victims) the Japanese didnt surrender. If you didnt know the US started a fire bombing campaign over main cities of Japan which killed 315,000. That's more than the amount killed by the Atomic Bombs. So no the Japanese most likely wouldnt have surrendered. The Japanese had a tradition called Bushido which was strongly integrated into their culture and one of the concepts was that they would never stop fighting and will never give up. If I were president Truman i wouldnt place my bet that the Japanese would have surrendered and remember they only had three at the time (they were planning to make more if the Japanese didnt surrender). One for testing, little boy, and fat man.
Petshark says2015-09-14T01:17:54.270
It didn't kill "Millions" of people. It didn't even kill 100,000.
foxking347 says2016-02-18T21:06:20.763
Japanese all deserved to the atomic bomb, Japanese military killed much more innocent civilian in China. So they deserve to died of atomic bomb. This is a very good punishment of the Japanese war crimes that they committed in the war, Japanese people killed a lot more people in the war than they been killed in the atomic bomb, they all deserved it. American should dropped 3 atomic bomb to Japanese, they should drop one more to Tokyo, because the punishment would be fair as Japanese needs to response for the damages in China. Japanese bomb Chongqing in 1940, the cost of that is 10 billion dollars, so I think US should be drop one more atomic bomb to Tokyo.
chubbymubkey says2016-04-19T20:26:24.327
I would rather you talk about pearl harbor. Sounds better. This was on American soil
chubbymubkey says2016-04-19T20:27:00.270
I would rather you talk about pearl harbor. Sounds better. This was on American soil @foxking
SomeGuyWhoIsCool says2016-08-25T13:37:48.263
@foxking347 We aren't talking about China (of course their lives matter). We are talking about the U.S. dropping the bomb. Peoples' lives were ruined because of the U.S., and they had no decision whether to go to war or not. Innocent civilians. Seriously, what if you were one of those Japanese who were burned by that bomb?
lump_beefbroth says2018-05-01T18:10:27.333
America dropped the bombs to prevent a land invasion of Japan. They were not trying to "show force". If a land invasion had occurred. Millions of Japanese would have died. Why don't you check your history before debating??
JaBoi says2018-12-11T18:57:37.137
Actually, Both the bombs in total killed about 200, 000 people, So what i think your trying to say is that "the bombs effected millions of lives. "
StubbornPhantom says2019-05-31T06:33:25.527
The bombs killed less than 500, 000 Japanese total, While the alternate option, A full land invasion, Would have killed at least 1 million US soldiers and over 10 million Japanese soldiers and civilians. Please do your research beforehand.
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