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They knew the devastating destructive power of the atomic bomb and the effect it would have on the civilian population in those cities. They did not, however truly understand the effects radiation would have. Of course the US knew the atomic bomb emitted radiation in high doses, but the effects of radiation from a source such as this was previously unknown.

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Q: Did the United States know the consequeces of dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and did they discuss it before doing it?
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