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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not justified.

  Definitely not justifiable because many lives were lost and many, to this day, are affected by the radiation from back then. Because the United States wanted a "quick end" to the war does not mean that they can go and bomb highly populated cities to "prove their strength." There are many other ways to do that.
Anonymous says2013-03-26T10:52:56.010
But in a way it saved people because the war could of continued and more soldiers and citizens would of have been killed than the bomb
Anonymous says2013-04-10T16:04:16.827
The bombing was not to "show strength". And if you think that the bombing was wrong, what about Japan launching an attack against the US while in the middle of peace negotiations?
Anonymous says2013-04-14T18:33:46.837
Two wrongs don't make a right, have we as a country forgotten what we learned as children? The bombingS were unfortunate, unjustified, and unnecessarily violent.
Anonymous says2013-04-16T04:27:40.347
Well, what other ways are could the US show strength without paperwork. Maybe blackmail?
Charcharodon says2014-08-06T06:49:22.937
What would you have had us do then. Invade the Japanese mainland and destroy what little they had left? Lose millions of soldiers and cost the lives of millions of Japanese citizens? Allow the Soviets to set up another Communist puppet government? We don't need to like the bombings, but it is imperative that we understand why they were necessary so that we can avoid similar situations in the future that would require the use of weapons of mass destruction.
wimbojr says2016-03-07T12:50:38.527
Sooooo, landing over 1.5 million troops on the mainland of Japan would have been better?
Evildrpepper24 says2016-05-16T20:39:08.040
Hey dumby we could've nuked tokyo. We did nuke unoverpopulated areas get a brain
FiscalBalance says2016-09-27T00:37:45.833
When the alternative had the minimum projected losses on both sides more than triple the amount of lives lost at the bombings? The bombs were horrible, and atrocity even, but the alternatives to them would be far far worse.
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