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No, the Japanese were warned but they weren't given a date as to when the US would drop the bomb.

   Not only that but what evidence did the US give to proved they had such a weapon? Sure they wrote that they promised they were gonna drop an atomic bomb, but anyone can easily just write it down as a bluff. Plus the Japanese were already planning to surrender in the first place. The only reason why it took so long was because they wanted the emperor to stay in power, as well as have the imperial family protected. The emperor was just a figurehead, he had no real power, so he didn't really pose a threat. The US could have just accepted the Japanese's term of surrender, which was keeping the emperor in power. That was their only condition, which didn't really pose a threat, yet the US was dead set on their unconditional surrender.
Anonymous says2013-04-04T14:58:58.833
If they were given a date im pretty sure Japan would of shot ever plane insight
Anonymous says2013-04-05T22:50:02.133
If "planning to surrender" means that the Japanese government was forcing citizens to fight to the death to protect their country, then sure, they were "planning to surrender." If they were already planning to surrender, they would've most likely surrendered immediately following the bombing of Hiroshima. However, they decided that they weren't quite finished yet, forcing the hand of the Americans to nuke Nagasaki. It took two bombings to finally force the Japanese to throw in the towel, so if what you said about the planned surrender was true, why did they not do it immediately after the nuking of Hiroshima?
Anonymous says2013-04-11T18:45:40.523
The first bomb dropping had no specified date but the second did. The U.S. Gave the japanese 3 days to surrender but they ignored the U.S. And so the americans dropped Bomb #2 And then the Japanese Government surrendered.
Anonymous says2013-04-21T19:28:42.363
But they still could have accepted their condition to keep the emperor in power and avoided dropping the atomic bomb and the japans still did keep their emperor when they surrenderd
JinxMage2314 says2015-06-07T17:48:55.600
That's right, they weren't given a specific date. I wonder why the United States didn't given Japan (their enemy) a specific date so that Japanese forces could greet the Americans happily as they moved to drop the bomb. While on that train of thought, I also wonder why Hitler didn't call Poland up and let them know that he was on his way, so they should prepare tea.
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